Iowa DOT News Release

Northbound I-35 at the east mixmaster and eastbound I-35/80 to northbound I-35 in Des Moines to temporarily close overnight tonight

Posted on: January 28, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa – Jan. 28, 2020 – Work to repair pavement on Interstate 35 at the east mixmaster in Des Moines will require temporarily closing northbound I-35 and eastbound I-35/80 to northbound I-35 in Des Moines from 10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, until 2 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Des Moines garage.  

During this closure, traffic will be routed around the work zone using eastbound I-80, the U.S. 65 interchange, and the westbound I-80 to northbound I-35 interchange.

The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey the posted speed limit and other signs in the work area, and be aware that traffic fines for moving violations are at least double in work zones. As in all work zones, drivers should stay alert, allow ample space between vehicles, and wear seat belts.

The latest traveler information is available anytime through our 511 system. Visit; call 511 (within Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (nationwide); stay connected with 511 on Facebook or Twitter (find links at; or download the free app to your mobile device.

To receive email or text alerts about traffic incidents, road closures, traffic delays, and other restrictions that affect this highway route or other routes you travel, the Iowa DOT offers the “Your 511” option on It’s easy to subscribe to Your 511 and sign up to receive the email/text alerts. Visit for simple, step-by-step instructions.


Contact: Jake Bennett at 515-238-6851 or, or Larry Letze at 515-238-6558 or

Iowa highway in the evening