Iowa DOT News

October 2021

NDOT Works to Accommodate Farmers During Bridge Construction; Temporary Closure of N-2 Missouri River Bridge at Nebraska City on Oct. 17 and Oct. 31

October 14, 2021

(This news release is being sent by the Iowa Department of Transportation as a courtesy to the Nebraska Department of Transportation.) (Lincoln, Neb.) — The Missouri River Bridge on Highway 2 at Nebraska City, currently under construction with head-to-head traffic, will be temporarily closed on two Sundays, Oct. 17 and Oct. 31, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., to allow farm equipment to cross, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT). NDOT, in partnership with the Iowa Department of...

Public input requested for proposed improvements on Iowa 31 in Cherokee County

October 14, 2021

AMES, Iowa – Oct. 14, 2021 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input for proposed improvements on Iowa 31 from Cherokee County Road C-66 in Washta to U.S. 59. The proposed project involves 3” milling and a 6” Portland cement concrete overlay. Construction of the project is expected to begin in 2022. Through traffic on Iowa 31 would be detoured using U.S. 59 and Cherokee County Road C-66. For more information, see the website listed below. For...

Actions taken at Iowa Transportation Commission Tuesday, October 12

October 12, 2021

Waterloo, Iowa – Oct. 12, 2021 – The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the following items during its meeting today in Waterloo. Business meeting actions taken Tuesday, October 12 Order Number Title Action taken Presenter D-2022-24 Approve Minutes of the September 14, 2021, Commission Meeting Approved Danielle Madden, Commission assistant, 515-239-1919 SO-2022-25 Administrative Rules 761 IAC -117 – Outdoor Advertising -120 – Private Directional Signing Approved Dave Lorenzen, director, Systems Operations Division, 515-239-1124 TD-2022-26 Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy (RISE) application –...

$6.2 million awarded through Iowa’s Railroad Revolving Loan and Grant Program

October 12, 2021

AMES, Iowa – October 12, 2021 – The Iowa Transportation Commission approved $6.2 million in funding for seven rail infrastructure and related rail development projects under the Railroad Revolving Loan and Grant (RRLG) Program. The projects are expected to support the creation and retention of 285 jobs within three years of project completion. Following is the list of RRLG projects approved by the Commission. Targeted Job Creation projects Loan Grant Clinton Connecting Track, Wabash Cannonball, LLC ----- $550,000 Charles City...

Iowa Transportation Commission approves funding for State Recreational Trails Program

October 12, 2021

AMES, Iowa – October 12, 2021 – Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved $1,497,675 for four State Recreational Trails Program projects. The State Recreational Trails Program was created in 1988 with the purpose of developing and maintaining recreational trails and trail-related facilities for both motorized and non-motorized trail users. This funding is available to cities, counties, state agencies, local governments, and nonprofit organizations through an annual application-based program. The projects and approved funding amounts are listed below. Heart of Iowa...

Temporary overnight closures of eastbound I-80 in West Des Moines scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. tonight

October 11, 2021

CRESTON, Iowa – Oct. 11, 2021 – A project to set beams for the new Ashworth Road bridge over Interstate 80 in West Des Moines requires closure of eastbound I-80 between Grand Prairie Parkway (exit 118) and Jordan Creek Parkway (exit 121) overnight for two nights beginning at 10 p.m. Monday night, Oct. 11, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Creston construction office. Eastbound I-80 will be closed: Monday, Oct. 11 at 10 p.m. until Tuesday, Oct....

Public comments needed for proposed U.S. 20 project impacting two trails in Webster County  

October 11, 2021

AMES, Iowa – October 11, 2021 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is proposing to replace the bridge along Business U.S. 20, (a.k.a. Business 169 and Kenyon Rd) over the Des Moines River in Fort Dodge. To facilitate this project, the Iowa Department of Transportation is proposing to temporarily close a portion of the trail along the west side of Business U.S. 20 over the Des Moines River, as well as a portion of the trail under the Business U.S....

Notice of highway corridor preservation for Gordon Drive Viaduct in Sioux City

October 8, 2021

AMES, Iowa – October 8, 2021 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is providing public notice of corridor preservation for the Gordon Drive Viaduct and Bacon Creek Conduit project, from Rustin Street to Virginia Street, in Sioux City, Woodbury County. This notice includes a depiction of the corridor preservation area on a map, which is available at Width of the corridor preservation zone varies depending upon location within the corridor. Corridor preservation is a tool the Iowa DOT uses...

Temporary closure on Iowa 1 in Keosauqua begins at 7 a.m. Monday, Oct. 11  

October 7, 2021

FAIRFIELD, Iowa – Oct. 7, 2021 – Maintenance work associated with the replacement of the existing culvert on Iowa 1 in Keosauqua, just north of Franklin Street, will require closing the roadway to traffic near the work zone beginning Monday, Oct. 11, until Wednesday, Oct. 13, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Fairfield construction office. Through traffic on Iowa 1 will be detoured using Iowa 16 and Van Buren County roads V-64 and J-40. Local traffic will...

Iowa Transportation Commission to meet October 12 in Waterloo

October 7, 2021

AMES, Iowa – Oct. 7, 2021 – The Iowa Transportation Commission will hold its next business meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at the Courtyard Waterloo Cedar Falls Hotel, 250 Westfield Avenue, in Waterloo. While the meeting is anticipated to be open for in-person attendance by delegations and the public, participation via conference call or Teams is still encouraged to minimize the number of in-person attendees. This is to assure adequate social distancing measures can be accommodated. Business meeting agenda Tuesday,...


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