Iowa DOT News

September 2023

Iowa Transportation Commission Travels to Washington, D.C. on Sept. 19

September 18, 2023

AMES, Iowa – Sept. 18, 2023 – Members of the Iowa Transportation Commission, Iowa Department of Transportation Director Scott Marler, and other Iowa DOT staff members will travel to Washington, D.C., to meet with members of Iowa’s congressional delegation on Sept. 20-21. Meetings will also be held with the Federal Highway Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Items to be discussed include the implementation of federal transportation programs, transportation priorities in Iowa, and the need for continued federal...

Iowa Transportation Commission to meet Oct. 10 in Arnolds Park

September 13, 2023

AMES, Iowa – Sept. 13, 2023 – The Iowa Transportation Commission will hold a public input meeting in Arnolds Park at the Bridges Bay Hotel, 610 Linden Drive on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023, to hear about transportation matters from representatives of local government, interest groups, and individuals. Items that may be discussed at the meeting include the Iowa Transportation Improvement Program; transportation policies; and highway, aviation, rail, river, bicycle, pedestrian, and public transit issues. A brief business meeting will begin...

Actions taken at Iowa Transportation Commission Tuesday, Sept. 12

September 12, 2023

AMES, Iowa – Sept. 12, 2023 – The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the following items during its meeting today in Ames. Business meeting actions taken Tuesday, Sept. 12 Order Number Title Action taken Presenter D-2024-9 Approve Minutes of the Aug. 8, 2023 Commission Meeting Approved Cindy Dorhout, Commission assistant, 515-239-1067 FO-2024-10 Transfer of Jurisdiction of Frontage/Access Roadways along Iowa 461 in Davenport Approved Tony Gustafson, P.E., chief engineer, Field Operations Division, 515-239-1430 MV-2024-11 Administrative Rules – 761 IAC 511, Special...

Corridor Study and Visioning Survey for U.S. 63 from Ottumwa to the Missouri border starting Sept. 19

September 12, 2023

AMES, Iowa – Sept.12, 2023 – Your help is needed as the Iowa Department of Transportation looks at future transportation needs on U.S. 63 from Ottumwa to the Missouri border in Wapello and Davis counties. Studying this corridor and getting your feedback on the vision of U.S. 63 will help establish a common foundation for a variety of transportation plans in the future. Corridor Study Video and Visioning Survey: When: Anytime between Tuesday, Sept. 19 (around Noon) – Tuesday, Oct....

Road closure on U.S. 71 between Lake Shore Drive and Ackley Street in Okoboji and Arnold’s Park on Monday, Sept. 18

September 11, 2023

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Sept. 11, 2023 – If you travel on U.S. 71 between Lake Shore Drive and Ackley Street in Okoboji and Arnold’s Park you need to be aware of a construction project that may slow down your trip beginning on Monday, Sept. 18 through Monday, Oct. 16, weather permitting. While construction crews work on this project, you will be detoured around the work zone using Iowa 9 and Iowa 86. Access to all businesses along U.S. 71...

I-80 east of Van Meter to briefly close on Wednesday night, Sept. 13, for utility work

September 11, 2023

ATLANTIC, Iowa – Sept. 11, 2023 – If you are driving on Interstate 80 east of Van Meter on Wednesday night, Sept. 13, around 10 p.m., you need to be aware of the closure of both directions of I-80 for up to 20 minutes, weather permitting. Crews need to complete utility work over I-80 just west of the Dallas County weigh station between Van Meter (exit 113) and Waukee/Booneville (exit 117). While I-80, as well as the eastbound I-80 entrance...

Traffic shift on U.S. 218 and Iowa 57 in Black Hawk County scheduled to begin on Monday, Sept. 18

September 11, 2023

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – Sept. 11, 2023 – Continuing work on U.S. 218 and Iowa 57 in Black Hawk County will impact the lanes you use beginning Monday, Sept. 18, weather permitting. On that day you’ll be shifted to the outside two lanes of the road. All current closures and detours will remain as we continue to work on this portion of the highway. A mobile message sign will be in place to alert you about the upcoming traffic switch....

Closure of Iowa 5 north of Centerville scheduled for Monday, Sept. 18

September 8, 2023

CHARITON, Iowa – Sept. 8, 2023 – If you are driving on Iowa 5 near Centerville on Monday, Sept. 18, you will need to be aware of a bridge replacement project over Cooper Creek that may slow down your trip. Construction crews will need to close Iowa 5, about 1.5 miles north of Iowa 2, starting at 7 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 18 until Friday, Oct. 6, weather permitting. While the roadway is closed, you will follow a marked detour...

Update: Road closure on U.S. 30 1.5 miles northeast of Woodbine will now begin on Tuesday, Oct. 3

September 8, 2023

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Sept. 8, 2023 – If you travel on U.S. 30 near Woodbine in Harrison County you need to be aware of a bridge replacement project that may slow down your trip beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 3 through Tuesday, Oct. 24, weather permitting. While construction crews work on this project, you will be detoured around the work zone using Iowa 37, Iowa 191, and Harrison County Road F-32. Help keep everyone on the road safer. Drive with...

Overnight closures of I-35 between Ankeny and Huxley scheduled for Sept. 11 - 14

September 6, 2023

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – Sept. 6, 2023 – If you will be traveling between Ankeny and Huxley late at night next week, there’s a major road closure that might impact your travel. Both directions of Interstate 35 will be closed from NE 36th Street in Ankeny to Iowa 210 south of Huxley each night from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. starting on Monday, Sept. 11, through Thursday, Sept. 14, weather permitting. The southbound I-35 rest area near Elkhart will be closed...

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