DES MOINES, Iowa – A $2.7 billion road improvement plan is moving forward. The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the “Iowa Transportation Improvement Program” on Tuesday morning.
According to the Iowa DOT, a major component of the plan focuses on highways and interstates. More than $1.2 billion will be used to modernize existing roadways and enhance highway safety features. $900 million will be used to upgrade the condition of state-owned bridges.
The plan covers fiscal years 2015 through 2019.
State officials said the plans are in jeopardy because of uncertainty in Congress over federal highway funding.