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U.S.  63 to reopen to traffic in Waterloo on Monday

11/16/2018

As part of the two-year U.S. 63 reconstruction from Jefferson to Franklin streets in Waterloo, traffic switches will occur beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, weather permitting.

Reynolds extends harvest weight proclamation for two more weeks

11/15/2018

Governor Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation to extend the transportation of overweight loads of grain across Iowa. The proclamation will expire on November 27, 2018, at 11:59 p.m.

Week of November 12 fuel and energy price update

11/14/2018

As of Tuesday, November 13, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.51 across Iowa according to AAA. This is $.11 lower than last week and $.03 lower than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.68, down $.07 from last week’s price.

Actions taken by the Iowa Transportation Commission at its Nov. 13 meeting in Ames

11/13/2018

The Iowa Transportation Commission approved a number of action items during its meeting on Tuesday in the Materials Conference Room at the Iowa Department of Transportation’s headquarters at 800 Lincoln Way in Ames.

Iowa DOT offices closed for Thanksgiving

11/9/2018

All Iowa Department of Transportation business locations will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22 and 23. Normal operations business hours will resume on Monday, Nov. 26, for all offices except Iowa DOT driver’s license service centers.

Iowa Transportation Commission to meet in Ames Nov. 13

11/9/2018

The Iowa Transportation Commission will hold its next business meeting Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Materials Conference Room at the Iowa Department of Transportation’s headquarters at 800 Lincoln Way in Ames.

Week of November 5 fuel and energy price update

11/8/2018

As of Tuesday, Nov. 6, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.62 across Iowa according to AAA. This is $.06 lower than last week and $.12 higher than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.75, down $.05 from last week’s price.

More certainty for waterway upgrades

11/5/2018

Inland waterway improvements are finally starting to capture the support needed to ensure a reliable transportation system for farm commodities

219 China Market Study Tour

11/2/2018

The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) is offering its members an exclusive opportunity to participate in an intensive market study tour to China in March 2019.

Overnight lane closures on I-35 at U.S. 30 interchange in Ames begin Wednesday night Oct. 31

10/30/2018

Road construction work at the Interstate 35/U.S. 30 interchange in Ames will require closing the northbound lanes of I-35 from 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31 until 5 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1.

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