February 22, 2017
Each time the Iowa Department of Transportation begins planning a new maintenance facility, one key component in the process is making sure the new building provides the best environment for every dollar spent.
In January 2016, the Iowa DOT completed the consolidation of five different work units into a single location in Mason City. Employees from the Iowa DOT’s District 2 Office, annex, materials lab, highway maintenance garage, and Britt construction office moved to a shared location on the south edge of Mason City. The new building had been designed from top to bottom with energy efficiency in mind.
The Iowa DOT’s facilities design staff worked with Randy Taylor, district 2 maintenance manager, on the layout and functionality of the facility. Taylor said, “There are two main buildings in the complex. One houses the district office, construction office, and materials lab under one roof. The other facility is the maintenance garage, which includes truck, mechanic, and wash bays, as well as an office area.”