Iowa DOT Kicks Off Construction Season

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April 3rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

With the weather changing from winter to spring, the Iowa Department of Transportation says it’s gearing-up for the road construction season.  The DOT says it’s poised to tackle construction work in every corner of the state. Depending on the remaining outcomes of bid lettings through June, officials say the Iowa DOT will have let out to bid approximately $600 million in Primary Highway System construction work during the 2013 calendar year. Iowa’s counties and cities will also be setting up work zones in many areas in an effort to improve Iowa’s transportation system.

In the KJAN listening area, there are numerous projects that will be getting underway. They include…

Interstate 29 in Pottawattamie County

  • Where I-29/I-80 from the Missouri River bridge in Council Bluffs,  eastward  approximately 3 miles, to the Lake Manawa/South Expressway interchange will undergo grading, paving and bridge construction work. Through traffic will be maintained. Single lane closures may occur during off-peak hours.
  • I-29 from north of Council Bluffs to the Missouri Valley (U.S. 30) interchange will be resurfaced at several locations. Through traffic will be maintained in a single lane.
  • I-29 will be reconstructed from south of Council Bluffs to the Mills County line. One direction of travel will be constructed at a time, with traffic maintained in a two-way, two-lane operation.

Interstate 80 in Cass County

  • The eastbound I-80 bridge over Indian Creek at milepost 50 (west of the Marne interchange) will be replaced. Traffic will be maintained in a two-lane, two-way operation in the westbound lanes.

Interstate 80 in Adair County

  • The eastbound I-80 bridge over Middle River at milepost 85 (west of the Greenfield interchange) will be replaced. Traffic will be maintained in a two-lane, two-way operation in the westbound lanes.