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Northbound I-35 exit ramp to East First Street in Ankeny to close Sunday night, July 21

7/15/2019

The next phase of the Interstate 35/East First Street interchange project in Ankeny will include replacing the northbound I- 35 exit ramp to East First Street. Beginning Sunday, July 21 at 10 p.m., the ramp will be closed.

Iowa 14 north of Marshalltown to close July 22 for culvert replacements

7/15/2019

Culvert replacements for a grading project on Iowa 14 north of Marshalltown will require closing the roadway to traffic between Iowa 96 in Marshall County and Iowa 175 in Grundy County from 6:30 a.m. Monday, July 22, until mid-October, weather permitting.

Contract awarded to raise Missouri River levee in Iowa

7/12/2019

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Omaha, Nebraska, says it has awarded a nearly $2.8 million contract to repair a Missouri River levee in southwestern Iowa.

FMSCA explores offering trucking CDL to under 21 drivers with military experience

7/12/2019

FMCSA is conducting a three-year pilot program to study the feasibility, benefits, and safety impacts of allowing 18-20 year-old drivers to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce.

Update on flood repairs for Iowa 2 in Fremont County

7/11/2019

The emergency repairs will restore limited mobility between Interstate 29 and the Nebraska border.

U.S. 61 in Des Moines County to be discussed July 30 in Mediapolis

7/11/2019

The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, July 30, to discuss the right of way needs for the proposed west side Mediapolis bypass (at County Road H-38) and four-lane upgrade to U.S. 61 from just south of 210th Street to just north of Mediapolis in Des Moines County.

Week of July 8 fuel and energy price update

7/10/2019

As of Tuesday, July 9, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.59 across Iowa according to AAA. This is the same price as last week and $.16 lower than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.75, $.01 lower than last week’s price.

DOT Commissions approves funds for five public transit projects

7/10/2019

The Iowa Transportation Commission approved more than $1.5 million in funding to support five public transit projects.

Three Iowa airports split $6.7 million in federal grants

7/10/2019

Three Iowa airports will receive a portion of $477 million in federal infrastructure grants.

Actions taken at Iowa Transportation Commission on July 9

7/9/2019

The Iowa Transportation Commission approved several action items during its meeting on Tuesday in Council Bluffs.

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