Iowa DOT News

December 2023

Iowa 150 Corridor Study results from Urbana to Oelwein now online

December 18, 2023

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 18, 2023 – You are invited to view and give feedback on a video that shows potential areas of improvement for Iowa 150 from Interstate 380, north of Urbana to the southern corporate limits of Oelwein. Corridor Study Results Video: When: Anytime between Monday, Dec. 18, 2023 (around Noon) – Monday, Jan. 8, 2024 How to View: Navigate to https://bit.ly/iowadotreg5626 Description: The video will share Corridor Study results and also a link to the final Vision...

Overnight closure of southbound I-35 between Huxley (exit 102) and Ankeny (exit 94) scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 19

December 15, 2023

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – Dec. 15, 2023 – If you will be traveling on southbound Interstate 35 between Huxley and Ankeny late at night next week, there’s a major road closure to switch traffic that might impact our trip. There are three different closures in the area starting at various times. All closures are expected to end by Wednesday, Dec. 20 by 5 a.m. and are weather-dependent. The start times and locations of the closures are: Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 10...

Applications for funding being accepted to support electric vehicle charging along Iowa’s interstates

December 14, 2023

AMES, IA – Dec. 14, 2023 – Finding a charging station for your electric vehicle should get easier as the Iowa Department of Transportation and its partners have released a Notice of Funding Opportunity for electric vehicle charging infrastructure along interstate alternative fuel corridors. The process will be used to disburse Iowa’s share of federal funding through the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program, supporting the roll-out of electric vehicle charging infrastructure within Iowa. This funding round is intended to fund...

Actions taken at Iowa Transportation Commission Tuesday, Dec. 12

December 12, 2023

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 12, 2023 – The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the following items during its meeting today in Ames. Business meeting actions taken Tuesday, Dec. 12 Order Number Title Action taken Presenter D-2024-24 Approve Minutes of the Nov. 14, 2023 Commission Meeting Approved Cindy Dorhout, Commission assistant, 515-239-1067 D-2024-25 Commission Meeting Dates from July 2023 through June 2024 - Amendment Approved Stuart Anderson, division director, Transportation Development Division, 515-239-1661 SO-2024-26 FY 2025 Traffic Safety Improvement Program Recommendations Approved...

Iowa Transportation Commission approves 2024 intercity bus projects

December 12, 2023

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 12, 2023 – Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved more than $2.2 million in grants for three intercity transportation providers for the calendar year 2024 Intercity Bus Program. The Commission approved the funds for three projects submitted by the following three entities. Burlington Trailways Jefferson Lines City of Fort Dodge With the current trend in intercity bus transportation moving away from rural connectivity into more urban-to-urban service, these funds play a vital role in keeping rural...

­­Iowa Transportation Commission approves FY 2025 Traffic Safety Improvement Program projects

December 12, 2023

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 12, 2023 – Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved $8,143,382 in total funding for 32 separate projects from Iowa’s Traffic Safety Improvement Program. The program was created in 1987 for the purpose of increasing traffic safety on all of Iowa’s roadways. This funding is available for use on institutional, city, county, or state roads through an annual application process. The complete list of projects and a map that shows project locations for FY 2025 can be...

Iowa DOT offices closed for Christmas and New Year’s holidays

December 11, 2023

AMES, IOWA – Dec. 11, 2023 – All Iowa Department of Transportation locations will be closed on Monday, Dec. 25, Tuesday, Dec. 26, and Monday, Jan. 1, 2024, for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Many people, including commercial driver’s license holders, may be able to complete driver’s license business online at www.iowadot.gov. If you need to come to see us at one of our driver’s license service centers, the best way to get in and out quickly is to...

Ramp from East 13th Street to northbound I-35 in Ames to be closed Dec. 11-15

December 8, 2023

Ames, Iowa – Dec. 8, 2023 – If you plan to get on Interstate 35 from East 13th Street in Ames next week, there is some construction work that you’ll want to be aware of. Crews are working on sanitary sewer construction along East 13th Street in Ames. To give them room to work, the City of Ames will be closing the entrance ramp from East 13th Street to northbound I-35 starting at 6 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11 through Friday,...

Eastbound I-80 exit ramp at 1st Avenue (exit 242) in Coralville set to close overnight Dec. 11

December 8, 2023

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Dec. 8, 2023 – If you drive on eastbound Interstate 80 in Coralville you need to be aware of a construction project for the new I-80 and 1st Avenue interchange that may slow down your trip. Construction crews need to close the eastbound I-80 ramp at the 1st Avenue interchange (exit 242) as they prepare to open the new ramp. The closure is set to take place overnight Monday, Dec. 11 starting at 8 p.m. and reopen...

Eastbound I-80 exit ramp at 1st Avenue (exit 242) in Coralville set to close overnight Dec. 11

December 8, 2023

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Dec. 8, 2023 – If you drive on eastbound Interstate 80 in Coralville you need to be aware of a construction project for the new I-80 and 1st Avenue interchange that may slow down your trip. Construction crews need to close the eastbound I-80 ramp at the 1st Avenue interchange (exit 242) as they prepare to open the new ramp. The closure is set to take place overnight Monday, Dec. 11 starting at 8 p.m. and reopen...

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