Iowa DOT News

April 2022

UTILITY WORK TO BRIEFLY CLOSE I-80 EAST OF MADISON AVE. SUNDAY MORNING 

April 29, 2022

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – Apr. 29, 2022 – Mid-American Energy will be conducting utility work over Interstate 80, just east of the Madison Avenue interchange in Council Bluffs, Sunday morning, May 1, weather permitting. To accommodate this work, the Iowa Department of Transportation will close the roadway briefly in both directions, as well as the I-80 eastbound entrance ramp from Madison Avenue. Law enforcement will provide traffic control using a rolling roadblock to assist motorists through the work area during...

Daytime closures on southbound U.S. 218 at Nashua begin May 9 for asphalt resurfacing project

April 29, 2022

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – April 29, 2022 – The entrance ramp to and exit ramp from southbound U.S. 218 at Nashua will be closed for daytime asphalt resurfacing work beginning May 9, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s New Hampton construction office. The daytime closures are expected to be in place for a week. Message signs will be used to provide travelers with advance notice of the closures. The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution,...

Repairs to bridge approaches will cause daytime closures in Butler County beginning May 9

April 29, 2022

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – April 29, 2022 – Bridge approach overlay projects on two bridges in Butler County will cause daytime lane closures beginning May 9, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s New Hampton construction office. Lanes will be closed on the following bridges from May 9 to May 11, weather permitting. Iowa 14 - 4 miles south of Iowa 3 Iowa 188 – just south of Clarksville When lanes are closed, flaggers and pilot cars will...

INTERMITTENT NIGHTTIME LANE AND RAMP CLOSURES ON U.S. 34 BRIDGE IN BURLINGTON BEGIN MONDAY, MAY 2

April 28, 2022

Fairfield, Iowa – April 28, 2022 – A bridge cleaning project for the U.S. 34 bridge over the Mississippi River in the city of Burlington will require intermittent nighttime lane and ramp closures in both directions of U.S. 34 beginning Monday, May 2 until Tuesday, May 10, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Fairfield construction office. Traffic impacts U.S. 34 westbound on-ramp (from Bluff Road) will be closed starting Monday, May 2 from 7 PM to about...

Iowa DOT seeking applications for Living Roadway Trust Fund projects

April 27, 2022

AMES, Iowa – April 27, 2022 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is now accepting applications for fiscal year 2023 funding through the Iowa Living Roadway Trust Fund (LRTF). Cities, counties, and organizations with a statewide focus may apply for the funds designed to enhance vegetation on Iowa’s roadsides. The application deadline is June 1, 2022, at 4 p.m. The LRTF's funding guidelines and requirements are updated for each fiscal year’s grants and detail what grants can be written for...

Detour of U.S. 18/71 in Spencer begins Monday, May 16

April 27, 2022

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – April 27, 2022 – A railroad crossing replacement on U.S. 18/71 in Spencer will require detouring U.S. 18/71 traffic beginning on Monday, May 16 until May 24, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 3 office. Traffic will be detoured using Clay County roads M-50 and P-19. 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...

U.S. 63 Super 2 Planning Study Online Meeting

April 27, 2022

AMES, Iowa – April 27, 2022 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is conducting a super 2 planning study on U.S. 63 from Grinnell to Hudson. The study area is from the junction with U.S. 6, 5.7 miles east of Grinnell, north to the intersection with South Hudson Road in Hudson. An online public meeting is now available to view on the Iowa DOT’s Public Involvement webpage: www.iowadot.gov/pim. To view the meeting and related content, click on “U.S. 63 Super...

Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission to meet April 29 in Camanche

April 26, 2022

AMES, Iowa – April 26, 2022 – The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) will meet Friday, April 29, 2022, at the Mississippi River Eco Tourism Center, 3942 291st Street, in Camanche. Interested parties may attend in-person or join the meeting by using the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89571191588?pwd=QTV0L05oUUV4UmxCUFk1NXVkdEpSUT09 and Meeting ID: 895-7119-1588 and passcode: 065376. To join the meeting by conference call, dial 312-626-6799. The link and phone line will be active shortly before the meeting and discontinued immediately after the...

Bridge closure on Iowa 92 over the North Skunk River in Mahaska County begins on Monday, May 2

April 25, 2022

CHARITON, Iowa – April 25, 2022 – Replacement of the existing Iowa 92 bridge over the North Skunk River, about 2.6 miles east of Rose Hill in Mahaska County, will require closing the road to traffic starting May 2 at 7 a.m. until late August, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Chariton construction office. This project involves replacing the existing three-span I-beam bridge with a three-span, pre-tensioned and pre-stressed concrete beam bridge, installing new guardrail, and paved...

Iowa DOT Auction will be held Saturday, May 7

April 25, 2022

AMES, Iowa – April 25, 2022 – A public auction of state-owned vehicles, equipment, and other surplus items will be held by the Iowa Department of Transportation on its grounds in Ames, Saturday, May 7. Registration begins at 7 a.m. The sale starts promptly at 9 a.m. and will be held in the Iowa DOT auction building near 931 South Fourth Street in Ames. Passenger vehicles to be sold include Dodge, Ford, and Chevy pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles....

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