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Public input requested for proposed bridge replacement on U.S. 65 in Warren County

April 14, 2022

AMES, Iowa – April 14, 2022 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input for a proposed bridge replacement on U.S. 65 over Otter Creek, 1.6 miles south of Warren County Road G-58, and for the project’s proposed off-site detour. The proposed project involves replacing the existing 3 span 205’ x 28’ pretensioned prestressed concrete beam bridge with a 3 span 239’ x 44’ pretensioned prestressed concrete beam bridge. New bridge approaches will be constructed, and shoulders will...

Des Moines County Road H-38/Mediapolis Road just west of Mediapolis closed for three weeks

April 7, 2022

FAIRFIELD, Iowa – April 7, 2022 – Culvert and drainage construction work for the new U.S. 61 interchange over Des Moines County Road H-38/Mediapolis Road requires closing H-38/Mediapolis Road just west of Mediapolis for three weeks, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Fairfield construction office. The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey the posted speed limit and other signs in the work area, and be aware that traffic fines for moving violations are at...

Road closure on Upper Flint Road adjacent to U.S. 61 in Des Moines County begins at 7 a.m. Monday, April 4

March 31, 2022

FAIRFIELD, Iowa – March 31, 2022 – The Iowa Department of Transportation’s Fairfield construction office will need to close Upper Flint Road where the pavement connects to U.S. 61 starting at 7 a.m. on Monday, April 4 to complete a paving project. The area had been reopened to traffic for winter access, but not all work was completed. This two- to three-week closure is weather-dependent and will allow for shoulder and other work to be done. The Iowa DOT reminds...

Public input requested for proposed bridge replacement on Iowa 5 in Appanoose County

December 29, 2021

AMES, Iowa – December 29, 2021 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input on the replacement of the Iowa 5 bridge over Cooper Creek, about 1.5 miles north of Iowa 2, and on the proposed state off-site detour, in Appanoose County. The proposed project involves replacing the existing 150’ x 28’ continuous I-beam, with a 155’ x 44’ pre-tensioned prestressed concrete beam bridge. The bridge will be constructed using accelerated bridge construction (ABC). The new bridge will...

IOWA 2 OPEN TO TRAFFIC BETWEEN FARMINGTON AND DONNELLSON ON WEDNESDAY, DEC. 15

December 9, 2021

FAIRFIELD, Iowa – Dec. 9, 2021 – The bridge located at Sugar Creek, 1.4 miles west of Donnellson in Lee County is scheduled to open Wednesday, December 15th, weather permitting. With the first phase to replace bridges on Iowa 2 completed, between Farmington and Donnellson, Iowa 2 will be open to traffic in both directions during the Winter. However, in Spring 2022, the next phase to microsurface Iowa 2, between Donnellson and Farmington, will require alternating lane closures and using...

Traffic Switch on U.S. 61 in Des Moines County scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Nov. 23

November 16, 2021

FAIRFIELD, Iowa – Nov. 16, 2021 – Work continues on the U.S. 61 capacity expansion project increasing the roadway from two to four lanes, beginning just north of the Burlington to just south of 210th Street in Des Moines County. Beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, weather permitting, a traffic shift will occur on U.S. 61, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Fairfield construction office. U.S. 61 traffic is currently in a head-to-head traffic pattern just north of...

Temporary closure on Iowa 1 in Keosauqua begins at 7 a.m. Monday, Oct. 11  

October 7, 2021

FAIRFIELD, Iowa – Oct. 7, 2021 – Maintenance work associated with the replacement of the existing culvert on Iowa 1 in Keosauqua, just north of Franklin Street, will require closing the roadway to traffic near the work zone beginning Monday, Oct. 11, until Wednesday, Oct. 13, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Fairfield construction office. Through traffic on Iowa 1 will be detoured using Iowa 16 and Van Buren County roads V-64 and J-40. Local traffic will...

Notice of highway corridor preservation renewal for the proposed U.S. 63 northwest Oskaloosa bypass in Mahaska County

September 21, 2021

AMES, Iowa – Sept. 21, 2021 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is providing public notice of the corridor preservation for the proposed U.S. 63 northwest bypass route, which would connect U.S. 63 north of the Oskaloosa city limits to a new interchange at Iowa 163 west of Oskaloosa in Mahaska County. This notice includes a depiction of the corridor preservation area, which is available at www.iowadot.gov/pim. Width of the corridor preservation zone varies depending upon location within the corridor....

Traffic Switch on U.S. 61 north of Burlington in Des Moines County begins Monday, Sept. 13

September 10, 2021

FAIRFIELD, Iowa – Sept. 10, 2021 – At 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13, weather permitting, there will be a traffic switch for north- and southbound traffic on U.S. 61 between 160th Street and 210th Street, north of Burlington, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Fairfield construction office. The traffic switch is within the work zone of the current ongoing construction project. The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey the posted speed limit and other signs in...

Update: Closure on Iowa 5 south of Lovilia begins on Monday, Sept. 27

September 10, 2021

CHARITON, Iowa – Sept. 10, 2021 – Replacement of concrete culverts, grading and installation of erosion control on Iowa 5 about one mile south of Lovilia and just south of Monroe County Road T-19 will require closing the highway to traffic at the project area beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27, until early October, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Chariton construction office. Detour Route: Through traffic on Iowa 5 will be detoured using U.S. 34,...

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