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July 2020 ranks as one of the worst for traffic fatalities in Iowa

8/11/2020

While you would think that the lower traffic numbers due to the pandemic would keep grim statistics like monthly traffic fatalities down, that was not the case last month.

Iowa Transportation Commission meeting set for August 11 postponed due to derecho aftermath

8/11/2020

The August 11 Iowa Transportation Commission workshop, business meeting, and public input meeting scheduled to be held in Ames and online was postponed due to significant power outages in Ames and other parts of the state.

Corps to start Mississippi River dredging project

8/10/2020

Study shows deepening the busy shipping channel will reduce soybean transportation costs by 13 cents per bushel and improve prices.

Iowa 31 in Woodbury, Ida, and Cherokee Counties to temporarily close on Monday, August 17

8/10/2020

A project to resurface Iowa 31 in Woodbury County from Correctionville to Washta requires closing the roadway to traffic beginning on Monday morning, Aug. 17, until November 2020, weather permitting.

Webinar: Transportation Rules for Farmers

8/9/2020

Are you ready for transporting the 2020 crop? Up to date on DOT regs for trucks, wagons, etc. Join the webinar next Wednesday with an officer from Iowa Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Enforcement division.

Bridge closures on Iowa 1 south of Iowa City begin at 6 a.m on Monday, August 10

8/7/2020

Replacement of two bridges and construction of two new box culverts on Iowa 1, just south of Johnson County Road F-52, south of Iowa City, will require closing the road to traffic beginning at 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 10, until early October, weather permitting.

Public input requested for proposed bridge replacement on Iowa 28 in Polk County

8/7/2020

The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input for the proposed replacement of the southbound Iowa 28 bridge over the Raccoon River, 3.7 miles north of Iowa 5, in Polk County.

Reynolds, Iowa Department of Education announce $26.2 million for Internet connectivity

8/7/2020

Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education on Friday announced that $26.2 million is now available to districts, nonpublic schools, and colleges and universities primarily to increase internet connectivity for students for the 2020-21 school year.

Public meeting to discuss Iowa Statewide Transportation Improvement Program to be held by conference call on  August 20

8/6/2020

The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a meeting to accept public comments about the draft Iowa Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) from 2 to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 20.

Public input requested on proposed Iowa 78 bridge replacement project in Keokuk County

8/6/2020

The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input for the proposed replacement of the Iowa Highway 78 bridge over the Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad, about 2.5 miles west of the city of Richland in Keokuk County, and on the proposed detour route.

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