Iowa DOT News

February 2021

Iowa 92 Proposed Bridge Replacement in Cass County

February 25, 2021

AMES, Iowa – February 25, 2021 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input for the proposed replacement of the Iowa 92 bridge over Sevenmile Creek, in Cass County. The project includes replacing the existing 150’ x 26’ I-beam bridge with a three span, 204’ x 40’ bridge. New bridge approaches will be constructed along with paved shoulders and new guardrails. Construction of the project is anticipated to begin in Spring of 2023. Through traffic on Iowa 92...

Five Iowa Developmental Disability Transportation Grants Awarded

February 25, 2021

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 25, 2021 – The Iowa Department of Transportation has awarded a total of $113,330 in Iowa Developmental Disability Transportation Grants to five Iowa public transit systems. A majority of the funds for this new grant program, $93,505, come from a grant from the Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council with the goal of improving accessibility and addressing barriers or challenges experienced by persons with disabilities in moving around their community. The remainder of the funding comes from the...

Actions taken at Iowa Transportation Commission Feb. 9

February 9, 2021

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 9, 2021 – The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the following items during its meeting via teleconference today in Ames. Business meeting actions taken Tuesday, Feb. 9 Order Number Title Action taken Presenter D-2021-49 Approve Minutes of the Jan 13, 2021, Commission Meeting Approved Danielle Madden, Commission assistant, 515-239-1919 H-2021-50 Transfer of Jurisdiction – Old U.S. 67 in Bettendorf Approved Mitchell J. Dillavou, chief engineer, Highway Administration, 515-239-1124 H-2021-51 Administrative Rules -761 IAC 118, Logo Signing Approved...

Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission to meet by conference call February 15

February 8, 2021

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 8, 2021 – The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission will convene a conference call Monday, February 15, 2021, at 10 a.m. to allow commissioners and the public to participate and avoid concerns related to the coronavirus, or COVID-19. Interested parties may join the call by dialing (800) 509-6344 and passcode 5778996. The phone line will be active shortly before the meeting and discontinued immediately after the meeting ends. Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission Agenda 10 a.m....

Public input requested for proposed bridge replacement on Iowa 10 in O’Brien County

February 8, 2021

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 1, 2021 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input for a proposed replacement of the Iowa 10 bridge over Mud Creek, 1.9 miles west of O’Brien County Road L-48. The project will include replacing the existing bridge with a 120’ x 40’ single-span beam bridge. New bridge approaches will be constructed, the guardrail will be replaced, and the shoulders will be paved. Construction of the project is expected to begin in 2023. Through...

Iowa DOT awarded top honors for work zone plan

February 4, 2021

(Editor's note: This news release is being sent through the Iowa Department of Transportation's email system as a courtesy to the National Operations Center of Excellence.) Top Innovators in Transportation System Management and Operations Win National Awards DOTs in Pennsylvania, Iowa, and North Carolina Recognized for Programs that are Saving Lives, Time, and Money WASHINGTON, D.C., February 4, 2021 – The National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE) is today, announcing the winners of its 2021 Transportation Systems Management and Operations...

Iowa Transportation Commission to meet Feb. 9

February 4, 2021

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 4, 2021 – The Iowa Transportation Commission will hold its next business meeting via teleconference on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. Business meeting agenda Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 Time Title Presenter 1 p.m. *Approve Minutes of the Jan. 13, 2021, Commission Meeting Danielle Madden, Commission assistant, 515-239-1919 Commission Comments DOT Staff Comments *Transfer of Jurisdiction – Old U.S. 67 in Bettendorf Mitchell J. Dillavou, chief engineer, Highway Administration, 515-239-1124 *Administrative Rules -761 IAC 118, Logo Signing Mitchell...

Overnight snow removal operation along Interstate 80 in Cedar and Johnson counties begins tonight

February 1, 2021

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Feb. 1, 2021 – The Iowa Department of Transportation District 6 maintenance office wants to alert the traveling public to a snow removal operation scheduled for overnight tonight, Monday, Feb. 1, from midnight to approximately 4 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, along parts of I-80 in Cedar and Johnson counties. Recent heavy snows in the area has caused snow to build up against the median concrete barriers and the Iowa DOT will utilize a mobile snow removal...

Secondary Road Fund Distribution Committee will meet via teleconference Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021

February 1, 2021

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 1, 2021 – The Secondary Road Fund Distribution Committee (SRFDC) will hold its next meeting via teleconference at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. Following are instructions for participating in this conference call: Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/996526885 You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (646) 749-3112 Access Code: 996-526-885 New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:...

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