DOT: More than 60% of Iowa’s bridges ‘fair’ or ‘poor’

BY: - June 17, 2021

More than 60% of Iowa’s bridges remain in fair or poor condition, a new state report shows.  The Iowa Department of Transportation noted that even bridges rated as “poor” are not necessarily unsafe. “The poor category does not indicate there is a safety issue,” the DOT report said. “Poor bridges have deterioration or damage that […]

U.S. House infrastructure bill tops $5.7B in earmarks, with $35.8M for Iowa projects

BY: - June 9, 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats’ highway funding bill is poised to include roughly three out of five transportation projects submitted by members, as legislators vie for their share of federal dollars through the resurrected congressional earmarks process. The 1,473 projects that made the cut were out of 2,383 that Democratic and Republican legislators requested for inclusion in […]