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U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) joined Senator Ben Sasse and a bipartisan group of Senators in introducing the Transporting Livestock Across America Safely Act. Currently, overly strict trucking regulations from the Department of Transportation require mandatory rest time that put livestock at risk, especially during summer or winter months. This bipartisan legislation would give American agriculture the flexibility to safely transport livestock.
The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, June 5 to discuss proposed improvements on U.S. 30 from west of Iowa 21 east to 11th Avenue Drive, including the proposed U.S. 30 and Iowa 21 interchange in Tama and Benton counties.
As of Tuesday, May 22, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.84 across Iowa according to AAA. This is up $.05 from last week and $.58 higher than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.95, up $.06 from last week’s price.
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Wednesday approved its bipartisan water infrastructure bill, sending it for a floor vote in the lower chamber.
A project to replace the bridge over Buck Creek on Iowa 3 located 0.6 miles east of Bremer County Road V-56 will require closing the roadway to traffic from 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, until mid-October 2018, weather permitting.
A hot-mix asphalt pavement resurfacing project on Iowa 93 in Tripoli will require closing the roadway to traffic beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, weather permitting
A reconstruction project to grade and replace pavement on U.S. 75 in Plymouth County from north of Merrill to south of Le Mars requires closing the northbound lanes and shifting traffic to a head-to-head traffic pattern in each direction on the existing southbound lanes beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, June 4, until Tuesday, Sept. 4, weather permitting.
As of Tuesday, May 15, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.79 across Iowa according to AAA. This is up $.08 from last week and $.54 higher than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.89, up $.06 from last week’s price.
This year's efforts are concentrated in southeast Iowa, but occasionally crews will work elsewhere in the state. Some employees will spend peak hours between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. at a location counting the morning, noon, and evening traffic.