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Iowa to spend over $1 billion on interstate widening project

Iowa to spend over $1 billion on interstate widening...

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Dec 26, 2014

  The Iowa Department of Transportation is currently working to develop plans to widen over 170 miles of interstate highways. For ...

DOT highway signs tell drivers “Get Your Head Out of Your Apps”

DOT highway signs tell drivers “Get Your Head Out...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 19, 2014

In an effort to convince drivers to slow down and focus on the road, several state departments of transportation are ...

Iowa DOT adds new colors to 511 road conditions map

Iowa DOT adds new colors to 511 road conditions map

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Oct 22, 2014

The Iowa Department of Transportation has made some color changes to its 511 road conditions map. Purple will now mean that "travel ...

Wrongly fired DOT employees return to work

Wrongly fired DOT employees return to work

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Sep 19, 2014

Two years after being fired from their jobs, Steven Scott and Ken Morrow have returned to work for the Iowa Department ...

Geosynthetics speed construction

Geosynthetics speed construction

Posted by Equipment World Staff on May 01, 2014

Geosynthetics Speed Construction While Enhancing Pavement Performance Geosynthetics comprise a family of value-added products that allows highways, roads and bridges to be ...

Iowa DOT uses facial recognition to catch 40-year fugitive

Iowa DOT uses facial recognition to catch 40-year...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Apr 23, 2014

One man who escaped from a North Carolina prison 40 years ago is again behind bars because of the Iowa ...

iPhone app helps Iowa DOT clear snow from roads

iPhone app helps Iowa DOT clear snow from roads

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Feb 11, 2014

New technology could help could help one agency more effectively clear snow from roads. The Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) ...

Bridging the Gap Between Economics and Innovation

Bridging the Gap Between Economics and Innovation

Posted by Tina Grady Barbaccia on Feb 07, 2014

When Iowa’s Jesup Bridge became a safety hazard, the local agency found a way to design and fund reconstruction of ...

No Strings Attached

No Strings Attached

Posted by Tina Grady Barbaccia on Jan 08, 2014

How the use of stringless paving technology on the Utah I-15 Corridor Expansion Project saved time and money.   By Tina Grady ...

The Durable Performance of Perpetual Pavements

The Durable Performance of Perpetual Pavements

Posted by Contributed on Oct 04, 2013

When the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) opened a new stretch of U.S. Highway 151 in Linn County back in 1966, ...

Iowa DOT: TXTL8R

Iowa DOT: TXTL8R

Posted by Tina Grady Barbaccia on Sep 23, 2013

The Iowa State Department of Transportation plans to launch an app in 2014 called “TXTL8R” as a way to reduce ...

Iowa DOT to release anti-texting app for teen drivers next year

Iowa DOT to release anti-texting app for teen drivers...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Aug 14, 2013

The Iowa Department of Transportation next year will release a new smartphone app intended to prevent teen drivers from texting ...

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