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Actions taken at Iowa Transportation Commission on Tuesday, Nov. 14

November 14, 2023

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 14, 2023 – The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the following items during its meeting today in Ames. Business meeting actions taken Tuesday, Nov. 14 Order Number Title Action taken Presenter D-2024-21 Approve Minutes of the Oct. 10, 2023 Commission Meeting Approved Cindy Dorhout, Commission assistant, 515-239-1067 TD-2024-22 Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy (RISE) –Cedar Rapids Approved Deb Arp, team leader, Systems Planning Bureau, 515-239-1681 TD-2024-23 Commercial Service Terminal Program Approved (Link to news release) Tim McClung, aviation...

Iowa Transportation Commission approves award for commercial service airport terminal improvements

November 14, 2023

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 14, 2023 – The Iowa Transportation Commission today approved $10 million for the Commercial Service Terminal Program. The Commercial Service Terminal Program will provide $10 million for commercial service airport terminal improvements. The program is funded through an appropriation from the Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure Fund. To be eligible, applicant airports were required to provide a 90 percent local match that did not include the use of federal funds. A grant was awarded toward the new airport...

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

November 13, 2023

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 13, 2023 – You see flashing lights up ahead. What do you do? According to the Iowa Department of Transportation and the Iowa State Patrol, the best thing to do is move over if possible, or slow down as you pass the scene. The professionals who respond to crashes and other incidents on Iowa’s highways are using National Crash Responder Safety Week, Nov. 13-17, to remind everyone to watch for flashing lights ahead to “Protect Those...

Overnight closure of northbound and southbound I-35 between Huxley and Ankeny scheduled for Nov. 13

November 10, 2023

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – Nov. 13, 2023 – If you will be traveling on northbound or southbound Interstate 35 between Huxley and Ankeny late at night early next week, there’s a major road closure for emergency repairs that might impact your trip. Starting Monday, Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. through Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 5 a.m., southbound I-35 will be closed from Iowa 210 south of Huxley to NE 36th Street in Ankeny, weather permitting. Northbound I-35 will be closed starting...

Iowa Transportation Commission to meet Tuesday, Nov. 14

November 9, 2023

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 9, 2023 – The Iowa Transportation Commission will hold its next business meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023, in the Materials Conference Room at the Iowa Department of Transportation’s headquarters at 800 Lincoln Way in Ames. Business meeting agenda Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023 Time Title Presenter 1 p.m. *Approve Minutes of the Oct. 10, 2023 Commission Meeting Cindy Dorhout, commission assistant, 515-239-1067 Commission Comments Iowa DOT Staff Comments *Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy (RISE) – Cedar Rapids...

Iowa DOT offices closed for the Thanksgiving holiday

November 9, 2023

AMES, IOWA – Nov. 9, 2023 – All Iowa Department of Transportation business locations will be closed Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 22-24, 2023, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Normal operations business hours will resume on Monday, Nov. 27. Many people, including commercial driver’s license holders, may be able to complete driver’s license business online at 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...

Westbound I-80 Wilton Rest Area scheduled to be closed from Nov. 12 to Dec. 8

November 7, 2023

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Nov. 7, 2023 – If you will be traveling between Davenport and Iowa City over the next four weeks, there’s a rest area closure that might impact your travel. Due to nearby construction on the Sugar Creek bridge, the rest area on westbound Interstate 80 near Wilton (milepost 270) will be closed starting the evening of Sunday, Nov. 12. It is expected to remain closed through Friday, Dec. 8, weather permitting. The closure is needed to...

MEDIA REMINDER - Winter Weather Webinar is tomorrow. Sign up today!

November 6, 2023

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 6, 2023 – Don't forget to sign up for this year's Winter Weather Webinar! Who: Our weather and media partners What: A webinar to help you understand what the Iowa Departments of Transportation and Public Safety and the National Weather Service do to prepare for the winter season and how we gear up for and respond to each unique storm. We will share tips on how to best work with our agencies, introduce resources available to...

Safety corridors across Iowa to put a focus on increasing safety in high-crash areas

November 2, 2023

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 2, 2023 – People are dying on Iowa roads at alarming rates. Traffic fatalities in our state this year are more than 13 percent higher than the average number of fatalities over the last five years. One of the keys to reducing fatalities and major crashes is to bring awareness to the problem. The Iowa departments of transportation and public safety, along with support from local law enforcement partners, are teaming up to create safety corridors...

MEDIA ADVISORY - Winter Weather Resources Webinar for the Media - Tuesday, Nov. 7

November 1, 2023

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 1, 2023 – The weather in Iowa is turning colder and winter is around the corner. Weather and travel conditions can vary widely from one part of the state to the next, and you must have the best information possible to report to your audience. Who: Our weather and media partners What: A webinar to help you understand what the Iowa Departments of Transportation and Public Safety and the National Weather Service do to prepare for...


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