Iowa DOT News


Iowa Transportation Commission to meet on November 8

November 3, 2022

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 3, 2022 – The Iowa Transportation Commission will hold its next business meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in the Materials Conference Room at the Iowa Department of Transportation’s headquarters at 800 Lincoln Way in Ames. The public may attend in-person if comfortable in doing so. Face coverings are not required and left to the discretion of each individual. Business meeting agenda Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 Time Title Presenter 1 p.m. *Approve Minutes of the Tuesday,...

I-29 between Loveland and Crescent now open in Western Iowa

October 4, 2019

AMES, Iowa – Oct. 4, 2019 – Iowa Department of Transportation officials have reopened Interstate 29 between exit 61 (near Crescent) and exit 71 (near Loveland). At this time, I-29 is open in both directions throughout Iowa, however motorists may encounter occasional lane closures. Exit 66 at Honey Creek will remain closed due to flooding. We will continue to monitor the situation closely, but roadways may close quickly in this area due to high waters. Travelers are urged to check...

U.S. 34 in Mills County reopened after second round of flooding

June 28, 2019

AMES, Iowa – June28, 2019 – The Iowa Department of Transportation has reopened U.S. 34 between I-29 and the Nebraska border today. The roadway had been closed since late May due to a second round of Southwest Iowa flooding. Motorists in the area can expect intermittent lane closures at times as the repair work on shoulders and ditches continues. Other flood-related closures continue on Iowa 2, Iowa 275 and Iowa 333. Note: The interchange at U.S. 34 is the last...

Flooding in western Iowa is closing Interstate 29 in two locations

May 29, 2019

AMES, Iowa – May 29, 2019 – Flooding has closed Interstate 29 between exit 61 (I-680 near Crescent) and exit 71 (I-680 near Loveland) according to the Iowa Department of Transportation. A detour is in operation for this area. In addition, Iowa DOT is planning to close I-29 from U.S. 34 to the Missouri Border at 11 a.m. today. With all the rainfall across Iowa, there are several other road closures in place. These include: I-29 in Council Bluffs (local...

Roadways in western Iowa expected to close due to flooding

May 28, 2019

AMES, Iowa – May 28, 2019 – The Iowa DOT is keeping a close watch on several roadways in western Iowa due to concerns of flooding. Areas of specific concern include: Interstate 29 near Honey Creek Interstate 680 Interstate 29 between U.S. 34 and the Missouri border U.S. 34 Roadways may be closed on short notice. Before traveling, motorists are encouraged to check, the Iowa 511 mobile apps or call 511 (within Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (nationwide) for up-to-date closure...

Mobility restored to flood-damaged I-29 and portions of Iowa 2 in Southwest Iowa

May 8, 2019

AMES, Iowa – May 8, 2019 – The Iowa Department of Transportation continues to work diligently to restore mobility as quickly as possible to state-owned roadways impacted by flooding in Southwest Iowa. Interstate 29 between U.S. 34 and the Missouri border will be re-opening to traffic at 10 a.m. Travelers should expect intermittent lane closures and one mile of head to head traffic over the southbound bridge at the 8.5 mile marker. No oversized/overweight loads will be allowed at this...

Flooding causes multiple road closures overnight

March 14, 2019

AMES, Iowa – March 14, 2019 – Multiple roadways in western Iowa have closed during the overnight hours due to flooding from snow melt and rainfall. In addition roadways across the state are being impacted by flooding closures. The Iowa Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the Iowa State Patrol, closed a portion of I-29 in both directions from North 25th Street in Council Bluffs (Exit 55) to U.S. 30 at Missouri Valley as well as I-680 in both directions...

Interstate 680 closed due to flooding

March 13, 2019

AMES, Iowa – March 13, 2019 – The Iowa Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the Iowa State Patrol, has closed Interstate 680 due to flooding from continued rains and melting snow. Several roads in the area are also being impacted by flood waters creating additional closures. Travelers are urged to check for current flood-related closures and detour routes. Iowans are urged to closely monitor conditions and never enter a water-covered roadway. If you are driving and come upon...

Northbound Interstate 35 to reopen at 5 p.m. today

February 25, 2019

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 25, 2019 – The Iowa Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the Iowa State Patrol, will be reopening northbound Interstate 35 from exit 111 at Ames north to the Minnesota border at 5 pm. today. Officials in both Iowa and Minnesota are coordinating operations and the opening of I-35 to ensure the safety and mobility of drivers moving between the two states. Most areas of the roadway have not been restored to normal winter driving conditions....

Interstate 35 will likely remain closed through morning commute #iatraffic

February 25, 2019

AMES, Iowa – FEB. 25, 2019 – The Iowa Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the Iowa State Patrol, is stating that Interstate 35 north of the U.S. 30 interchange at Ames will likely remain closed through this morning’s commute. Crews are diligently working to reopen the roadway which is still experiencing extensive drifting in many areas. Interstate 35 is also closed across the Minnesota border. Officials in both states are coordinating operations and the opening to ensure the safety...


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