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I-29 closures for railroad bridge demolition in Council Bluffs begin Sunday


As part of the ongoing Union Pacific Railroad bridge replacement project, Interstate 29 road closures will be necessary beginning Sunday, Sept. 30 to complete the demolition of the south half of the existing bridge over I-29 in Council Bluffs, weather permitting.

Train derails on Northwest Iowa bridge over flooding Floyd River


A Union Pacific freight train derailed early Sunday morning in Alton. The derailment occurred on as a railroad bridge crossing the Floyd River collapsed, sending rail cars into the flooded waters on the north side of town.

Corps of Engineers still waiting on money to repair lock-and-dam system


Congress is allocating billions of dollars to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for flood mitigation, construction and invasive species management, but the agency is still waiting for money to replace aging lock-and-dam systems on the Mississippi River.

Human Trafficking/Youth Abduction Training to be Held in Black Hawk County


The Gilbertville Fire Department, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Transportation and the Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office will be hosting an informational training on the topic of Human Trafficking and Youth Abduction on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m.

Gov. Reynolds announces new partnership to make getting a learner’s permit more convenient


Gov. Kim Reynolds announced a new partnership Friday between the Iowa Department of Transportation and participating Iowa schools to help parents “Skip the Trip.”

Notice of highway corridor preservation for the proposed U.S. 63 northwest bypass of Oskaloosa in Mahaska County


The Iowa Department of Transportation is providing public notice of the corridor preservation for the proposed U.S. 63 northwest bypass route, which would connect U.S. 63 north of the Oskaloosa city limits to a new interchange at Iowa 163 west of Oskaloosa in Mahaska County.

Week of September 17 fuel and energy price update


As of Tuesday, September 18, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.76 across Iowa according to AAA. This is $.06 higher than last week and $.16 higher than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.84, holding steady at last week’s price.

Governor issues harvest weight limit exemption


Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation last week granting a temporary 60-day weight limit exemption for oversize and overweight loads of grain and other farm commodities.

Iowa 5 in Monroe County to close Tuesday, Sept. 18 for maintenance repairs


Culvert replacement on Iowa 5, about 3 miles north of Albia (between 165th Street and 160th Street), will require closing the roadway to traffic beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, for approximately two days, weather permitting.

Culvert replacement work on Iowa 44 in Guthrie County scheduled for Sept. 19


On Wednesday, Sept. 19, staff from the De Soto maintenance garage will replace the culvert under Willow Avenue on the north side of Iowa 44 in Guthrie county, weather permitting.