Iowa DOT News

February 2022

Iowa DOT seeks public input on State Transportation Plan and State Freight Plan

February 21, 2022

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 21, 2022 – The Iowa Department of Transportation and Iowa Transportation Commission are seeking public input regarding two important long-range transportation plans, the State Transportation Plan and the State Freight Plan. These plans provide a framework to guide future investments in Iowa’s multimodal transportation system, with the latter focusing on Iowa’s freight modes. The Iowa DOT will be accepting public comments on the plans through April 7, 2022. You can view the plans and related information...

Iowa DOT accepting applications through April 8 for Volkswagen Settlement Environmental Mitigation Trust funding program

February 18, 2022

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 18, 2022 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is now accepting grant applications for the Volkswagen Settlement Environmental Mitigation Trust funding program. The program will offer $1.1 million for Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Supply Equipment. Applications will be accepted for two project types. A total of $950,000 will be available for publicly accessible Direct Current (DC) Fast Charger Corridor sites along I-29 and will help to fill in gaps in the developing charging equipment infrastructure network....

Intersection of U.S. 169 and 8th Avenue in Winterset will be converted to an all-way stop on Wednesday, Feb. 23

February 11, 2022

WINTERSET, Iowa – Feb. 11, 2022 – The intersection of U.S.169 and 8th Avenue in Winterset, in Madison County, will be converted from a two-way stop to an all-way stop intersection beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 23, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 4 Office. The Iowa DOT will use digital message signs along the roadway beginning on Friday, Feb. 11, to provide motorists advanced notice of the pending change to the intersection. Other additions to the intersection will...

UPDATED - Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission to hold conference call Feb. 18

February 11, 2022

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 15, 2022 – The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) will convene a meeting via conference call Friday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. This meeting notice has been updated since it was originally published on Feb. 11. 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. Roll call...

Actions taken at Iowa Transportation Commission Tuesday, February 8

February 8, 2022

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 8, 2022 – The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the following items during its meeting today in Ames. Order Number Title Action taken Presenter D-2022-54 Approve Minutes of the Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022 Commission Meeting Approved Danielle Madden, Commission assistant, 515-239-1919 MV-2022-55 Administrative Rules 761 IAC - 411 – Persons with Disabilities Parking Permits Approved Melissa Gillett, director, Motor Vehicle Division, 515-237-3121 MV-2022-56 Administrative Rules 761 IAC - 400 – Vehicle Registration and Certificate of Title -...

2021 Annual Report Highlights Progress on the Council Bluffs Interstate System Improvement Program

February 7, 2022

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – Feb. 7, 2022 – The Council Bluffs Interstate System Improvement Program released its 2021 Annual Report today that highlights progress made on construction and design projects over the last year. The annual report features information about completed and active projects, public outreach, program status, statistics for work completed in 2021, and 2022 key projects. This multi-year, multi-stage construction program will transform the transportation system in the Council Bluffs area, making travel safer and more convenient. The...

Public input requested for proposed bridge replacement on U.S. 18 in Chickasaw County

February 4, 2022

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 4, 2022 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input for a proposed bridge replacement on U.S. 18 over Winters Lake Overflow, 2.9 miles east of Chickasaw County Road T-76. The proposed project involves replacing the existing 62’ x 36’ prestressed concrete beam bridge with a 3 span 120’ x 44’ continuous concrete slab bridge. New bridge approaches will be constructed, existing guardrail replaced, and the shoulders will be paved 20’ beyond the ends...

Iowa Transportation Commission to meet February 8

February 3, 2022

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 3, 2022 – The Iowa Transportation Commission will hold its next business meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, 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, Feb....

Public input requested for proposed bridge replacement on Iowa 14 in Floyd County

February 1, 2022

AMES, Iowa – February 1, 2022 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input for a proposed bridge replacement on IA 14 over Flood Creek, 3.6 miles south of County Road B-45. The proposed project includes the removal and replacement of the existing bridge structure as it is at the end of its intended lifecycle. Construction of the new bridge is expected to begin in 2024. A detour will be in place during construction, which will include County...

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