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Traffic patterns will change at the intersection of U.S. 18/U.S. 218/Iowa 27 at Floyd County Road T-44 south of Floyd on Tuesday, Nov. 22

November 17, 2022

MASON CITY, Iowa – Nov. 17, 2022 – Changes to traffic patterns will occur at the intersection of U.S. 18/U.S. 218/Iowa 27 at Floyd County Road T-44 south of Floyd on Tuesday, Nov. 22, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mason City construction office. Traffic pattern changes Eastbound traffic on U.S. 18/Iowa 27 currently in a head-to-head traffic pattern will be moved to the newly constructed lanes and will use the on/off ramps for access to northbound...

Proposed Improvements to Interstate 80/35 & U.S. 6/Hickman Road Interchange to be discussed in Urbandale on November 22, 2022

November 15, 2022

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 15, 2022 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a virtual and in person public information meeting to discuss the proposed improvements to the Interstate 80/35 & U.S. 6/Hickman Road interchange from University Avenue to Douglas Avenue in Polk County. In-person meeting: When: November 22, 2022 between 5 and 6:30 pm Location: Walnut Hills Methodist Church, 12321 Hickman Rd., in Urbandale Description: Iowa DOT staff and project consultants will be present to discuss the proposed...

Iowa DOT and Iowa State Patrol talk about crash response for National Crash Responder Safety Week

November 14, 2022

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 14, 2022 – If you are involved in a traffic crash, you’ll likely be relying on a variety of trained professionals to make sure you and everyone else at the scene are as safe as possible. These roadside heroes include our own forces from the Iowa Department of Transportation and the Iowa State Patrol. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 65 first responders died in traffic-related incidents in 2021 in the United States. To...

Update: Interstate Changes Happening in Council Bluffs

November 10, 2022

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – Nov. 10, 2022 – Motorists should prepare for multiple overnight closures and changes to Interstate 29 and I-480 in Council Bluffs next week, weather permitting. Cold weather could delay construction activities like lane marking/painting. On Sunday, Nov. 13, I-29 southbound is expected to be closed at 16th Street, from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m., weather permitting. This will allow construction crews to prepare for the extended closure of southbound I-29 at Avenue G. Motorists should follow...

Interstate Changes Happening Next Week in Council Bluffs

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – Nov. 10, 2022 – Motorists need to prepare for multiple overnight closures and changes to Interstate 29 and I-480 in Council Bluffs next week. On Sunday, Nov. 13, southbound I-29 will be closed at 16th Street, from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m., weather permitting. This will allow construction crews to prepare for the extended closure of southbound I-29 at Avenue G. Motorists should follow the detours. On Monday, Nov. 14, motorists should plan for the closure...

UPDATED - Iowa DOT offices closed for the Thanksgiving holiday

November 09, 2022

AMES, IOWA – Nov. 11, 202 – All Iowa Department of Transportation business locations will be closed Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 23-25 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Normal operations business hours will resume on Monday, Nov. 28. 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 at one of our driver’s license service centers, the best way to get in and out quickly is...

Actions taken at Iowa Transportation Commission Tuesday, November 8

November 08, 2022

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 8, 2022 – The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the following items during its meeting today in Ames. Business meeting actions taken Tuesday, November 8 Order Number Title Action taken Presenter D-2023-30 Approve Minutes of the Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022 Commission Meeting Approved Danielle Madden, Commission assistant, 515-239-1919 MV-2023-31 Administrative Rules - 761 IAC 607 – Commercial Driver Licensing Approved Melissa Gillett, director, Motor Vehicle Division, 515-237-3121 AS-2023-32 Administrative Rules - 761 IAC 180 – Public Improvement...

Iowa DOT report shows aviation provides essential services and is a key driver of the state's economy

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 8, 2022 – The aviation industry in Iowa is so much more than getting vacationers to a sunny beach, families to reunions for the holidays, or business travelers to important meetings. You may not realize all the ways that those airplanes you see in the sky positively impact your daily life and Iowa’s overall economy. A new report from the Iowa Department of Transportation highlights aviation’s uses in Iowa and quantifies its role in Iowa’s economy....

Proposed pavement replacement and levee construction on Iowa 333 from BNSF railroad to .6 miles east of I-29 in Fremont County to be discussed on November 15, 2022

AMES, Iowa – November 8, 2022– The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input for the proposed pavement replacement and levee construction on Iowa 333 from BNSF railroad to .6 miles east of I-29 in Fremont County. Construction of the project is expected to begin in the summer of 2023. Traffic will be maintained at all times during construction via I-29 and U.S. 275. For general information regarding the project contact, Scott Suhr, Transportation Planner, Iowa DOT District 4...

Proposed replacement of the Gordon Drive Viaduct and Bacon Creek Conduit, to be discussed in Sioux City on November 15, 2022

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 8, 2022 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a virtual and in person public information meeting to discuss the proposed replacement of the Gordon Drive Viaduct and Bacon Creek Conduit in Woodbury County. In-person meeting: When: November 15, 2022 between 5 and 7pm Location: Sioux City Convention Center, Meeting Room Gallery C-1, 801 4th St., in Sioux City Description: Iowa DOT staff and project consultants will be present to discuss the proposed improvements. No...

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