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