Iowa DOT News

July 2023

Traffic patterns changing in the coming weeks in Hudson

July 31, 2023

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – July 31, 2023 – As part of the ongoing traffic project around Hudson, you’ll want to watch for this detour scheduled to start Aug. 21, weather permitting. Currently, if you use Riders Road within the city of Hudson, you can use Ranchero Road while crews are paving the last section of the road between the U.S. 20 ramps and Riders Road. The plan is to change the traffic pattern on Monday, Aug. 21, weather permitting, when...

Traffic is shifting at Iowa 27/58 and Ridgeway Road in Cedar Falls starting Monday, Aug. 7

July 28, 2023

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – July 28, 2023 – If you are traveling near the intersection of Ridgeway Avenue and Iowa 27/58 in Cedar Falls, a traffic shift might impact your travel starting Monday, Aug. 7. The second phase of reconstruction of the Iowa 27/58 intersection at Ridgeway Avenue is set to begin Monday, Aug. 7. You’ll be able to enter westbound U.S. 20 at this intersection, but not eastbound U.S. 20. An overall detour route has been established utilizing Viking...

2023-2024 Iowa Bicycle Map now available

July 24, 2023

AMES, Iowa – July 24, 2023 – The 2023-2024 Iowa Bicycle Map is now available in both paper and digital formats. You can get your free paper version of the map at all Iowa Department of Transportation rest areas and Iowa welcome centers. You can order a paper copy online. The digital versions of the map are available at Iowa Bikes (Bike Map) - Iowa DOT. This popular publication highlights bike-friendly routes when traveling on two wheels through Iowa by...

Iowa City DMV moving to Coralville, opens July 31

July 21, 2023

ANKENY, Iowa – July 21, 2023 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will relocate its Iowa City DMV location to 2303 Jones Blvd in Coralville on Monday, July 31. The last day of service at the Iowa City DMV location at 1700 S. First Ave, Suite 6 will be Wednesday, July 26. No services will be available on July 27 or 28 to allow staff time to move equipment to the new facility. In-person services will resume when the new...

Iowa Made Record Investment in Transportation Last Year

July 19, 2023

AMES, Iowa – July 19, 2023 – Warm weather means construction season and you may wonder what all those orange cones mean for you, your family, and the state of Iowa. The fiscal year ending June 30 signaled a record level of investment in roads and bridges based on projects awarded through the Iowa Department of Transportation. Since July 1, 2022, over $1.47 billion across 839 projects was awarded to contractors through the Iowa DOT to improve mobility for you...

Lane closures on U.S. 59 south of Shenandoah begin on Monday, July 24

July 18, 2023

CRESTON, Iowa – July 18, 2023 – If you are driving on U.S. 59 south of Shenandoah in the coming weeks you need to be aware of a road construction project that may slow down your trip. Starting on Monday, July 24, weather permitting, construction crews will be working on asphalt paving and grading work at the bridge over Fisher Creek, 1.2 miles south of Iowa 2 near Shenandoah. The roadway will be reduced to one lane with a lane-width...

U.S. 18/U.S. 218 road closures near Floyd on Thursday, July 20

July 18, 2023

MASON CITY, Iowa – July 18, 2023 – If you are driving on U.S. 18/U.S. 218 near Floyd on Thursday, July 20, you need to be aware of an eight-hour road closure to allow crews to repair gravel shoulders that were damaged by recent heavy rain events. Road closures that could affect your trip include: Eastbound U.S. 18 Closed and detoured at Floyd County Road T-38 Westbound U.S. 18/northbound U.S. 218 Closed and detoured at Iowa 14 (exit 214) Southbound...

Short-term road closures of Iowa 44 at U.S. 169 in Dallas County begin on Wednesday, July 19

July 17, 2023

CRESTON, Iowa – July 17, 2023 – If you are driving on Iowa 44 near the intersection with U.S. 169 north of Adel this week you need to be aware of short-term road closures that may slow down your trip. Crews need to close Iowa 44 at the intersection of U.S. 169 to allow for paving of the intersection and turn lanes. Road closures of 30 minutes or less will occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July...

Iowa 3 between Remsen and Marcus will close on Monday, July 24 for concrete paving work

July 17, 2023

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – July 17, 2023 – If you travel on Iowa 3 between Remsen and Marcus in Plymouth County you need to be aware of a concrete paving project that may slow down your trip beginning on Monday, July 24 until Thursday, Aug. 31, weather permitting. While Iowa 3 is fully closed, you will be detoured off Iowa and follow a marked detour route that uses Iowa 140 and Plymouth County roads C-38 and L-36. Help keep everyone...

Southbound U.S. 61 ramp to eastbound U.S. 30 (exit 312) in Clinton County to close on Monday, July 31

July 14, 2023

DAVENPORT, Iowa – July 14, 2023 – If you drive on U.S. 61 in Clinton and Scott counties you need to be aware of pavement replacement projects that may slow down your trip. Construction crews need to fully close the southbound U.S. 61 ramp to eastbound U.S. 30 (exit 312) for up to one month beginning on Monday, July 31, weather permitting. While the ramp is closed you will follow a marked detour route by taking southbound U.S. 61 to...


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