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FY 2025-2029 Iowa Transportation Improvement Program Approved by the Iowa Transportation Commission

June 11, 2024

AMES, Iowa – June 11, 2024 – The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the Fiscal Year 2025-2029 Iowa Transportation Improvement Program at its meeting today. The Program documents investments in Iowa’s multimodal transportation system covering aviation, public transit, railroads, trails, and highways. The program is posted on the Iowa DOT’s website https://iowadot.gov/program_management/Five-Year-Program. The Program is developed and approved annually by the Commission and includes specific highway and bridge projects anticipated to be constructed over the next five years on the state...

Two Information Open House Meetings for Decatur Bridge: June 26 and 27

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – June 11, 2024– Tell us what you think about the proposed Decatur Bridge project, which would improve the Nebraska Highway 51 (N-51) / Iowa Highway 175 (IA-175) Missouri River crossing in Burt County, Nebraska and Monona County, Iowa. The proposed construction would provide a resilient river crossing connecting Decatur, Nebraska/N-51, and Onawa, Iowa/IA-175. Some of the benefits of this resiliency include: Maintaining access to regional employment, education, health care centers, and recreational facilities. Maintaining accessibility for...

Reminder: Ribbon Cutting Planned tomorrow as Council Bluffs Interstate System Improvement Program Nears Completion

June 10, 2024

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - June 10, 2024 - The Iowa Department of Transportation has invited contractors, designers, stakeholders, and elected officials to a ceremonial ribbon cutting on Tuesday, June 11 to celebrate the near completion of the Council Bluffs Interstate System Improvement Program. The event will mark a significant milestone in this transformative project and celebrate the collaborative efforts of all who made it possible. What: Short program and ceremonial ribbon cutting to celebrate the Council Bluffs Interstate System Improvement...

DBE GOALS FOR FEDERALLY FUNDED AVIATION PROJECTS TO BE DISCUSSED AT TWO PUBLIC MEETINGS

June 07, 2024

AMES, Iowa – June 7, 2024 - The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) will hold two public input sessions related to Fiscal Year 2025-2027 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) triennial goals for Federal Aviation Administration-funded aviation projects. In establishing a three-year goal, the Iowa DOT seeks input on: the goal-setting process information concerning the availability of disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged businesses the effects of discrimination on opportunities for DBEs and the Iowa DOT’s efforts to establish a level playing field for the...

Tell us what you think about a proposed improvements on U.S. 18 from Algona to Kossuth County Road P-60 starting June 11

June 06, 2024

AMES, Iowa – June 6, 2024– Tell us what you think about proposed improvements to U.S. 18 from the east city limits of Algona to Kossuth County Road P-60 near Sexton. (Event# 5926) Improvements include: Recycling the existing pavement Asphalt resurfacing Grading and paving of passing lanes, turn lanes, and paved shoulders. During the reconstruction of the Kossuth County Road P-60 and U.S. 18 intersection, traffic will be detoured using Iowa 17, Kossuth County roads B-40 and P-56. Construction is...

Update: Iowa Transportation Commission to meet June 11 in Council Bluffs

AMES, Iowa – June 6, 2024 – The Iowa Transportation Commission will hold its next business meeting on Tuesday, June 11 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2702 Mid America Drive, Council Bluffs. Business meeting agenda Tuesday, June 11, 2024 Time Title Presenter 8 a.m. *Approve Minutes of the May 14, 2024, Commission Meeting Cindy Dorhout, Commission assistant, 515-239-1067 Commission Comments DOT Staff Comments *Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2023 Transit Program Amendment (vehicle replacement) Brent Paulsen, executive officer 2, Modal Transportation...

MEDIA ADVISORY: Ribbon Cutting Planned as Council Bluffs Interstate System Improvement Program Nears Completion – Tuesday, June 11   

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - June 6, 2024 - The Iowa Department of Transportation has invited contractors, designers, stakeholders, and elected officials to a ceremonial ribbon cutting next week to celebrate the near completion of the Council Bluffs Interstate System Improvement Program. The event will mark a significant milestone in this transformative project and celebrate the collaborative efforts of all who made it possible. What: Short program and ceremonial ribbon cutting to celebrate the Council Bluffs Interstate System Improvement Program nearing...

Intermittent closures on the Mississippi River Bridge at Lansing to begin on June 17

June 05, 2024

LANSING, Iowa – June 5, 2024 – If you drive on the Mississippi River Bridge at Lansing you need to be aware of upcoming construction work that may affect your trip. Starting the week of June 17, weather permitting, crews will continue work on constructing a new pier and driving the pier foundation for the new bridge that will replace the current bridge. Intermittent closures of up to two hours will happen on the existing bridge between the hours of...

Ramp closure at the U.S. 20 and Iowa 136 interchange scheduled for Friday, June 7

DYERSVILLE, Iowa – June 5, 2024 – If you travel on U.S. 20 leaving Dyersville you should be aware of an upcoming ramp closure that may slow down your trip. The Iowa DOT’s Manchester construction office announces that the westbound entrance ramp for Iowa 136 will be opened on Friday, June 7, weather permitting, so crews can continue repairs to U.S. 20 bridge over Iowa 136. The eastbound U.S. 20 entrance ramp will be closed once the westbound ramp is...

Eastbound I-80 entrance ramp at the 1st Avenue interchange in Coralville will close on Monday, June 3

May 30, 2024

DAVENPORT, Iowa – May 30, 2024 – If you drive on eastbound Interstate 80 near 1st Avenue (exit 242) in Coralville you need to be aware of construction work for the new I-80 and 1st Avenue interchange that may impact your trip. Beginning on Monday morning, June 3, until mid-August, weather permitting, crews will close the eastbound I-80 entrance ramp at 1st Avenue (exit 242) so they can reconstruct the eastbound interchange ramp. While this ramp is closed you will...

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