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REAL ID requirement is six months away, but now is the time to act

November 03, 2022

ANKENY, Iowa – Nov. 3, 2022 – Time flies by – are you prepared to fly? Six months from today may seem like a long time, but time has a habit of going by faster than we expect. In six months, on May 3, 2023, U.S. travelers must have a REAL ID or another TSA approved ID, such as a passport or military ID, to board domestic flights and access certain federal facilities. If you have a star on the...

Parking-only rest area in Warren County to close Nov. 14 for the winter

November 01, 2022

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 1, 2022 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is announcing the temporary closure of the undeveloped rest area at milepost 51 on southbound Interstate 35 in Warren County beginning Nov. 14, 2022. The rest area is used mostly by commercial motor carriers. Because the ramp from the rest area to I-35 is on an incline, large vehicles often have trouble getting traction to merge onto I-35 during winter weather, causing a dangerous situation on the roadway....

Iowa DOT offices closed for Veterans Day

October 28, 2022

AMES, Iowa – Oct. 28, 2022 – All Iowa Department of Transportation business locations will be closed on Friday, Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day. Many people, including commercial driver’s license holders, may be able to complete driver’s license business online at www.iowadot.gov. If you need to come to see us, the quickest way to get your driver’s license business done is to schedule an appointment https://iowadot.gov/mvd/other-appointments. Walk-in customers will be served as time allows. Special note to motor...

Commercial drivers - download the updated CDL test app to assist in getting licensed

ANKENY, Iowa – Oct. 28, 2022 – Commercial drivers are critical to our businesses, state and economy. A newly updated app from the Iowa Department of Transportation will help prepare future commercial drivers in their process to become licensed. The upgrade will provide additional resources to Iowans specifically around the pre-trip portion of the CDL skills test. The update includes 19 pre-trip instructional videos together with 130 new sample test questions. The addition of these videos and questions will provide...

Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission to hold conference call Nov. 4

AMES, Iowa – Oct. 28, 2022 – The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) will convene a meeting via conference call on Friday, Nov. 4, at 9 a.m. Interested parties may join the call by dialing 469-998-7644 and phone conference ID: 147 180 172#. The phone line will be active shortly before the meeting and discontinued immediately after the meeting ends. Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission Agenda 9 a.m. Roll call Welcome and introductions 9:15 a.m. Budget *Discuss and approve...

Iowa 3 Bridge Replacement to be discussed in Dumont on November 1, 2022

October 25, 2022

AMES, Iowa – Oct. 25, 2022 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a virtual and in person public information meeting to discuss the proposed bridge replacement on Iowa 3 over the Hartgraves Creek overflow, 0.5 mile West of Butler County Road T-16 in Butler County. In-person meeting: When: November 1, 2022 between 5 and 6:30 pm Location: Dumont Fire Station, 630 First St., in Dumont Description: Iowa DOT and consultant staff will be present to discuss the proposed...

Proposed bridge replacement of Iowa 150 bridge over Prairie Creek 1.8 miles east of Benton County Road V-71 to be discussed on October 26, 2022

October 20, 2022

AMES, Iowa – October 20, 2022– The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input for the proposed bridge replacement on Iowa 150 bridge over Prairie Creek, 1.8 miles east of Benton County Road V-71. Construction of the project is expected to begin in Spring of 2024. Traffic will be detoured using Benton County Road V-71 and Buchanan County Roads V-71 and D-48 during construction. For general information regarding the project, contact Catherine Cutler, Transportation Planner, Iowa DOT District 6...

Iowa DOT is ready for winter weather, are you?

October 17, 2022

AMES, Iowa – Oct. 17, 2022 – There’s an unmistakable chill in the air as fall slowly creeps into winter. Keeping roads in their best shape to ensure you get where you want to go, no matter the season is our goal at the Iowa Department of Transportation. As the weather changes, our focus is keeping the roads as clear as possible and giving you the information you need to make smarter, safer travel decisions. What you can do to...

Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission to meet Oct. 17 in Wapello

October 12, 2022

AMES, Iowa – Oct. 12, 2022 – The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) will meet Monday, Oct. 17, at the Toolesboro Mounds and Museum, 6568 Toolesboro Road, in Wapello. Following the lunch break, the meeting will reconvene at the ISU Extension Office, 317 Van Buren Street, in Wapello. Interested parties may attend in-person or join the meeting by using the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7969353384?pwd=N3JyQjNZbFdKT0xCalpHRXAzbDNaUT09 and Meeting ID: 7969353384# and passcode: 742270#. To join the meeting by conference call, dial 309-205-3325....

Actions taken at Iowa Transportation Commission Tuesday, October 11

October 11, 2022

Des Moines, Iowa – Oct. 11, 2022 – The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the following items during its meeting today in Des Moines. Business meeting actions taken Tuesday, October 11 Order Number Title Action taken Presenter D-2023-21 Approve Minutes of the September 13, 2022, Commission Meeting Approved Danielle Madden, Commission assistant, 515-239-1919 MV-2023-22 Administrative Rules 761 IAC -411 – Persons with Disabilities Parking Permits Approved Melissa Gillett, director, Motor Vehicle Division, 515-237-3121 MV-2023-23 Administrative Rules 761 IAC -605 – License...

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