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Three traffic bills that could impact your daily commute if passed

1/23/2020

The Iowa Legislature is setting up the passage of three traffic bills during this session.

Week of January 20 fuel and energy price update

1/23/2020

As of Wednesday, Jan. 22, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.35 across Iowa according to AAA. Prices fell $.03 from last week’s price and $.30 higher than one year ago. The national average on Wednesday was $2.54 down $.03 from last week’s price.

Nighttime closures on the east I-380/U.S. 20 interchange in Black Hawk County scheduled for January 27 and 28

1/23/2020

Work to remove and replace existing sign trusses at the east Interstate 380/U.S. 20 interchange in Black Hawk County requires single lane and full road closures from 8 p.m. until midnight on Monday, Jan. 27 and Tuesday, Jan. 28, weather permitting.

Mitchell County residents will benefit from USDA broadband investment

1/17/2020

Osage Municipal Utilities (OMU) in northern Iowa will use a $397,749 ReConnect Program grant to provide broadband service to underserved households, farms and businesses in Mitchell County.

Alliant reconfigures $46.5 million freight hub project in Cedar Rapids

1/16/2020

Shifting market needs and ballooning costs led Alliant Energy Transportation to revamp a multimillion-dollar intermodal project on nearly 75 acres it owns, northwest of Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids.

Bill seeks to get 'left-lane campers' on Iowa roadways to pull into the slower lane

1/16/2020

Members of a Senate transportation subcommittee voted 3-0 Wednesday to advance legislation seeking to make it a finable offense for slower-moving motorists who fail to leave the left lane of a four-lane highway when an approaching vehicle traveling at a faster speed attempts to pass.

Travel times on message boards in the Iowa City area starting January 21

1/16/2020

Beginning Tuesday, January 21, travelers on the U.S. 218/Interstate 380 corridor in the Iowa City area will be able to see average travel times on digital message boards along and over the roadway.

Public input requested for proposed culvert project on Iowa 144 in Greene county

1/16/2020

The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input for a proposed culvert project on Iowa 144 over Buttrick Creek, 4 miles South of the Iowa 175 junction in Greene County.

Week of January 13 fuel and energy price update

1/15/2020

As of Wednesday, January 15, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.38 across Iowa according to AAA. Prices fell $.03 from last week’s price and $.35 higher than one year ago. The national average on Thursday was $2.57 down $.03 from last week’s price.

New Iowa DOT driver’s license and identification service center opens January 21 in Waukee

1/15/2020

The Iowa Department of Transportation will open its newest driver’s license and identification service center Tuesday, Jan. 21 in Kettlestone Plaza between Jimmy Johns and UnityPoint Health Clinic at 1156 SE Ashworth Road, at the intersection of Ashworth Road and Grand Prairie Parkway in Waukee.

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