About the research
The purpose of this project is to aid the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) in the implementation of a new access management program. This program incorporates modern access management strategies for highways and is supportive of DOT goals to support the economic vitality of the State, preserve the functional integrity of the public’s capital investment in the highway system, and help ensure that the traveling public are provided with safe roads.
In prior years, both the new access control rules and a new access management manual were drafted. The Rules, “Primary Highway Access Control”, Iowa Administrative Code (IAC) 761–112 required a legislative review. That was completed in October 2022. The Iowa DOT is now proceeding with implementation of the new access management program.