Category Archives: Construction

Jun 14

I-380 construction will split travel lanes

While traveling in Kentucky last year, I encountered a road construction phenomenon I haven’t seen often, if at all. While a rural interstate was being expanded to three lanes in each direction, an on-site detour had one lane of traffic … Continue reading

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Jun 07

Tama County US 30 construction to begin

Construction on new lanes for US 30 east of Tama will start later this summer, the Marshalltown Times-Republican reports. In the highway program, this project is under the header for grading in fiscal 2018. (The five-year plan itself notes that … Continue reading

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Jun 06

Grand Junction overpass under construction

July 5, 2013: Poles for each county on the Lincoln Highway in Iowa are part of the Lincoln Highway Interpretive Site on the east side of Grand Junction. The US 30 overpass being replaced is west of the park. After … Continue reading

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Jun 05

Replacement of US 63 bridge over Mississippi River begins

Not in Iowa, but related to this website because it involves US 63 and the Mississippi River: Last month, the Minnesota Department of Transportation began construction on a replacement for the US 63 bridge at Red Wing. Story: KARE (warning: … Continue reading

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May 18

Mass sign replacement coming to Tama County

September 21, 2007: This LGS on US 63 at the east end of IA 175 is among those slated to be replaced, using a slightly different font. Among the projects at the DOT’s April contract letting is a sign project … Continue reading

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May 16

Highlights, analysis of 2018-22 five-year plan

August 8, 2009: The Youngville Cafe will be preserved when an interchange for US 30 and US 218 is built in 2018. Ramps will be in the northwest and southeast quadrants, with a north-south bridge. An access road to the … Continue reading

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May 12

IA 17, I-80 meetings planned next week

The Iowa DOT has two public meetings planned next week. The first, Tuesday at the United school, is the next step in relocating IA 17 off the Lincoln Highway east of Boone. As I write this, the new plan is … Continue reading

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May 10

Leveling US 75

June 5, 2014: The southbound lanes of US 75 (left) are at a higher elevation than the northbound lanes between Hinton and Merrill, and then again north of Merrill. The stretch of US 75 from the north end of the … Continue reading

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May 08

Muscatine remaking Mississippi Drive

Business US 61, or Mississippi Drive in downtown Muscatine, was handed from state to city control in 2014.┬áNow the city is making good on plans for infrastructure improvements. Construction starts today, reports WQAD. The road level will be raised to … Continue reading

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May 04

Council Bluffs 2017 construction preview online

April 19, 2017: This sign, and the one beside it, are the oldest existing and last button-copy BGSs in Iowa. By the end of the year, the whole thing will be gone when a new alignment for westbound I-80 as … Continue reading

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