Iowa DOT News

April 2024

Mississippi River Bridge at Lansing to reopen at 11 a.m. today

April 20, 2024

LANSING, Iowa – April 20, 2024 – Following repairs and rigorous safety testing, the existing Mississippi River Bridge connecting Lansing, Iowa, and Crawford County, Wisconsin, is expected to reopen at approximately 11 a.m. today. The bridge has been closed since Feb. 25 after two of the piers moved, creating an unexpected buckle of the bridge. Our contracting partner, Kraemer North America, worked diligently to replace the piers. The new piers are supported by steel pipe pilings reaching more than 100...

Overnight road closure on eastbound I-80 in West Des Moines scheduled for Monday, April 29

April 19, 2024

CRESTON, Iowa – April 19, 2024 – You may notice a delay on eastbound Interstate 80 west of Des Moines overnight on Monday, April 29 into Tuesday, April 30. The Iowa Department of Transportation needs to close the road overnight between Jordan Creek Parkway and Grand Prairie Parkway to allow the contractor to install new sign trusses and digital message boards. Our contractors have planned an overnight road closure on Monday, April 29 at 8:30 p.m. until Tuesday, April 30...

Closure of 580th Street north of U.S. 30 in Ames begins on Monday, April 29

April 17, 2024

JEFFERSON, Iowa – April 17, 2024 – If you travel on 580th Street north of U.S. 30 on the east side of Ames you need to be aware of a traffic pattern change that could affect your trip. On Monday, April 29 at 7 a.m., until late May, weather permitting, crews will close a stretch of 580th Street from north of U.S. 30 up to old U.S. 30/Lincoln Way so crews can work on grading and paving the intersection of...

Notice of corridor preservation for I-80 in Dallas County

April 11, 2024

AMES, Iowa – April 11, 2024 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is providing public notice of renewal of a corridor preservation zone for I-80 from west of U.S. 6/U.S. 169 (DeSoto) interchange to west of Grand Prairie Parkway in Dallas County. This notice includes a map of the corridor preservation zone and is available at www.iowadot.gov/pim. The width of the corridor preservation zone varies depending on the location within the corridor. This corridor preservation zone was first established in...

Overnight closure of eastbound I-80 between Grand Prairie Parkway and Jordan Creek Parkway scheduled for Wednesday, April 17

April 9, 2024

CRESTON, Iowa – April 9, 2024 – If you drive on eastbound Interstate 80 between Grand Prairie Parkway (exit 118) and Jordan Creek Parkway (exit 121) you need to be aware of upcoming nighttime construction work that may impact your trip according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Creston construction office. Beginning at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, until 4 a.m. Thursday, April 18, weather permitting, crews will close eastbound I-80 so sign trusses can be removed. When eastbound...

Eastbound I-80 entrance ramp at the West Branch interchange (exit 254) scheduled to close on Sunday, April 14

April 9, 2024

DAVENPORT, Iowa – April 9, 2024 – If you drive on eastbound Interstate 80 near West Branch you need to be aware of construction work for I-80 widening projects between Iowa City and West Branch that may impact your trip. Starting on Sunday, April 14 until mid-November 2024, weather permitting, the eastbound I-80 entrance ramp at the West Branch interchange (exit 254) will be closed so construction crews can work on the new eastbound I-80 alignment. During this closure you’ll...

Iowa DOT and Des Moines Public Library collaborate to ensure citizens have proper identification

April 9, 2024

DES MOINES, Iowa – April 9, 2024 - The Iowa Department of Transportation and Des Moines Public Library have teamed up to provide personalized support and guidance to individuals seeking an identification card. On May 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the DOT will have specialists on-site at the Des Moines Public Library branch at 1000 Grand Avenue to provide hands-on assistance and issue IDs to individuals who are pre-registered. To take advantage of this opportunity, you’ll need to...

Actions taken at the Iowa Transportation Commission meeting on Tuesday, April 9

April 9, 2024

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – April 9, 2024 – The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the following items during its meeting today in Cedar Rapids. Business meeting actions taken Tuesday, April 9 Order Number Title Action taken Presenter D-2024-45 Approve Minutes of the March 12, 2024 Commission Meeting Approved Cindy Dorhout, Commission assistant, 515-239-1067 TD-2024-46 Statewide Transportation Alternatives Set-aside Program Funding Recommendations Approved (Link to news release) Deb Arp, team leader, Systems Planning Bureau, 515-239-1681 TD-2024-47 Fiscal Year 2024 State Aviation Program...

Iowa Transportation Commission approves statewide Transportation Alternatives Set-aside Program funding

April 9, 2024

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – April 9, 2024 – Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved $9,869,044 in total funding for ten statewide Transportation Alternatives Set-aside Program projects. This program supports projects that will have a statewide or multi-regional impact, expand the state’s multi-modal transportation system, enhance tourism, and provides safe routes to school. The majority of Transportation Alternatives Set-aside program funding is distributed to Iowa’s metropolitan planning organizations and regional planning affiliations for the selection of local projects. The Commission awards...

UPDATED: Tell us what you think about a proposed roundabout at the intersection of IA 3 and IA 143 near Marcus in Cherokee County

April 8, 2024

AMES, Iowa – April 8, 2024 –The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting your input on a for a proposed roundabout at the intersection of Iowa 3 and Iowa 143 near Marcus in Cherokee county. Iowa 3 traffic will be maintained by staging construction for most of the project. It is anticipated that Iowa 3 east of Iowa 143 will need to be detoured during the final stage of construction. The proposed detour for this stage would be Cherokee County...

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