Category Archives: Construction

Oct 13

Dust off US 30 ROW at US 169

July 5, 2013: West junction of US 30 and US 169 between Ogden and Beaver. There used to be a weigh station to the right. This is 30′s last at-grade intersection with a numbered route until IA 21. In light … Continue reading

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Sep 21

Urbana intersection meeting Sept. 26

I thought the decision to turn the curve for IA 150 west of Urbana (the end of old IA 363) into an intersection was a done deal, but I guess I was wrong. There’s going to be a meeting Sept. … Continue reading

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Sep 19

I-35 ramp to EB US 30 closes

March 25, 2010: I-35 at US 30, with one of the few pull-through signs in Iowa. Exit 111A is closed starting today. The exit from from northbound I-35 to eastbound US 30 closed earlier today for a month and a … Continue reading

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Sep 07

Four-way stop coming to Lone Tree corner

October 13, 2006: Eastbound IA 22 at old north end of IA 405. Throughout the 45 years that the intersection of IA 22 and the road leading into Lone Tree was a state highway (IA 405), 22 was always the … Continue reading

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Aug 31

Meeting reveals I-29/480 interchange final plans

On Aug. 15, the DOT held a meeting in Council Bluffs to go over the proposal for, and final environmental assessment of, a completely redone I-29/I-480 interchange in Council Bluffs. As you can see in the handout (PDF), the “interchange … Continue reading

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Aug 30

Interstate system extends around Carson City

The trivia question about state capitals not on the interstate system got a different answer in 2012, and now the connection is complete. The final segment of I-580 running south from Reno to Carson City NV opened Aug. 2. (Interstate … Continue reading

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Aug 29

Second I-80 “public meeting” video online

The DOT’s “I-80 Planning Study Public Meeting #2″ video, about 11 minutes long, is online. It has had fewer than 400 views since being uploaded to YouTube a month ago. Perhaps I can help with that: For some reason, all … Continue reading

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Aug 22

‘Microorganism’ clogs underpass drain in Waterloo

The US 63 railroad underpass north of downtown Waterloo often has water in it, and it’s not just because it’s a low spot. There’s a microorganism that interferes with the draining, a DOT engineer tells KWWL. In the next two … Continue reading

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Aug 15

‘Prioritization’ for four-lane US 30 segments

Last week’s Iowa Transportation Commission meeting included approval of “U.S. 30 Corridor Prioritization,” a designation that doesn’t mean anything concrete yet on a timeline or funding. Stories: KWQC (above, misidentifying “Iowa Highway 30″ at the start), KCRG (using KWQC’s footage). … Continue reading

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Aug 14

Cedar Rapids converting Second Avenue to two-way

Starting today, Cedar Rapids will being converting Second Avenue from one-way to two-way in downtown. This is one block east of Business 151. It’s going to take a while because the city is going to add “bump-outs” — things on … Continue reading

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