Iowa DOT News

July 2020

Ramp closures on U.S. 30 and Iowa 1 in Linn County begin Wednesday, Aug. 5

July 31, 2020

DAVENPORT, Iowa – July 31, 2020 – Work to construct asphalt shoulders on the on- and off-ramps on U.S. 30 and Iowa 1 in Mount Vernon and on U.S. 30 at Lisbon Avenue in Lisbon requires closing the ramps to traffic starting on Wednesday, August 5, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Davenport construction office. During the ramp closures in Mount Vernon and Lisbon, motorists should be aware of changing traffic patterns and will be directed onto...

Public input requested for proposed project on U.S. 75 in Plymouth County

July 31, 2020

AMES, Iowa – July 31, 2020 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input for the proposed reconstruction of U.S. 75 in Plymouth County. The project extends from north of Maple Street in Hinton to 0.1 miles south of 2nd Street in Merrill, a distance of 5.99 miles. Construction of the project is expected to begin in 2023. Through traffic on U.S. 75 will be maintained at all times, with the use of median cross overs. For more...

Iowa DOT auction August 8

July 31, 2020

AMES, Iowa – July 31, 2020 – A public auction of state-owned vehicles and equipment will be held by the Iowa Department of Transportation on its grounds in Ames, Saturday, Aug. 8, beginning at 9 a.m. Due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns the sale will be held outside in the auction building parking lot west of the Iowa DOT's sign shop on South Fourth Street in Ames. Passenger vehicles to be sold include sedans, pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles,...

Temporary lane closure on southbound U.S. 63 just 5.5 miles south of Oskaloosa for emergency repairs begins today

July 30, 2020

FAIRFIELD, Iowa – July 30, 2020 – Emergency repairs to pavement settling on the southbound lane of U.S. 63 between the U.S.63/Iowa 92 interchange in Oskaloosa and Mahaska County Road G-71 (310th Street) north of Eddyville requires temporarily closing the southbound lane to traffic according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 5 Office. During this temporary road closure, motorists will be directed to use an official detour route (see map) using Iowa 92, Iowa 23 and Iowa 149. Repairs...

Pavement resurfacing on Iowa 2 in Fremont County begins Monday, Aug. 3

July 30, 2020

SIDNEY, Iowa – July 30, 2020 – A milling and resurfacing project on Iowa 2 between Fremont County Road L-44 to U.S. 275 in Fremont County will begin Monday, Aug. 3, and be completed by early September, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Council Bluffs construction office. The milling work will take approximately one week to complete. Once the milling work is completed, workers will make repairs along the centerline and then resurfacing work will begin. Traffic...

Bridge closures on Iowa 1 south of Iowa City begin Monday, Aug. 10

July 28, 2020

FAIRFIELD, Iowa – July 28, 2020 – Replacement of two bridges and construction of two new box culverts on Iowa 1, just south of Johnson County Road F-52, south of Iowa City, will require closing the road to traffic beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, Aug. 10, until late September, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Fairfield construction office. This project involves the replacement of the existing steel girder bridge over Old Woman’s Creek with a concrete beam...

Westbound I-80 on ramp at Iowa 21 interchange (exit 201) to close Aug. 4 for bridge repairs

July 28, 2020

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – July 28, 2020 – A bridge repair project on westbound Interstate 80 at the Iowa 21 interchange (exit 201) in Poweshiek County will require closing the on ramp to traffic. No re-entry will be allowed for traffic exiting westbound I-80 at this interchange. The closure is anticipated to begin at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, until late September, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Marshalltown construction office. Portable message signs will be placed on...

Lane shift on westbound I-35/80 between Morningstar and Beaver Drive in Polk County begins Tuesday night, July 28

July 23, 2020

GRIMES, Iowa – July 23, 2020 – Bridge deck work on westbound Interstate 35/80 between Morningstar and Beaver Drive in Polk County requires shifting traffic onto the outside lanes and new bridge beginning Tuesday night, July 28, with the new traffic pattern in place by Wednesday morning, July 29, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Grimes construction office. Traffic on the eastbound lanes of I-35/80 will remain unchanged. The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution,...

Iowa 92 Bridge Replacement Over the North Skunk River in Mahaska County

July 23, 2020

AMES, Iowa – July 23, 2020 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input for the proposed replacement of the existing Iowa 92 bridge over the North Skunk River, about 2.6 miles east of the city of Rose Hill in Mahaska County, and proposed detour route. The project includes replacing the existing 3 span, 385 ft. x 30 ft., continuous I-beam bridge with a 3 span, 469 ft. x 44 ft. pre-tensioned prestressed concrete beam bridge. Construction is...

UPDATE - Public input requested for proposed culvert repairs project on U.S. 59 in Crawford County

July 22, 2020

AMES, Iowa – July 22, 2020 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input for proposed culvert repairs under U.S. 59 south of Denison. The project includes repairing roadway concrete pipe culverts in five locations from 1.45 miles north of Crawford County Road E-59 to 1.5 miles north of Crawford County Road E-53. Some locations will require additional right of way for the culverts and drainage. Construction of the project is expected to begin in 2022. Through traffic...

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