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Notice of corridor preservation for I-80 in Dallas County

April 11, 2024

AMES, Iowa – April 11, 2024 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is providing public notice of renewal of a corridor preservation zone for I-80 from west of U.S. 6/U.S. 169 (DeSoto) interchange to west of Grand Prairie Parkway in Dallas County. This notice includes a map of the corridor preservation zone and is available at www.iowadot.gov/pim. The width of the corridor preservation zone varies depending on the location within the corridor. This corridor preservation zone was first established in...

Iowa DOT and Des Moines Public Library collaborate to ensure citizens have proper identification

April 9, 2024

DES MOINES, Iowa – April 9, 2024 - The Iowa Department of Transportation and Des Moines Public Library have teamed up to provide personalized support and guidance to individuals seeking an identification card. On May 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the DOT will have specialists on-site at the Des Moines Public Library branch at 1000 Grand Avenue to provide hands-on assistance and issue IDs to individuals who are pre-registered. To take advantage of this opportunity, you’ll need to...

Actions taken at the Iowa Transportation Commission meeting on Tuesday, April 9

April 9, 2024

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – April 9, 2024 – The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the following items during its meeting today in Cedar Rapids. Business meeting actions taken Tuesday, April 9 Order Number Title Action taken Presenter D-2024-45 Approve Minutes of the March 12, 2024 Commission Meeting Approved Cindy Dorhout, Commission assistant, 515-239-1067 TD-2024-46 Statewide Transportation Alternatives Set-aside Program Funding Recommendations Approved (Link to news release) Deb Arp, team leader, Systems Planning Bureau, 515-239-1681 TD-2024-47 Fiscal Year 2024 State Aviation Program...

Iowa Transportation Commission approves statewide Transportation Alternatives Set-aside Program funding

April 9, 2024

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – April 9, 2024 – Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved $9,869,044 in total funding for ten statewide Transportation Alternatives Set-aside Program projects. This program supports projects that will have a statewide or multi-regional impact, expand the state’s multi-modal transportation system, enhance tourism, and provides safe routes to school. The majority of Transportation Alternatives Set-aside program funding is distributed to Iowa’s metropolitan planning organizations and regional planning affiliations for the selection of local projects. The Commission awards...

UPDATED: Tell us what you think about a proposed roundabout at the intersection of IA 3 and IA 143 near Marcus in Cherokee County

April 8, 2024

AMES, Iowa – April 8, 2024 –The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting your input on a for a proposed roundabout at the intersection of Iowa 3 and Iowa 143 near Marcus in Cherokee county. Iowa 3 traffic will be maintained by staging construction for most of the project. It is anticipated that Iowa 3 east of Iowa 143 will need to be detoured during the final stage of construction. The proposed detour for this stage would be Cherokee County...

Proposed interchange improvement on Interstate 35/80/235 to be discussed in West Des Moines on April 11, 2024

April 8, 2024

AMES, Iowa – Apr. 8, 2024 – Join the Iowa Department of Transportation for a virtual or in-person public information meeting to provide your input on the proposed interchange improvement on Interstate 35/80/235 (southwest mixmaster). The proposed project is scheduled to begin in 2026 through 2030. Traffic will be maintained by shifting traffic and by detouring ramp traffic. In-person meeting: When: Thursday, Apr. 11, 2024, anytime between 5 and 6:30 p.m. Location: Learning Resource Center, 3550 Mills Civic Parkway, in...

Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission to meet April 12 in Dubuque

April 5, 2024

AMES, Iowa – April 5, 2024 – The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) will meet Friday, April 12, 2024, at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, 350 East Third Street, in Dubuque. Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission Agenda 10 a.m. Roll call Welcome and introductions 10:15 a.m. *Approval of Jan. 26 and March 1, 2024, meeting minutes *Treasurer report and approval 10:30 a.m. Budget -Discuss project ideas for State FY2025 11:30 a.m. National Committee appointments and reports -Marketing...

Iowa Transportation Commission to meet April 9 in Cedar Rapids

April 4, 2024

AMES, Iowa – April 4, 2024 – The Iowa Transportation Commission will hold its next business meeting on Tuesday, April 9 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Convention Complex, 350 1st Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids. Business meeting agenda Tuesday, April 9, 2024 Time Title Presenter 8 a.m. *Approve Minutes of the March 12, 2024, Commission Meeting Cindy Dorhout, Commission assistant, 515-239-1067 Commission Comments DOT Staff Comments *Statewide Transportation Alternatives Set-aside Program Funding Recommendations Deb Arp, team leader, Systems Planning Bureau...

Tell us what you think about a proposed bridge replacement on U.S. 18 over Little Cedar River in Chickasaw County

April 3, 2024

AMES, Iowa – April 3, 2024 – Join the Iowa Department of Transportation for a virtual public information meeting to discuss a proposed bridge replacement on U.S. 18 over Little Cedar River, 1.0 mile east of Floyd County Road T-74. During construction traffic will be detoured using Chickasaw and Floyd County roads T-76, B-57, and T-66. Construction is anticipated for 2028. Virtual presentation: When: Anytime between Tuesday, April 3, 2024 (around Noon) – Friday, April 12, 2024. How to Attend:...

Watch for lane closures on U.S. 218 near Janesville starting April 8

March 27, 2024

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – March 27, 2024 – If you drive on U.S. 218 near Janesville in Bremer County, you need to be aware of a grading project that may impact your trip. Grading work is set to begin Monday, April 8, weather permitting, from the Cedar River in Janesville to Iowa 116 in Waverly. This work is part of the relocation of U.S. 218 in Bremer County for the new interchange at 260th Street. Watch for intermittent lane closures...

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