Iowa DOT News Release


Posted on: December 02, 2021

AMES, Iowa – December 2, 2021 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input for the proposed improvements and right of way needs to the Interstate 80 rest area, east of Victor on eastbound I-80, approximately 2.25 to 2.8 miles east of Iowa County Road V-38 interchange, in Iowa County.

The Rest Area Management Plan identified the need for additional truck parking at this rest area. The purpose of the project is to add truck parking spaces, a truck inspection area on the east end of the rest area, and new sidewalk connections to the new rest area building.   The existing rest area  includes parking spaces for 22 trucks, 85 passenger cars, and 3 accessible spaces. These will be replaced with new parking spaces for 40 trucks, 47 passenger cars, and 4 accessible spaces. The rest area will remain open during construction, with trucks prohibited during a portion of the construction.

Construction of the project is expected to begin in 2023.

For general information regarding the proposed improvements please view the information online at or contact Catherine Cutler, transportation planner, Iowa DOT District 6 Office, 5455 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404, phone 319-364-0235 or 800-866-4368, email: If you do not have access to the internet or need assistance viewing the information, please contact Catherine regarding this project.

Visit the Iowa DOT’s project-related public involvement event website at for information about scheduled public meetings and hearings, or view and offer input on any DOT project using the new Map Search feature. Comments and questions should be received by December 16, 2021.  If you would like to receive future email notifications, or submit a comment or question regarding this project, go to:


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