Iowa DOT Made Record Investments in Road, Bridge Repair Last Year

DES MONIES, IA – The Iowa Department of Transportation made record investments in roads and bridges during the last fiscal year which ended June 30th.  Since July 1, 2022, over $1.47 billion across 839 projects was awarded to contractors to improve mobility for travelers throughout the state and to increase the safety of roads and bridges at the city, county, and state levels.

Fiscal year 2023 investments awarded through the Iowa DOT include $274.5 million in the farm-to-market system; $358 million in the interstate system; $26.8 million in the secondary system; and $136.8 million in urban roads and bridges.

In DOT-owned bridges alone, over the last 17 years, the number of poor-condition bridges has dropped from 256 in 2006 to 26 in 2023.  A federal discretionary grant of almost $25 million was awarded to replace nine of those bridges last month.