AMES, Iowa – On Tuesday, at their meeting in Ames, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved an amendment to the 2012-2016 Iowa Transportation Improvement Program (Program) that will advance the letting of some highway projects into fiscal year (FY) 2012 and add others to the Program.
This Program amendment is possible because of additional funding becoming available after the Program was approved in June. The additional funding is the result of favorable construction project lettings (bid prices were lower than programmed amounts for some projects), Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) budget savings and receipt of federal funding that exceeded forecast amounts. It is projected that this amendment will result in FY 2012 being the largest program year in the Iowa DOT’s history.
Projects in the North Iowa area:
Cerro Gordo: I-35 Clear Lake to Co Rd B20 (NB) Pavement Rehab
Project Estimated Costs X $1000: 1367 (2012) -1367 (2014)
Cerro Gordo: I-35 Clear Lake to Co Rd B20 (SB) Pavement Rehab
Project Estimated Costs X $1000: 1229 (2012) -1229 (2014)
Winnebago: Hwy 9 Buffalo Center to 2.0 mi W of US 69 Pavement Rehab/Widen
Project Estimated Costs X $1000: 4701 (2012)
Worth I-35 1.5 mi N IA 9 to 1.0 mi S of Pavement
Project Estimated Costs X $1000: 10608 (2012) -11596 (2013)