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Mississippi River barge shipping resumes after floods, but rains to return

5/20/2019

The upper Mississippi River fully reopened to boat and barge traffic this week for the first time since November as shippers scrambled to move a backlog of overdue fertilizer barges to farmers racing to sow corn before the end of the month.

Rails, Rivers and Roads: A snapshot of U.S. infrastructure spending

5/20/2019

The backbone of the American economy is our infrastructure system – the roads we drive on, the bridges we cross,and the waterways we use for shipping.

Iowa DOT offices will be closed over Memorial Day weekend

5/20/2019

All Iowa Department of Transportation business locations will be closed Monday, May 27, in honor of Memorial Day. Iowa DOT driver's license service centers All Iowa DOT driver’s license service centers will be closed Saturday, May 25, and Monday, May 27 (offices are normally closed on Mondays).

I-80 in Cedar and Johnson counties to be discussed June 5 in Iowa City

5/16/2019

The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Wednesday, June 5, to discuss the proposed improvements and right of way needs for Interstate 80 from east of Iowa City in Johnson County, approximately 1.5 miles west of Herbert Hoover Highway, to east of West Branch at Charles Avenue in Cedar County.

Proposed improvements to I-80 in Dallas County to be discussed June 4 in De Soto

5/16/2019

The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, June 4 to discuss the proposed improvements to the I-80 bridges over the South Raccoon and North Raccoon Rivers and the Old Portland Road bridge in Dallas County.

Second lane on flood-damaged Iowa 2 between I-29 and Nebraska border reopening today

5/15/2019

A second lane on Iowa 2 west of I-29 reopened to traffic Wednesday, May 15, at 3 p.m. A single lane was reopened last Friday, May 10, providing limited mobility to the area.

Cedar Rapids leaders back plan to restart traffic camera fines July 1

5/15/2019

After being on hiatus amid court challenges, the city’s automated traffic enforcement cameras will issue warnings of speed and red-light violations for a month grace period starting June 1 and then begin issuing tickets July 1.

Actions taken at Iowa Transportation Commission meeting in Cedar Rapids on May 14

5/14/2019

The Iowa Transportation Commission approved several action items during its meeting on Tuesday at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Cedar Rapids.

Draft FY 2020-2024 Iowa Transportation Improvement Program presented to the Iowa Transportation Commission

5/14/2019

The Iowa Department of Transportation presented the Iowa Transportation Commission (Commission) with the draft Fiscal Year 2020-2024 Iowa Transportation Improvement Program at its meeting Tuesday. Investments in Iowa’s multimodal transportation system covering aviation, public transit, railroads, trails, and highways are included.

More than $1.4 million awarded from Linking Iowa’s Freight Transportation System program

5/14/2019

The Iowa Transportation Commission approved more than $1.4 million in grant funding for two transportation infrastructure related development projects under the Linking Iowa’s Freight Transportation System (LIFTS) program

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