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Recent Iowa DOT awards

Recent Iowa DOT awards

January 8, 2024

AwardsThe Iowa DOT is focused on making lives better through transportation. Whether we are working to put safety first or focusing on our customers, innovation, and leadership are at the heart of the work we do. Sometimes that work earns us attention and accolades from our industry partners and peers. We are proud of those across our DOT team who have been recognized for the following awards.

Roadside Chat - A body stays in motion until a belt stops you

Roadside Chat - A body stays in motion until a belt stops you

January 5, 2024

1-5 a body in motion Here’s one for those of you who like science.

Newton’s First Law of Motion states that a body at rest will remain at rest, and a body in motion will remain in motion unless it is acted upon by an external force. The body we’re talking about is yours when you’re in a vehicle. The external force is your seat belt.

Update on research to allow snowplows to

Update on research to allow snowplows to "see" through bad weather

January 4, 2024

Snowplow truck Even in the worst winter storms, some travelers may not be able to stay put and wait for the weather to improve. Because safety is at the core of everything we do at the Iowa Department of Transportation, our advice will always be to sit tight if the conditions are bad enough that it is dangerous for you to be driving. But if you must travel, we’ll be there for you, using the latest technology to safely clear the roads.

January 2024 Service awards

January 2024 Service awards

January 2, 2024

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Personnel updates for Dec. 8 to Dec. 21, 2023

Personnel updates for Dec. 8 to Dec. 21, 2023

December 29, 2023

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Roadside Chat - Old acquaintances don't forget to plan a sober ride

Roadside Chat - Old acquaintances don't forget to plan a sober ride

December 29, 2023

12-30 old acquaintancesIt’s the time of year for making plans. Whether you’re planning a social gathering, a family holiday celebration, or another festive occasion, the best hosts are the ones who plan to keep their guests safe.

Plan ahead if you are hosting or attending an event where you may be drinking. It’s easier than ever to find a sober ride.

Roadside Chat - What drives you? The person under the mistletoe

Roadside Chat - What drives you? The person under the mistletoe

December 22, 2023

12-23 what drives you -mistletoeWhat’s your motivation to get where you’re going? Whether you have someone waiting for you, a job to do, or an errand to run, there’s always a reason to drive safely.

And it’s not just you. When you drive safely, you’re helping to make sure the others sharing the road are safer, too.

Fluttering down the road

Fluttering down the road

December 19, 2023

MonarchA bridge is simply a way to get you over an obstacle. But can it become more than a way to get you from point A to point B?

At the Iowa DOT, our bridge designers are ratcheting up the appearance and messages you’ll see on seven bridges being rebuilt along with the expansion of Interstate 35 from Ankeny to Ames.

Roadside Chat - Santa sees you on our phone. You serious, Clark?

Roadside Chat - Santa sees you on our phone. You serious, Clark?

December 15, 2023

12-15 santa sees youDo you drive differently when someone is watching? 

In Iowa, you can legally use your phone to talk and navigate your travels while driving. But just because it’s legal doesn’t make it safe. If you have kids in the car with you, it’s likely they are paying attention to what you’re doing and will mimic your behaviors when they are driving. What kind of example do you want to set for them?

Personnel updates for Nov. 27 to Dec. 7, 2023

Personnel updates for Nov. 27 to Dec. 7, 2023

December 14, 2023

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