Iowa DOT News Release



Ramp closures on north- and southbound I-35 at the U.S. 30 interchange in Ames begin Tuesday, April 6

Posted on: April 05, 2021

JEFFERSON, Iowa – April 5, 2021 – A bridge repair project on the north- and southbound Interstate 35 bridges over U.S. 30 (see map) will require ramp closures beginning 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, until Wednesday, Nov. 24, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Jefferson construction office.

Southbound I-35 traffic wanting to travel east on U.S. 30 will need to exit onto westbound U.S. 30 (exit 111B), travel west on U.S. 30 and exit at Dayton Avenue (exit 150) and then turn back onto U.S. 30. and travel east.

Eastbound U.S. 30 traffic wishing to travel north on I-35 will need to exit at Dayton Avenue (exit 150) and travel north to 13th Street, travel east on 13th Street and then turn onto northbound I-35.  

Traffic on westbound U.S. 30 wishing to travel on southbound I-35 will need to travel on U.S. 30 and exit at Dayton Avenue (exit 150), then get back onto eastbound U.S. 30 and use the southbound I-35 on-ramp.

The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey the posted speed limit and other signs in the work area, and be aware that traffic fines for moving violations are at least double in work zones. As in all work zones, drivers should stay alert, allow ample space between vehicles, and wear seat belts.

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Contact: Jenny Hoskins at 515-386-8166 or jenny.hoskins@iowadot.us


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