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Westbound U.S. 30 exit ramp to 80th Street (exit 246) to close May 1

4/27/2017

Reconstruction of the westbound U.S. 30 exit ramp to 80th Street (exit 246) in Cedar Rapids requires closing this ramp to traffic starting at 9 a.m. Monday, May 1, until late June 2017, weather permitting.

DOT requests public views on I-380 Planning Study and completion of survey

4/27/2017

The Iowa Department of Transportation is conducting a planning study of Interstate 380 between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City and would like your input. The study will be developed and released through a series of technical reports that identify the existing conditions of I-380, the way the system is performing, short- and long-term issues, and strategies to improve the route.

Public input requested for the removal and replacement of the Business U.S. 61/West River Drive bridge over Iowa 22 in Davenport

4/27/2017

The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input on the removal and replacement of the Business U.S. 61/West River Drive bridge over Iowa 22 in Davenport.

Week of April 24 fuel and energy price update

4/26/2017

As of Tuesday, April 25th, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.39 across Iowa according to AAA. This is up $.03 from last week and $.24 higher than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.41, holding steady at last week’s price.

GOP budget cuts state support of Iowa airports

4/26/2017

State taxpayer support of the 107 airports in Iowa will be reduced by nearly 40 percent in the next budgeting year under the plan Republican legislators crafted.

I-80 corridor study area in Cedar County to be discussed May 17

4/26/2017

The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Wednesday, May 17, to discuss an Interstate 80 corridor study area that extends from east of the Cedar River to 1 mile east of Cedar County Road Y-26.

Nighttime lane closures on U.S. 6/Hickman Road near Clive begin April 30

4/25/2017

A resurfacing project that will include hot-mix asphalt paving and milling work on U.S. 6/Hickman Road from Interstate 35/80 to Iowa 28/Merle Hay Road will require nighttime lane closures; however, one lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained at all times.

Proposed improvements to U.S. 63 to be discussed May 15 in Ottumwa

4/25/2017

The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Monday, May 15, to discuss the proposed improvements to U.S. 63 from River Road/Wapello County Road J-12 to U.S. 34 in Ottumwa. The proposed project provides for the grading and paving of a new four-lane divided highway within the project limits.

Public input requested for proposed bridge project on U.S. 169 in Webster County

4/25/2017

The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input on the proposed bridge project on U.S. 169 over Deer Creek, 0.8 mile north of Webster County Road C-66.

Closure of southbound I-35 entrance ramp from Corporate Woods Drive in Ankeny begins April 30

4/25/2017

Repair work on the Union Pacific Railroad bridge approach requires closing the southbound Interstate 35 entrance ramp from Corporate Woods Drive in Ankeny beginning Sunday night, April 30, until the end of June 2017, weather permitting.

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