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Week of June 26 fuel and energy price update

6/28/2017

As of Tuesday, June 27th, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.16 across Iowa according to AAA. This is down $.04 from last week and $.12 lower than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.25, down $.03 from last week’s price.

Northbound I-29 Nebraska Street off-ramp opens this Friday

6/28/2017

The new northbound Interstate 29 Nebraska Street off-ramp (exit 147B) in Sioux City will be opened to traffic at 5 p.m. this Friday, June 30, weather permitting.

Public input requested on the proposed improvements at the U.S. 30 and Clinton County Road Y-62/260th Avenue intersection in Clinton County

6/28/2017

The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input on the proposed reconstruction and addition of turn lanes at the U.S. 30 and Clinton County Road Y-62/260th Avenue intersection, approximately 1 mile west of U.S. 61 in Clinton County.

Drivers: Put down that phone or risk a fine beginning July 1

6/26/2017

"You cannot text. You cannot Facebook. You can still make a phone call, but you cannot be actually texting as you drive down the road," said Trooper Alex Dinkla, an Iowa State Patrol spokesman.

Gov. Reynolds, Illinois Gov. Rauner break ground on I-74 bridge reconstruction project

6/26/2017

Iowa and Illinois share jurisdiction of the I-74 corridor. The Iowa Department of Transportation is the lead agency for the bridge construction project and corresponding projects within Iowa.

Travel for July 4th holiday expected to hit a record

6/23/2017

Next weekend will be the busiest Independence Day weekend for travel in history, according to predictions.

Next phase of construction on Iowa 3 in downtown Waverly begins June 26

6/22/2017

The next phase of construction for the Iowa 3 reconstruction project in Waverly will require shifting traffic to the new outside lanes in the downtown area starting Monday, June 26, weather permitting.

Governor Reynolds submits top 5 list of infrastructure priorities to Trump

6/22/2017

Trump is pushing congress to pass a spending plan to upgrade the nation’s infrastructure and he asked each governor to submit a list of their top five infrastructure priorities.

Week of June 19 fuel and energy price update

6/21/2017

As of Tuesday, June 20th, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.20 across Iowa according to AAA. This is down $.05 from last week and $.10 lower than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.28, down $.04 from last week’s price.

Iowa DOT offices closed July 4

6/20/2017

All Iowa Department of Transportation business locations, including the Iowa DOT’s driver’s license stations and the vehicle permit center will be closed Tuesday, July 4, in honor of Independence Day. The locations will resume regular hours of operation on Wednesday, July 5.

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