Iowa DOT News

April 2020

I-35/80 Douglas Avenue exit ramp to close Wednesday, May 6

April 29, 2020

GRIMES, Iowa – April 29, 2020 – Work to widen and reconstruct pavement on southbound/westbound I-35/80 in Urbandale requires closing the southbound/westbound Interstate 35/80 exit ramp at the Douglas Avenue interchange from Wednesday, May 6, through May 23, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Grimes construction office. The ramp closure is necessary to allow the contractor to widen and reconstruct the ramp to match up with the additional lanes being added to I-35/80 between the 100th Street...

Lane shifts and restrictions on Iowa 14 in Knoxville begin Monday, May 4

April 28, 2020

FAIRFIELD, Iowa – April 28, 2020 – A hot-mix asphalt resurfacing and milling project on Iowa 14 requires shifting traffic into a head-to-head traffic pattern and implementing a 10-foot width lane restriction from the south to north corporate limits of Knoxville starting on Monday, May 4, until early August, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Chariton construction office. This project includes a four- to three-lane conversion, traffic signal upgrades, and widening Iowa 14 south of the Iowa...

Update: Lane shift on U.S. 30 near Nevada now scheduled to begin Monday, May 4

April 28, 2020

JEFFERSON, Iowa – April 28, 2020 – A project to replace concrete pavement on U.S. 30 near Nevada will require shifting westbound U.S. 30 traffic onto one of the eastbound lanes of U.S. 30 between 610th Street and the 11th Street overhead bridge in a head-to-head traffic pattern will begin on Monday, May 4, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Jefferson construction office. During this stage of the project, there will be no access to or from...

Update to State Management Plan of some federal transit programs open for public comment

April 27, 2020

AMES, Iowa – April 27, 2020 – The Iowa Department of Transportation has updated its State Management Plan, a document outlining the state’s administration of Federal Transit Administration funding under the Section 5310, 5311, 5316, 5317, and 5339 Programs. This document was updated to reflect changes made as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. The draft document may be accessed at https://iowadot.gov/transit/publications/StateManagementPlan.pdf. Comments from the public can be directed to Kristin Haar at 515-233-7875 or...

Lane shift on U.S. 30 near Nevada begins Wednesday, April 29

April 21, 2020

JEFFERSON, Iowa – April 21, 2020 – A project to replace concrete pavement on U.S. 30 near Nevada will require shifting westbound U.S. 30 traffic onto one of the eastbound lanes of U.S. 30 between 610th Street and the 11th Street overhead bridge in a head-to-head traffic pattern starting on Wednesday, April 29, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Jefferson construction office. During this stage of the project, there will be no access to or from U.S....

Mid-America states collaborating on COVID-19 transportation strategies

April 21, 2020

(Editor's note: This press release is being redistributed through the Iowa Department of Transportation as a courtesy to the Mid-America Association of State Transportation Officials) APRIL 21, 2020 - To keep the supply chain of critical goods and services intact during the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the Mid-America Association of State Transportation Officials (MAASTO) are coordinating strategies that will help the citizens of the central United States. “Meeting the challenge of the pandemic will require that we can get vital...

Westbound U.S. 20 ramp to southbound I-29 in Sioux City to temporarily close Thursday night, April 23

April 20, 2020

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – April 20, 2020 – A nighttime patching operation will require closing the westbound U.S. 20 ramp to southbound Interstate 29 in Sioux City from 6 p.m. Thursday, April 23, until 6 a.m. Friday, April 24, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 3 Office. During this closure, motorists will be directed around the work zone using U.S. 20, I-129, and Dakota Avenue. The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey the...

Lane shifts on U.S. 20 between Iowa 17 and Webster County Road P-73 near Duncombe begin Thursday, April 23

April 20, 2020

MASON CITY, Iowa – April 20, 2020 – A pavement replacement project on U.S. 20 near Duncombe is currently underway. On Thursday, April 23, weather permitting, westbound U.S. 20 traffic will be shifted onto one of the eastbound lanes of U.S. 20 in a head-to-head traffic pattern between Iowa 17 and Webster County Road P-73, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mason City construction office. During this project, side roads off U.S. 20 to the north will be closed...

DBE goals for Federal Highway Administration-funded programs to be discussed at two public meetings

April 17, 2020

AMES, Iowa – April 17, 2020 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will be holding two input sessions to gather public comments concerning the Fiscal Year 2021-2023 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Triennial goals for Federal Highway Administration-funded projects. Currently, the May 18 meeting will be held by telephone conference only. The June 18 meeting is scheduled to be held via telephone conference only. Each meeting has a different focus area noted below. Monday, May 18 from 1 – 2 p.m. –...

Update: Traffic lane shift on I-35 at the East First Street interchange in Ankeny now scheduled for Thursday, April 23

April 16, 2020

GRIMES, Iowa – April 16, 2020 – A project to rebuild the southbound lanes of Interstate 35 between NE 36th Street and East First Street requires shifting the southbound I-35 traffic across the median and into a head-to-head traffic pattern from south of the NE 36th Street interchange to south of the East First Street interchange in Ankeny starting Thursday, April 23, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Grimes construction office. The southbound I-35 exit ramp to...

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