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Three projects on U.S. 151 between Marion and Springville in Linn County will impact traffic through fall 2021

4/20/2021

The Iowa Department of Transportation is making the public aware of three projects along U.S. 151 in Linn County between Marion and Springville that will impact traffic.

Public input requested for proposed interchange reconstruction at Interstate 29 and Iowa 141 in Woodbury County

4/19/2021

The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input for a proposed reconstruction of the Interstate 29 and Iowa 141 interchange near the city of Sloan in Woodbury County.

Public input requested for proposed improvements to U.S. 61 in Des Moines and Louisa Counties

4/19/2021

The project would reconstruct about 5.13 miles of U.S. 61 to a four-lane divided highway with a new interchange at the Iowa 78/Louisa County Road H-22 intersection.

Pavement resurfacing project on U.S. 275 near Tabor begins Monday, April 19

4/14/2021

A pavement resurfacing project on U.S. 275 from the north city limits of Tabor to U.S. 34 will begin with concrete patching work on Monday, April 19, weather permitting.

Week of April 12 fuel and energy price update courtesy of the Iowa Department of Agriculture

4/14/2021

As of Wednesday, April 14, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.78 across Iowa according to AAA. Prices were down 1 cent from last week’s price and $1.23 higher than one year ago. The national average on Wednesday was $2.86, down 1 cent from last week’s price.

Public input requested for proposed state detours for bridge improvements over I-35 in Warren County

4/14/2021

During construction the bridges on Warren County Road G-64 and G-50, over I-35, will be closed to traffic. Projects will be coordinated so the bridges are not closed at the same time. Motorists exiting I-35 to traverse the overhead bridges will be directed onto signed detour routes. The state detours would be in place while the bridges are closed.

Rural infrastructure doesn’t make the grade

4/14/2021

Each year, the American Society of Civil Engineer’s (ASCE) gives a grade to America’s infrastructure, and this year, we got a C-.

Iowa 24 west of Lawler to close Monday, April 26 for culvert replacement work

4/13/2021

Removal and replacement of a pipe culvert two miles west of Lawler on Iowa 24 in Chickasaw County requires closing the roadway to traffic beginning on Monday, April 26, weather permitting.

Actions taken by the Iowa Transportation Commission on April 13

4/13/2021

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

Biofuels slighted in package

4/12/2021

Advocates say biofuels should get far more support in Biden infrastructure package.

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