Category Archives: Construction

Dec 11

IA 100 signs at I-380 to be replaced

Buried in the bid lettings for August 2017 was a sign contract mostly centered around the IA 100 interchange with I-380. There’s a significant difference in the new signs — Cedar Rapids has been replaced with Iowa City for the … Continue reading

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Dec 08

US 61 Grandview bypass update

Correcting here and there: The expectation of four-lane US 61 opening around Grandview, extending the four-lane south from the Louisa/Muscatine county line, did not happen until December 1, Jason Hancock says. I should have put a question mark on the … Continue reading

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Dec 01

DOT wants US 30 interchange at R70

Next Tuesday, the DOT will hold a meeting in Ames about closing off intersections on US 30 just east of I-35 in favor of an interchange. Substantial lengths of frontage road will have to be built in order to serve … Continue reading

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Nov 28

Grandview bypass opened last week – UPDATED

The Muscatine Journal‘s coverage of the Louisa County Board of Supervisors earlier this month had a single paragraph mentioning that US 61 from the county line to 130th Street was expected to open Nov. 20. The new four-lane includes interchanges … Continue reading

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Nov 22

Grand Junction overpass finished

US 30 on the east side of Grand Junction opened a week ago (via Greene County News Online).

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Nov 17

New Sabula bridge opens today

September 27, 2015: My last trip across the Savanna-Sabula Bridge, before any major construction began on its replacement. A ribbon cutting for the new US 52/IA 64 bridge over the Mississippi River, officially known as the Dale Gardner Veterans Memorial Bridge, … Continue reading

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Nov 16

Two diverging diamond exits proposed for Linn County

The six-lane I-380 through Cedar Rapids begins/ends at the Blairs Ferry Road exit, which is partially integrated into the IA 100 volleyball interchange. However, with growth in Hiawatha, that is not sufficient for the northern part of the metro area. … Continue reading

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Nov 07

What’s worse than a roundabout?

Waterloo Courier: CEDAR FALLS – City officials are preparing to begin the third and final phase of the University Avenue project in 2018, which includes a double roundabout at the on- and off-ramps at Iowa Highway 58’s interchange.

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Nov 02

‘Bridge Fest – The Last Drive’

September 27, 2015: A boat passes under the US 52/IA 64 Savanna-Sabula bridge. A new bridge has been built immediately downstream (foreground) over the past two years. The easternmost bridge in Iowa had a “closing ceremony” Oct. 21. A parade … Continue reading

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Oct 27

Oskaloosa bypass plans finalized

A “preferred alternative” for a northwest Oskaloosa bypass of US 63 has been selected and many preliminary studies have been completed. A meeting Nov. 2 at the Oskaloosa library Middle School, the first in nearly three years, will have information about … Continue reading

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