Iowa DOT News

June 2024

Lane closure on the ramp from eastbound I-80 to northbound I-35 in West Des Moines begins tonight

June 28, 2024

AMES, Iowa – June 28, 2024 – An emergency lane closure on the eastbound I-80 to northbound I-35 ramp at the west systems interchange in West Des Moines will begin at approximately 9 p.m. on Friday, June 28. A single lane will remain open on the ramp until repairs can be completed. The closure is required for a bridge that has been hit according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 1 Office. The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive...

Road closure on U.S. 69 in Polk County Starting July 8

June 27, 2024

Des Moines, Iowa – June 27, 2024 – Construction work to replace bridges over Four Mile Creek on the north side of Ankeny will require closing U.S. 69 from 118th Street to 126th Street on Monday, July 8, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Grimes construction office. A detour will be in place to direct traffic on 36th Street, Interstate 35, and 126th Street (see map). The first bridge will be completed by November 2024, and the...

Iowa DOT Flood Response and Recovery

June 26, 2024

AMES, Iowa – June 26, 2024 - As a result of record flooding in northwest Iowa, the Iowa DOT has been working to keep you safe and informed, and we are doing our best to get you where you need to go. Since late last week, we have worked closely with vital transportation stakeholders including cities, counties, railroads, airports, and public transit providers to coordinate flood response. The flooding emergency is a rapidly evolving situation and road closures and the...

Update: Overnight road closure on eastbound I-80 in West Des Moines rescheduled for Wednesday, June 26

June 26, 2024

CRESTON, Iowa – June 26, 2024 – You may notice a delay on eastbound Interstate 80 west of Des Moines overnight from 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26 until 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 27, weather permitting. This road closure was originally scheduled for Tuesday night, June 25, but was cancelled due to storms in the area. The Iowa Department of Transportation needs to close the road overnight between Jordan Creek Parkway and I-35/80 to allow the contractor to adjust...

Update: I-29 and I-680 north of Council Bluffs to close later tonight due to flooding

June 25, 2024

ATLANTIC, IOWA – June 25, 2024 – If you travel on Interstate 29 or I-680 north of Council Bluffs, the Iowa Department of Transportation intends to close I-29 from 25th Street at the north edge of Council Bluffs to the I-29/880 interchange near Loveland later tonight. In addition, the portion of I-680 west of I-29 located in Iowa will also be closed. Those roadways were originally announced to close around 11 a.m. However, Iowa DOT staff are working to keep...

I-29 and I-680 north of Council Bluffs to close due to flooding

June 24, 2024

ATLANTIC, IOWA – June 25, 2024 – If you travel on Interstate 29 or I-680 north of Council Bluffs, the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 4 Office wants you to know that it intends to close I-29 from milepost 55 (25th Street at the north edge of Council Bluffs) to the I-29/880 interchange (near Loveland) at approximately 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25. Timing will depend on rising flood water levels on the Missouri River. In addition, the portion of...

I-29 and I-680 north of Council Bluffs to close due to flooding

June 24, 2024

ATLANTIC, IOWA – June 25, 2024 – If you travel on Interstate 29 or I-680 north of Council Bluffs, the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 4 Office wants you to know that it intends to close I-29 from milepost 55 (25th Street at the north edge of Council Bluffs) to the I-29/880 interchange (near Loveland) at approximately 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25. Timing will depend on rising flood water levels on the Missouri River. In addition, the portion of...

Short-term closure/detour of northbound I-29 at Iowa 141 (exit 127) in Sloan scheduled for tonight

June 24, 2024

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – June 24, 2024 – If you travel on northbound Interstate 29 near Sloan you need to be aware of a short-term closure/detour of northbound I-29 from 6 p.m. tonight until midnight, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 3 Office. This scheduled closure of northbound I-29 will allow crews to safely place girders for the new bridge over I-29. The first closure at this location took place on Monday night, June 17, and...

Tell us what you think about disadvantaged business enterprise goals for federally funded aviation projects on June 26

June 24, 2024

AMES, Iowa – June 24, 2024 - The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) will be setting our FY 2025 - 2027 Annual Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Goals for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funded projects. A public meeting to discuss the proposed goal will be held via teleconference on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, at 8 a.m. Call 515-817-6093 with code: 128391547# to participate. Comments on the DBE goal will be accepted for 30 days from the date of this publication. Please...

Several roads in Northwest Iowa are currently affected by flooding

June 22, 2024

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – June 22, 2024 – If you are planning a trip in northwest Iowa this weekend you need to be aware of several road closures that may slow down your trip. Between the evening of June 20 and morning of June 22, portions of northwest Iowa received significant rain, resulting in flooding along various primary highways. There are currently widespread flash flooding and river flooding issues. Iowans are urged to closely monitor conditions and never enter a...

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