Funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, combined with local, state, and federal highway funds, will help set an all-time record for Iowa.
More than $1 billion in state highway projects will be underway this season, but this money includes some projects that were wrapping up from 2008.
This will mean there will be a significant increase in the level of construction and maintenance activities during this construction season.
Officially, Iowa’s highway construction season begins in April and ends in October.
However, some work may be performed earlier or later in the year, depending on the type of activity and weather conditions.
To keep Iowans informed, details about state construction and maintenance activities will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on the Internet at www.511ia.org/ or by calling 511.