Iowa DOT News

February 2020

Daytime lane closures on I-35 in Ankeny begin Sunday, March 1

February 28, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa – Feb. 28, 2020 – Daytime maintenance work to seal joints along Interstate 35 near Ankeny will require alternating lane closures from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sunday, March 1, and from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, March 2, and Tuesday, March 3, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Des Moines Maintenance office. The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey the posted speed limit and other signs in the...

Public input requested for proposed improvements to Iowa 78 in Louisa County

February 18, 2020

AMES, Iowa – February 18, 2020 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input on the proposed bridge replacement of the Iowa 78 bridge over Honey Creek, 1.8 miles west of U.S. 61 in Louisa County, and the project detour. The proposed project involves removing the existing 151-foot long x 26-foot wide steel beam bridge and replacing it with a triple 12-foot wide x 12-foot high reinforced concrete box culvert. The proposed project will also involve some clearing...

Proposed improvements to Interstate 29 in Woodbury County to be discussed February 27 in Sergeant Bluff

February 17, 2020

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 17, 2020 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing Thursday, February 27, between 4 and 6 p.m. at the Sergeant Bluff Community Center, 903 Topaz Dr., in Sergeant Bluff. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the proposed I-29 interchange approximately 2.5 miles South of the Woodbury County Road D-38 interchange at Sergeant Bluff. The Iowa DOT would like to gather public feedback on the environmental documentation, preferred alternative, and potential...

Plan Ahead: Southbound I-29 closed at South Expressway tomorrow

February 13, 2020

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – Feb. 13, 2020 – Due to an overnight crash, southbound Interstate 29 will be closed at South Expressway for repairs tomorrow, Friday, February 14, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., weather permitting. During the closure, southbound I-29 traffic is encouraged to use the eastbound I-80 Express (see map). Southbound I-29 Local traffic will need to exit at the South Expressway (Exit 49) and detour to U.S. 275, or find an alternate route. The Iowa DOT reminds...

Public input requested for proposed bridge replacement on U.S. 30 in Linn County

February 13, 2020

AMES, Iowa – February 13, 2020 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input on the proposed bridge replacement on U.S. 30 over the Cedar River, 0.5 miles west of the east junction of U.S. 151 in Linn County. The proposed project provides for removing the existing 1,134 foot by 28 foot steel bridge and replacing it with a pretensioned prestressed concrete beam bridge that is 1,134 feet by 40 feet. During construction the eastbound lanes will be...

Actions taken at Iowa Transportation Commission Feb. 11

February 11, 2020

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 11, 2020 – The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the following items during its meeting today in the Materials Conference Room at the Iowa Department of Transportation’s headquarters at 800 Lincoln Way in Ames. Business meeting actions taken Tuesday, Feb. 11 Order Number Title Action taken Presenter D-2020-44 Approve Minutes of the Jan. 14, 2020, Commission Meeting Approved Danielle Madden, Commission assistant, 515-239-1919 MV-2020-45 Administrative Rules -761 IAC 400 – Vehicle Registration -761 IAC 425 – Motor...

Iowa Transportation Commission approves purchase of 107 new vehicles for Iowa public transit systems

February 11, 2020

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 11, 2020 – The Iowa Transportation Commission today approved more than $9 million in funding for 107 new public transit vehicles to replace vehicles that have remained in service past their useful life as determined by the Federal Transit Administration. The Iowa Public Transit Bus Replacement Project was funded through the Federal Transit Administration’s Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program. Vehicle replacement projects were approved for 21 different public transit systems. The complete list of...

Proposed bridge improvements for Iowa 926 in Webster County to be discussed Feb. 18 in Fort Dodge

February 7, 2020

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 7, 2020 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, February 18, to discuss the proposed traffic control options for the bridge replacements on old Iowa 926 over the Des Moines River, 1.3 miles north of the south junction of U.S. 169 and over the CN Railroad and 7th St. SW, 1.5 miles north of the south junction of U.S. 169 in Fort Dodge. All interested persons are invited to attend...

Iowa Transportation Commission to meet in Ames Feb. 11

February 6, 2020

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 6, 2020 – The Iowa Transportation Commission will hold its next business meeting Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in the Materials Conference Room at the Iowa Department of Transportation’s headquarters at 800 Lincoln Way in Ames. Attendees to the Feb. 11, 2020, meeting are asked to enter the Iowa DOT complex through the “Materials” entrance. When looking at the building façade from the east parking lot, the Materials building is south of the glass walkway over the...

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