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Public input requested for proposed improvements on Iowa 146 in Poweshiek County

January 4, 2023

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 4, 2023 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input for proposed improvements to the Iowa 146 / F-62 intersection near Searsboro in Poweshiek County Construction of the project is expected to begin in 2023. Through traffic on Iowa 146 will be detoured to Poweshiek County Road T-38, Interstate 80, Poweshiek County Road F-57, and U.S. 63. For more information, see the website listed below. For general information regarding this project, contact, Allison Smyth,...

Prepare for possible closure of Iowa 415 bridge over Saylorville Lake Dec. 22 and 23

December 20, 2022

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 20, 2022 – If you are traveling in the Polk City area later this week, you should be prepared for emergency closures of the Mile Long Bridge on Iowa 415 over Saylorville Lake. The Iowa Department of Transportation may need to close the bridge due to high winds from approximately 12 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22 through Friday, Dec. 23. Check the 511 Traveler Information System for closure information, as the closures may happen any time...

Proposed Improvements to U.S. 63 to be discussed in Tama on December 6, 2022

November 29, 2022

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 29, 2022 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a virtual and in person public information meeting to discuss the proposed improvements to U.S. 63 from U.S. 6 in Poweshiek County to the south city limit of Tama in Tama County. The project will include rubblization and an HMA overlay in Poweshiek County, a PCC overlay in Tama County, and Super 2 enhancements throughout the project. In-person meeting: When: December 6, 2022 between 5 and...

Proposed Improvements to Interstate 80/35 & U.S. 6/Hickman Road Interchange to be discussed in Urbandale on November 22, 2022

November 15, 2022

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 15, 2022 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a virtual and in person public information meeting to discuss the proposed improvements to the Interstate 80/35 & U.S. 6/Hickman Road interchange from University Avenue to Douglas Avenue in Polk County. In-person meeting: When: November 22, 2022 between 5 and 6:30 pm Location: Walnut Hills Methodist Church, 12321 Hickman Rd., in Urbandale Description: Iowa DOT staff and project consultants will be present to discuss the proposed...

Temporary overnight lane closures of west- and eastbound I-80 in West Des Moines scheduled for Monday, Oct. 3

September 29, 2022

CRESTON, Iowa – Sept. 29, 2022 – A project to set beams for the new Ashworth Road bridge over Interstate 80 in West Des Moines requires a complete closure of westbound I-80 and closure of the left lane of eastbound I-80 between Jordan Creek Parkway (exit 121) and Grand Prairie Parkway (exit 118) from 10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3 until 5 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Creston construction office. During these closures,...

Temporary lane closure on the Iowa 14 bridge over Black Hawk Creek in Grundy Center begins today

September 28, 2022

Ames, Iowa – Sept. 28, 2022 – Inspection of the Iowa 14 bridge over Black Hawk Creek in Grundy Center requires a temporary lane closure beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 28 until Friday, Sept. 30, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 1 Office. During this project, traffic will be directed over the bridge by temporary traffic signals. The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey the posted speed limit and other signs in the work...

Temporary overnight closures of east- and westbound I-80 in West Des Moines scheduled to begin Monday, Sept. 26

September 23, 2022

CRESTON, Iowa – Sept. 23, 2022 – A project to set beams for the new Ashworth Road bridge over Interstate 80 in West Des Moines requires a full closure of eastbound I-80 and a left-lane closure of westbound I-80 between Grand Prairie Parkway (exit 118) and Jordan Creek Parkway (exit 121) overnight Monday, Sept. 26 and Tuesday, Sept. 27, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Creston construction office. The left lane of westbound I-80 and both lanes...

Nighttime road closures on Iowa 415 near Polk City on September 25 and 26

September 19, 2022

DES MOINES, Iowa – Sept. 19, 2022 – Nighttime maintenance work on Iowa 415 to patch the west approach to the Mile Long Bridge near Polk City will require closing the roadway overnight on Sunday and Monday, Sept. 25 and 26, starting at 7 p.m. and ending at 6 a.m., weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Des Moines maintenance office. The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey the posted speed limit and other signs...

Update: Temporary closure of 210th Street in Boone County will now begin after 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13

September 12, 2022

JEFFERSON, Iowa – Sept. 12, 2022 – Installation of a box culvert under 210th Street east of Boone near Robin Road and Iowa 17 will require temporarily closing the roadway to traffic after 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13 until Thursday, Oct. 6, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Jefferson construction office. During this closure, traffic will follow marked detour routes. Westbound traffic on 210th Street will be detoured south on Robin Road to Iowa 17 (S...

Update: Temporary overnight lane closures of west- and eastbound I-80 in West Des Moines are now scheduled to begin Wednesday, Sept. 14

September 9, 2022

CRESTON, Iowa – Sept. 9, 2022 – A project to set beams for the new Ashworth Road bridge over Interstate 80 in West Des Moines requires closures of west- and eastbound I-80 between Jordan Creek Parkway (exit 121) and Grand Prairie Parkway (exit 118) and a full closure of Ashworth Road overnights. These closures will now begin on Wednesday night, Sept. 14, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Creston construction office. Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 10 p.m....

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