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Eastbound I-80 entrance ramp (exit 249) in Johnson County to temporarily close Monday, April 4

March 25, 2022

DAVENPORT, Iowa – March 25, 2022 – Road construction work at the Interstate 80/Herbert Hoover Highway interchange in Johnson County will require closing the eastbound I-80 entrance ramp (exit 249) from 6 a.m. Monday, April 4 to Tuesday, Nov. 15, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Davenport construction office. During this closure, traffic will be detoured around the work zone (see map) by traveling on westbound I-80 to Iowa 1, and then turning onto eastbound I-80 (exit...

Bridge closure on Iowa 78 east of Richland begins at 7 a.m. Monday, April 11 

March 24, 2022

FAIRFIELD, Iowa – March 24, 2022 – Replacement of the Iowa 78 bridge over the Dakota, Minnesota, and Eastern Railroad, about 2.5 miles west of Richland, in Keokuk County, will require closing the Iowa 78 bridge over the railroad beginning on Monday, April 11, until late fall 2022, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Fairfield construction office. During this project, through traffic on Iowa 78 will be detoured using Keokuk/Jefferson County Road V-63 (270th Avenue), Jefferson County...

INTERSTATE 80 REST AREA IMPROVEMENTS IN IOWA COUNTY

December 2, 2021

AMES, Iowa – December 2, 2021 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input for the proposed improvements and right of way needs to the Interstate 80 rest area, east of Victor on eastbound I-80, approximately 2.25 to 2.8 miles east of Iowa County Road V-38 interchange, in Iowa County. The Rest Area Management Plan identified the need for additional truck parking at this rest area. The purpose of the project is to add truck parking spaces, a...

Temporary closure of west- and eastbound I-80 near West Branch begins on Wednesday, December 8

November 30, 2021

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Nov. 30, 2021 – A project to place beams on the Herbert Hoover Highway/Johnson County Road F-44 bridge over Interstate 80 near West Branch will require closing both directions of I-80 to traffic beginning on Wednesday night, Dec. 8, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Davenport construction office. Westbound I-80 will be closed between mile markers 249 and 250 from 11 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8 until 5 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 9 Eastbound I-80 will...

Temporary closure of east- and westbound I-280 between the Mississippi River bridge and Iowa 22 (exit 8) in Davenport scheduled for Nov. 5

November 3, 2021

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Nov. 3, 2021 – A pavement patching project on Interstate 280 between the Mississippi River bridge and Iowa 22 (exit 8) in Davenport will require closing both directions of I-280 to traffic beginning on Friday night, Nov. 5, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Davenport construction office. Eastbound I-280 lane closures are scheduled from 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 Westbound I-280 lane closures are scheduled from 9 p.m....

Westbound I-80 entrance ramp from Herbert Hoover Highway Northeast/Johnson County Road F-44 (exit 249) near Iowa City to close Nov. 8

November 1, 2021

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Nov. 1, 2021 – A pavement repair project at the Herbert Hoover Highway Northeast/Johnson County Road F-44 interchange (exit 249) near Iowa City will require closing the entrance ramp to westbound I-80 from 6 a.m. Monday, Nov. 8, to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Davenport construction office. During this closure, traffic will access westbound I-80 at the South Downey Street/West Branch interchange (see map). The Iowa DOT reminds...

Public input requested for proposed improvements of Interstate 380 in Johnson County

October 21, 2021

AMES, Iowa – October 21, 2021 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is providing information online and requesting public input for proposed improvements and right-of-way needs for proposed widening to six lanes of Interstate 380, from 1 mile north of Forevergreen Road to approximately ½ mile north of Swan Lake Road in North Liberty and in Johnson County. The Iowa DOT is providing two online meeting formats for public input: live online and at your own pace. If you do...

Interstate 80 Corridor Study in Scott County

September 2, 2021

AMES, Iowa – September 2, 2021 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting to discuss the Interstate 80 corridor study in Scott County. The I-80 study includes evaluation of potential capacity expansion options on I-80 and related improvements at the interchanges along the corridor. The purpose of the meeting is to gather input and discuss alternatives along the corridor from approximately 3.5 miles west of the I-280 interchange, east to the Southwest 35th Street overpass....

Proposed Interchange Improvements at Interstate 80 and 1st Avenue, in Coralville, Johnson County

May 6, 2021

AMES, Iowa – May 6, 2021 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input for proposed improvements to Interstate 80 and right of way needs at the 1st Avenue interchange in Coralville, Johnson County. The proposed improvements include reconstruction of the interchange at Exit 242/1st Avenue in Coralville, on I-80, with a diverging diamond interchange (DDI). The project is anticipated to take place starting Fall 2022. The roadway and bridge work is expected to be completed after two...

Lane restrictions on U.S. 151 in Fairfax begin Monday, May 10

April 28, 2021

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – April 28, 2021 – A road construction project on U.S. 151 in Fairfax will require lane restrictions beginning on Monday, May 10, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Cedar Rapids construction office. During this project, U.S. 151 will be restricted to a single lane from Church Street to Stallman Drive and maintained with traffic control signals for a period of approximately two weeks, weather permitting. Motorists should expect delays and seek alternate routes...

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