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Iowa Transportation Commission to meet Tuesday, May 14

May 9, 2024

AMES, Iowa – May 9, 2024 – The Iowa Transportation Commission will hold its next business meeting on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, in the Materials Conference Room at the Iowa Department of Transportation’s headquarters at 800 Lincoln Way in Ames. Business meeting agenda Tuesday, May 14, 2024 Time Title Presenter 1 p.m. *Approve Minutes of the Tuesday, April 9, 2024 Commission Meeting Cindy Dorhout, commission assistant, 515-239-1067 Commission Comments Iowa DOT Staff Comments *Administrative Rules – 761 IAC Chapters 529...

Tell us what you think about the latest plans for U.S. 30 in Missouri Valley in Harrison County

May 7, 2024

AMES, Iowa – May 7, 2024 – Join the Iowa Department of Transportation for a virtual presentation to share your input on U.S. 30 in Missouri Valley in Harrison County. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2027. Virtual presentation: When: Anytime between Tuesday, May 7, 2024 – Monday, May 20, 2024 How to Attend: Learn more about the project by viewing the presentation at https://bit.ly/iowadot5928. To view the presentation, you will need to provide your zip code and last name....

Iowa DOT now accepting applications for Iowa's Living Roadway Trust Fund

May 6, 2024

AMES, Iowa – May 6, 2024 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is now accepting applications for funding through the Iowa Living Roadway Trust Fund (LRTF). Cities, counties, and organizations with a statewide focus may apply for the funds designed to enhance vegetation on Iowa’s roadsides. Applications for fiscal year 2025 funding are due by 4 p.m. June 1, 2024. The LRTF's funding guidelines and requirements are updated for each fiscal year’s grants and detail what grants can be written...

Tell us what you think about a proposed bridge replacement over Willow Creek on U.S. 71 in Clay County

May 1, 2024

Tell us what you think about a proposed bridge replacement over Willow Creek on U.S. 71 in Clay County AMES, Iowa – May 1, 2024 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting your input on a proposed bridge replacement on U.S. 71 over Willow Creek, 3.4 miles north of the north junction of Iowa 10. Construction on the bridge includes making it longer and wider. The new bridge will be 120 feet long by 44 feet wide. During construction,...

Iowa DOT X account compromised, agency working with X on a resolution

April 30, 2024

AMES, Iowa – April 30, 2024 – Social media users may notice a bit of a different spin on the Iowa Department of Transportation’s X account (@iowadot) this morning. It appears the @IowaDOT X account was compromised overnight. We have reached out to X to regain control. They are working to restore our account as quickly as possible. This issue relates only to this specific social media account and no other systems are involved. #

Motorcycle fatalities, an alarming trend

April 25, 2024

(Editor's note: This news release is being sent through the Iowa DOT's email system in conjunction with the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau release of the same information.) DES MOINES, Iowa - April 25, 2024 - May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. The Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB) and the Iowa Department of Transportation are partnering to bring attention to a rising trend in motorcycle fatalities and encourage riders to be prepared and protected. In Iowa, motorcycles make up just 4%...

Public input requested for proposed improvements on Iowa 175 at Interstate 29 near Onawa in Monona County

April 25, 2024

AMES, Iowa – April 25, 2024 – Join the Iowa Department of Transportation for a virtual public information meeting to share your input on several proposed improvements on Iowa 175 near Onawa in Monona County. The first improvement includes a bridge replacement on Iowa 175 over Interstate 29 as well as reconstruction of the interchange ramps. This project also includes the reconstruction of the 28th Street / Filbert Avenue / Iowa 175 intersection with left turn lanes on Iowa 175....

Proposed Improvements to Iowa 58 under Greenhill Road to be discussed in Cedar Falls on Apr. 25, 2024

April 23, 2024

AMES, Iowa – Apr. 23, 2023 – Join the Iowa Department of Transportation for a virtual or an in-person public information meeting to share your input on proposed improvements to Iowa 58 under Greenhill Road in Black Hawk County. In-person meeting: When: Thursday, Apr. 25, 2024, 5 to 6:30 pm, presentation at 5:30 pm Location: Public Works Building, 2200 Technology Pkwy in Cedar Falls Description: You will be provided with information about the project and you can talk through your...

Mississippi River Bridge at Lansing to reopen at 11 a.m. today

April 20, 2024

LANSING, Iowa – April 20, 2024 – Following repairs and rigorous safety testing, the existing Mississippi River Bridge connecting Lansing, Iowa, and Crawford County, Wisconsin, is expected to reopen at approximately 11 a.m. today. The bridge has been closed since Feb. 25 after two of the piers moved, creating an unexpected buckle of the bridge. Our contracting partner, Kraemer North America, worked diligently to replace the piers. The new piers are supported by steel pipe pilings reaching more than 100...

Overnight road closure on eastbound I-80 in West Des Moines scheduled for Monday, April 29

April 19, 2024

CRESTON, Iowa – April 19, 2024 – You may notice a delay on eastbound Interstate 80 west of Des Moines overnight on Monday, April 29 into Tuesday, April 30. The Iowa Department of Transportation needs to close the road overnight between Jordan Creek Parkway and Grand Prairie Parkway to allow the contractor to install new sign trusses and digital message boards. Our contractors have planned an overnight road closure on Monday, April 29 at 8:30 p.m. until Tuesday, April 30...

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