Iowa DOT News

November 2021

Temporary closure of west- and eastbound I-80 near West Branch begins on Wednesday, December 8

November 30, 2021

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Nov. 30, 2021 – A project to place beams on the Herbert Hoover Highway/Johnson County Road F-44 bridge over Interstate 80 near West Branch will require closing both directions of I-80 to traffic beginning on Wednesday night, Dec. 8, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Davenport construction office. Westbound I-80 will be closed between mile markers 249 and 250 from 11 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8 until 5 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 9 Eastbound I-80 will...

Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission to meet virtually Dec. 6

November 29, 2021

AMES, Iowa –Nov. 29, 2021 – The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) will meet virtually Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. Interested parties may attend the meeting by conference call by dialing 515-817-6093 (long-distance charges may apply) and passcode 158 050 057#. 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. Roll call Welcome and introductions 10:05 a.m. *Approval of winter radio ads 10:30 a.m....

Proposed improvements on U.S. 218 to be discussed Dec. 6 in Janesville

November 23, 2021

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 23, 2021 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting to discuss proposed improvements on U.S. 218 from the Cedar River in Janesville to Business U.S. 218 / 4th Street in Waverly in Bremer County. The Iowa DOT is providing two meeting formats for the public meeting: in-person and an at your own pace virtual meeting. Depending on COVID conditions in your community, the meeting may need to be moved completely online....

New speed limit signs will be in place along U.S. 169 in Adel on Wednesday, Dec. 1

November 17, 2021

ADEL, Iowa – Nov. 17, 2021 – Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 1, motorists will see new speed limit signs along the U.S. 169 corridor in Adel. The city of Adel and the Iowa DOT are working collaboratively to ensure U.S. 169 remains safe while the area continues to grow. Crews will be placing digital message signs along U.S. 169 to alert motorists of the upcoming changes prior to Dec. 1. The current 55 mph signs at the south side of Adel...

Traffic Switch on U.S. 61 in Des Moines County scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Nov. 23

November 16, 2021

FAIRFIELD, Iowa – Nov. 16, 2021 – Work continues on the U.S. 61 capacity expansion project increasing the roadway from two to four lanes, beginning just north of the Burlington to just south of 210th Street in Des Moines County. Beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, weather permitting, a traffic shift will occur on U.S. 61, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Fairfield construction office. U.S. 61 traffic is currently in a head-to-head traffic pattern just north of...

Iowa DOT offices closed for the Thanksgiving holiday

November 15, 2021

AMES, IOWA – Nov. 12, 2021 – All Iowa Department of Transportation business locations will be closed Wednesday - Friday, Nov. 24-26. Normal operations business hours will resume on Monday, Nov. 29, for all offices except Iowa DOT driver’s license service centers which are typically closed on Mondays. Driver’s license service centers All Iowa DOT driver’s license service centers, normally open Tuesday through Saturday, will be closed Wednesday through Saturday, Nov. 24-27. In lieu of Saturday service, the centers will...

Public meeting on Federal Recreational Trails Program to be held by conference call on Nov. 16

November 15, 2021

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 15, 2021 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a meeting on the Federal Recreational Trails Program from 1:30 - 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16. In order to maintain adequate social distancing, public participation in the meeting will be limited to a conference call or Microsoft Teams. This meeting of the Federal Recreational Trails Program Advisory Committee will include a brief overview of the Federal Recreational Trails Program and apportionments, program guidance, application process, and...

Actions taken at Iowa Transportation Commission Tuesday, November 9

November 9, 2021

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 9, 2021 – The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the following items during its meeting today in Ames. Business meeting actions taken Tuesday, November 9 Order Number Title Action taken Presenter D-2022-32 Approve Minutes of the October 12, 2021, Commission Meeting Approved Danielle Madden, Commission assistant, 515-239-1919 MV-2022-33 Administrative Rules 761 IAC - 301 – Driver’s Privacy Protection Act - 4 – Public Records and Fair Information Practices - 415 – Driver’s Privacy Protection – Certificates of...

Iowa Transportation Commission to meet November 9

November 4, 2021

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 4, 2021 – The Iowa Transportation Commission will hold its next business meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in the Materials Conference Room at the Iowa Department of Transportation’s headquarters at 800 Lincoln Way in Ames. The public may attend in-person; however, participation via conference call or Teams is still encouraged to minimize the number of in-person attendees. Face coverings are not required and left to the discretion of each individual. Business meeting agenda Tuesday, Nov....

Proposed Improvements to U.S. 34 in Montgomery County

November 4, 2021

AMES, Iowa – November 4, 2021 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input on proposed improvements and right of way needs for resurfacing and reconstructing U.S. 34, from the East Nishnabotna River Bridge to Montgomery County Road H-34, near Red Oak in Montgomery County. The project includes the widening and reconstruction of U.S. 34 from the Iowa 48 intersection to the Eastern Avenue intersection in Red Oak. The intersection of U.S. 34 and Iowa 48 will be...


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