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Iowa finds new tools to control stormwater erosion and sediment at construction sites

October 23, 2020 - in Erosion control, News, Water

At the Iowa Department of Transportation, the preservation of limited natural resources is one element we look at when planning construction projects. When we’re constructing or moving a road, we often need to move earth. As good stewards of the land, we…

Video: Flexible Buried Bridges

February 6, 2017 - in Bridges, Transportation

This video includes a general overview of flexible buried bridges and commentary from the fabricator, county engineer and contractor who worked on a buried…

Iowa Addresses Low-Head Dam Problem

May 31, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Water

The State of Iowa has a serious problem with low-head dams, and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), working with civic and non-profit organizations,…

Iowa State Department of Transportation Selects AssetWorks Enterprise Asset Management System

December 9, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Transportation

WAYNE, Pa., Dec. 08, 2015—AssetWorks, a leading provider of enterprise asset management software and operational asset management systems, announced today that the Iowa State Department of Transportation has selected AssetWorks integrated enterprise asset…

Iowa DOT Launches the Iowa Statewide Park and Ride System Website and Interactive Map

August 5, 2015 - in Corporate, Transit

AMES, Iowa, Aug. 4, 2015—The Iowa Department of Transportation has begun implementation of the Statewide Park and Ride System Plan. As a part of this implementation process, the Iowa DOT is launching its first statewide Park and Ride System website www.iowadot.gov/ParkRide…

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Tours Des Moines’ Southeast Connector Project

DES MOINES, Iowa, May 18, 2015 – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx toured the Southeast (SE) Connector project today and urged Congress to pass a long-term funding bill that can help boost transportation investment in  communities like Des Moines…

Iowa State Engineers Developing Pavement Technologies to Clear Snow and Ice From Runways

March 3, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Transportation

AMES, Iowa, March 3, 2015—Alireza Sassani turned a switch and sent 60 volts of electricity into a small block of concrete. A few minutes later the Iowa State University doctoral student took some measurements and found the block’s surface temperature had…