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Week of August 21 fuel and energy price update

8/23/2017

As of Tuesday, Aug. 22nd, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.30 across Iowa according to AAA. This is down a penny from last week and $.06 higher than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.34, down a penny from last week’s price.

Iowa Transportation Commission reschedules its September meeting

8/23/2017

The Iowa Transportation Commission will meet Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Iowa Department of Transportation’s headquarters in Ames.

Secondary Road Fund Distribution Committee will meet in Des Moines Aug. 24

8/22/2017

The Secondary Road Fund Distribution Committee (SRFDC) will meet at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, at the Veterans Memorial Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, 833 Fifth Ave., in Des Moines, Iowa.

Iowa DOT rail project in Council Bluffs up for national award

8/22/2017

A $23 million relocation of railroad lines in Council Bluffs is vying with projects in 11 other states for the title of the best transportation project in the country.

Northbound I-29 at Hamilton Boulevard in Sioux City to close Thursday night for bridge deck pour

8/21/2017

The first of two bridge deck pours on the Interstate 29 bridge at Hamilton Boulevard in Sioux City will require closing northbound I-29 to traffic from 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, until 6 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, weather permitting.

Rural groups want voice on infrastructure

8/21/2017

The nation’s rural towns, cities and counties — and their unique challenges — should be represented on the Presidential Advisory Council on Infrastructure

Traffic camera revenue proposed for tax relief

8/21/2017

City leaders will consider a proposal to earmark any revenue generated by automated traffic enforcement cameras for property tax relief.

New Iowa license plate design revealed

8/21/2017

The Iowa Department of Transportation announced that the public chose the City and County Reboot design to replace Iowa’s current county standard license plate.

Nighttime lane closures at the I-35/East First Street interchange (exit 92) in Ankeny begin Aug. 21

8/18/2017

Nighttime construction work at the Interstate 35/East First Street interchange (exit 92) project in Ankeny will require alternating lane closures from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays beginning Monday, Aug. 21, until late 2020, weather permitting.

Week of August 14 fuel and energy price update

8/16/2017

As of Tuesday, Aug. 15th, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.31 across Iowa according to AAA. This is the same price as last week and $.15 higher than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.35, down a penny from last week’s price.

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