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Nighttime lane closures on I-35 and I-235 in Polk County scheduled for July 23

July 16, 2024

GRIMES, Iowa – July 16, 2024 – If you drive near the Interstate 35/I-80/I-235 northeast mixmaster you need to be aware of upcoming nighttime construction work that may impact your trip, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Grimes construction office. Beginning on Tuesday night, July 23, weather permitting, crews will close eastbound/northbound I-235 onto northbound I-35 so crews can pour concrete for the new bridge deck at the I-35/I-80/I-235 east systems interchange. The closure is expected to start at...

Nighttime lane closures on I-35 and I-235 in Polk County scheduled for July 18

July 12, 2024

GRIMES, Iowa – July 12, 2024 – If you drive near the Interstate 35/I-80/I-235 Northeast Mixmaster you need to be aware of upcoming nighttime construction work that may impact your trip, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Grimes construction office. Beginning on Thursday night, July 18, weather permitting, crews will close southbound I-35 onto westbound I-235 so crews can pour concrete for the new bridge deck at the I-35/I-80/I-235 east systems interchange. The closure is expected to start at...

Travel Information for Hy-Vee INDYCAR Race Weekend

July 12, 2024

Editor’s note: This news release is being sent through the Iowa Department of Transportation’s news release distribution as a courtesy to the Iowa State Patrol. NEWTON, Iowa – July 12, 2024 – The racing season is now underway at the Iowa Speedway! We would like to ask for your assistance during race weekends. The Hy-Vee INDYCAR Race Weekend is July 12 - 14, with attendance expected to be approximately 25,000 - 30,000 on Saturday and Sunday. Below are some traffic...

Nighttime lane closures on the Southeast Corporate Woods Drive bridge (exit 89) over I-35 in Ankeny scheduled for July 14 - 16

July 8, 2024

DES MOINES, Iowa – July 8, 2024 – If you drive near the Interstate 35 and Southeast Corporate Woods Drive interchange (exit 89) in Ankeny you need to be aware of upcoming nighttime construction work that may impact your trip, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Des Moines maintenance garage. Beginning at 8 p.m. on Sunday night, July 14, weather permitting, crews will close the Southeast Corporate Woods Drive bridge over I-35 for resurfacing work. The bridge will reopen...

Closures of the northbound I-35 rest area near Elkhart scheduled for July 8 - 10

July 5, 2024

AMES, Iowa – July 5, 2024 – Utility work to replace power poles damaged during a tornado this spring will require closures of the northbound Interstate 35 rest area near Elkhart next week. On Monday and Tuesday, July 8 and July 9, the northbound I-35 rest area will be closed from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. each day to move utility equipment around the rest area. On Wednesday, July 10, the rest area will be closed from 9 a.m. to...

U.S. 69 south of Ames to close on Thursday, July 11

July 1, 2024

JEFFERSON, Iowa – July 1, 2024 – If you travel on U.S. 69 between Ames and Huxley you need to be aware of an upcoming road closure that could affect your trip. Beginning on Thursday, July 11 at 7 a.m., until Tuesday, Sept. 24, weather permitting, crews will close U.S. 69 just north of 280th Street/Story County Road E-57 near Kelley so the Walnut Creek bridge can be replaced with a box culvert. While U.S. 69 is closed you will...

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...

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...

Overnight road closure on eastbound I-80 in West Des Moines scheduled for Tuesday, June 25

June 14, 2024

CRESTON, Iowa – June 14, 2024 – You may notice a delay on eastbound Interstate 80 west of Des Moines overnight from 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25 until 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26, weather permitting. 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 the eastbound lanes to normal traffic patterns. While the roadway is closed, you will follow a marked detour route using...

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