Iowa DOT News Release



Actions taken at Iowa Transportation Commission Jan. 13

Posted on: January 13, 2021

AMES, Iowa – Jan 13, 2021 – The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the following items during its meeting via teleconference today in Ames.

Business meeting actions taken Wednesday, Jan. 13

Order Number

Title

Action taken

Presenter

D-2021-36

Approve Minutes of the
Dec. 8, 2020, Commission Meeting

Approved

Danielle Madden,
Commission assistant,
515-239-1919

IT-2021-37

Administrative Rules
-761 IAC 4 Public Records and Fair Information Practices

Approved

Bill George, interim director,
Information Technology Division,
515-233-7783

H-2021-38

Administrative Rules
-761 IAC 121 – Adopt-A-Highway Program

Approved

Mitchell J. Dillavou, chief engineer,
Highway Administration,
515-239-1124

H-2021-39

Administrative Rules
-761 IAC 150 – Improvements and Maintenance on Primary Road Extensions

Approved

Mitchell J. Dillavou, chief engineer,
Highway Administration,
515-239-1124

H-2021-40

Administrative Rules
-761 IAC 131, Signing on Primary Roads

Approved

Mitchell J. Dillavou, chief engineer,
Highway Administration,
515-239-1124

MV-2021-41

Administrative Rules
-761 IAC 620, OWI and Implied Consent

Approved

Melissa Gillett, director,
Motor Vehicle Division,
515-237-3121

MV-2021-42

Administrative Rules
-761 IAC 511, Special Permits for Operation and Movement of Vehicles and Loads of Excess Size and Weight

Approved

Melissa Gillett, director,
Motor Vehicle Division,
515-237-3121

PPM-2021-43

Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy (RISE) application – Altoona

Approved

Craig Markley, director,
Systems Planning Bureau,
515-239-1027

PPM-2021-44

RISE application - Farley

Approved

Craig Markley, director,
Systems Planning Bureau,
515-239-1027

PPM-2021-45

RISE application - Cedar Rapids

Approved

Craig Markley, director,
Systems Planning Bureau,
515-239-1027

PPM-2021-46

Statewide Transportation Alternatives Program Funding Recommendations

Approved

Link to news release

Craig Markley, director,
Systems Planning Bureau,
515-239-1027

PPM-2021-47

Federal Recreational Trails Program Funding Recommendations

Approved

Link to news release

Craig Markley, director,
Systems Planning Bureau,
515-239-1027

PPM-2021-48

Iowa’s Clean Air Attainment Program Funding Recommendations

Approved

Link to news release

Deb Arp
Systems Planning Bureau,
515-239-1681

The RISE program was established to promote economic development in Iowa through the construction or improvement of roads and streets.  Iowa cities and counties are eligible for funding in the form of a grant, loan, or combination thereof.  Projects must involve the construction or improvement of a public roadway.  There are two RISE project types: 1) Immediate Opportunity, and 2) Local Development.  More information is available at https://iowadot.gov/systems_planning/Grant-Programs/Revitalize-Iowas-Sound-Economy-RISE-Program.

Altoona: Up to $1,058,041 from the city share of the RISE Fund was approved for a Local Development grant to assist in the construction of approximately 1,680 feet of Ziegler Drive NW located on the northwest side of town. This project is necessary to provide access to four lots totaling more than 34 acres for light industrial purposes. This project is anticipated to be completed by December 2024.

Cedar Rapids: Up to $3,013,485 from the city share of the RISE Fund was approved for an Immediate Opportunity grant to assist in the construction of turn lanes and a roundabout on 6th Street SW located on the southwest side of town. This project is necessary to provide improved access to the proposed site of BAE Systems Inc., an international defense, aerospace, and security company, to support a commitment of the retention of 232 full-time jobs out of 650 RISE eligible retained jobs and $177,353,371 in associated capital investment.  This project is anticipated to be completed by October 2022.

Farley: Up to $381,089 from the city share of the RISE Fund was approved for a Local Development grant to assist in the construction of approximately 1,514 feet of 9th Avenue NW located on the northwest side of town. This project is necessary to provide access to eight lots totaling more than 24 acres for industrial purposes. This project is anticipated to be completed by November 2021.

 


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