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Des Moines ready to break ground for rail-truck transload facility

7/20/2018

The planned facility east of downtown will offer access to three major railroads — BNSF Railway Co., Norfolk Southern Railway and Union Pacific Railway — as well as the regional Iowa Interstate Railroad.

Detour for U.S. 218 at U.S. 30 in Benton County begins at 9 a.m. Monday, July 23

7/20/2018

Road construction work to grade and pave the interchange of U.S. 218 and U.S. 30 in Benton County will require detouring north-and southbound traffic on U.S. 218 beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, July 23, weather permitting.

Iowa DOT seeks public input on Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

7/19/2018

The Iowa Department of Transportation and Iowa Transportation Commission are seeking public input regarding the Iowa Bicycle and Pedestrian Long-Range Plan. This plan will build upon the Commission’s long-range strategy for multimodal transportation over the next three decades, Iowa in Motion 2045.

Traffic pattern change on Viking Road at Iowa 58 in Cedar Falls now scheduled for Sunday, July 22

7/19/2018

Work on the interchange project at Iowa 58/Viking Road in Cedar Falls continues. The next stage of the two-year project requires a traffic switch on Viking Road. Due to the rain today, the traffic switch previously scheduled for July 19 will now begin at 9 p.m. this Sunday, July 22, weather permitting

Week of July 16 fuel and energy price update

7/19/2018

As of Tuesday, July 17, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.73 across Iowa according to AAA. This is $.01 lower than last week and $.55 higher than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.87, holding steady at last week’s price.

Traffic pattern change on Viking Road at Iowa 58 begins overnight Thursday, July 19

7/18/2018

Work on the interchange project at Iowa 58/Viking Road in Cedar Falls continues. The next stage of the two-year project requires a traffic switch on Viking Road beginning at 9 p.m. Thursday night, July 19, weather permitting

I-80 Planning Study to be discussed July 24 in Des Moines

7/16/2018

The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, July 24 to discuss the Interstate 80 Planning Study and to gather public feedback on the technical reports, including the final report, Vision for Infrastructure Investment.

Road closure on Iowa 78 near Winfield in Henry County scheduled for Wednesday, July 18

7/16/2018

Road construction work on Iowa 78 between Penn Avenue and Quaker Avenue near Winfield will require closing the road to traffic beginning this Wednesday, July 18, weather permitting.

Iowa 1 in Mount Vernon to close July 16 for railroad crossing repairs

7/13/2018

Repairs to the Union Pacific Railroad crossing at Iowa 1 in Mount Vernon will require closing the roadway to traffic from 8 a.m. Monday, July 16, until 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, weather permitting.

Iowa DOT Motor Vehicle Enforcement to hold safety events in several Iowa cities next week

7/12/2018

The Iowa Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Enforcement officers will participate in the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Operation Safe Driver Week July 16-20 at various locations around the state. This initiative is aimed at identifying unsafe driving behaviors by commercial motor vehicle drivers and those drivers of other vehicles operating around the commercial motor vehicles.

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