Surface Transportation Requests

This Congress, the Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee is advancing surface transportation authorization legislation. Members are allowed project designations.
Entites applying for matching federal funding from the Highway Trust Fund were asked to submit information about the project, including name, location, start date, estimated completion date, and project type.

Congresswoman Axne's deadline for submissions was April 19, 2021.

Please note:

  • Congresswoman Axne did NOT accept requests for projects outside of IA-03.
  • Only legally-eligible entities, including state and local units of government, could request projects. 
  • Project sponsors must comply with all relevant federal laws and regulations.
  • A request submitted by Congresswoman Axne to the Committee does NOT guarantee the project will be funded.
In addition to this basic project information, the T&I Committee required all submissions to have the following information for each project requested:
  • Documentation that the project is on the State, Tribal, or territorial transportation improvement program (STIP); and on the metropolitan transportation improvement program (TIP), if applicable
  • Sources of funding for the full share of the cost of the project beyond the amount requested
  • Letter(s) of support from the State department of transportation, or local government, transit agency, or other non-Federal sponsor
  • A description of the process that has been or will be followed to provide an opportunity for
  • Public comment on the project
  • Project phase (e.g. Planning, Final Design, Construction)
  • NEPA category of action (e.g. Categorical Exclusion, Environmental Assessment, Environmental Impact Statement)
  • Status of environmental review
  • Whether the project has received Federal funding previously, and if so, the source and amount
Read this guide to learn more about which projects will qualify for these matching funds.


All requests submitted by Congresswoman Axne to the T&I Committee will be posted below. Members are be required to certify that neither they nor their immediate family have a financial interest in the requests made. Rep. Axne's certifications can be found here and here.


Projects Requested

Listed below are the projects Congresswoman Axne has submitted to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Note: The projects are listed in alphabetical order by project sponsor.


Project Sponsor: City of Altoona
Project Name/Location: 36th Ave. SW Reconstruction, Transit and Pedestrian Improvements near 36th Ave. SW including the intersection with 8th Street SW to the Wal-mart North Truck Entrance in Altoona, Iowa 50009.

Requested Amount: $2,268,800


Project Sponsor: City of Ankeny
Project Name/Location: High Trestle Trail Extension Project near 600 SE Oralabor Road - Ankeny, Iowa 50021

Requested Amount: $1,000,000


Project Sponsor: City of Bondurant
Project Name/Location: Commuter Loop near 200 2nd St NE, Bondurant, Iowa, 50035.

Requested Amount: $21,590,564


Project Sponsor: City of Carlisle
Project Name/Location: Scotch Ridge Road and Highway 5 Intersection near 195 N 1st Street in Carlisle, Iowa 50047

Requested Amount: $1,412,000


Project Sponsor: Cass County
Project Name/Location: Cass County N28 Reconstruction near 5 West 7th Street, Altantic, Iowa 50022.

Requested Amount: $1,800,000


Project Sponsor: Iowa Department of Transportation
Project Name/Location: US 169: Bridge Removal in Union County near zip code 50254 in Union County

Requested Amount: $700,000


Project Sponsor: Iowa Department of Transportation
Project Name/Location: Bus and Bus Facilities Upgrades at transit agencies throughout the district, including: Southwest Iowa Transit Agency serving Cass, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, and Shelby Counties, Western Iowa Transit serving Audubon, Carroll, Crawford, Greene, Guthrie, and Sac Counties, Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency serving Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Story, and Warren Counties, Southern Iowa Trolley, serving Adams, Adair, Ringgold, Taylor, Union, Clarke, and Decatur counties, and Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority serving Polk.

Requested Amount: $5,000,000


Project Sponsor: Iowa Department of Transportation
Project Name/Location: Traffic Incident Management Center at Camp Dodge - Phase I near At Camp Dodge, south of Iowa 415 and NW Beaver Drive in Johnston, Iowa 50131.

Requested Amount: $4,880,000


Project Sponsor: Iowa Department of Transportation
Project Name/Location: Iowa 48: Red Oak Creek Bridge Replacement near Near 300 block of S Broadway Street, Red Oak, IA 51566

Requested Amount: $700,000


Project Sponsor: City of Des Moines
Project Name/Location: Walnut Street Bridge over Des Moines River near Walnut St ("0" Block), Des Moines, IA 50309

Requested Amount: $5,000,000


Project Sponsor: City of Des Moines
Project Name/Location: Southeast Connector – SE 30th to US 65 near Des Moines (50317) & Pleasant Hill (50327)

Requested Amount: $7,000,000


Project Sponsor: Des Moines Airport
Project Name/Location: Reconstruct Cowles Drive, Phases 2 and 3 near 5800 Fleur Drive, Cowles Drive, Des Moines, Iowa 50321

Requested Amount: $9,000,000


Project Sponsor: HIRTA Public Transit
Project Name/Location: HIRTA Regional Transit Facility near I-80 West Industrial Park Plat 2, Waukee, Iowa 50263

Requested Amount: $4,642,000


Project Sponsor: City of Indianola
Project Name/Location: South K Street Paving Improvements near South K Street from West 2nd Avenue (Iowa 92) to West 17th Avenue in Indianola, Iowa 50125.

Requested Amount: $3,240,000


Project Sponsor: Montgomery County
Project Name/Location: M63 Asphalt Pavement Overlay near M63 from Page Co. line to south side of the city limits of Stanton, Iowa 51573.

Requested Amount: $1,312,000


Project Sponsor: Page County
Project Name/Location: Essex North Bridge Replacement on D Avenue (M41), over the E. Nishnabotna River north of Essex, Iowa 51638.

Requested Amount: $2,000,000


Project Sponsor: City of Red Oak
Project Name/Location: 2022 Eastern Ave Paving located along Eastern Ave in the City of Red Oak, IA, 51566.

Requested Amount: $424,000


Project Sponsor: City of Shenandoah
Project Name/Location: Shenandoah 2021 Street Resurfacing near North Center Street from West Sheridan Ave. to Ferguson Ave.; West Nishna Road from Fremont Street to Anna Crose Highway; West Thomas Avenue from US 59 to Railroad St. in Shenandoah, Iowa 51601.

Requested Amount: $573,760


Project Sponsor: Southern Iowa Trolley
Project Name/Location: Southern Iowa Trolley Facility Project near 215 E. Montgomery St., Creston, IA 50801

Requested Amount: $2,000,000


Project Sponsor: City of Urbandale
Project Name/Location: Pedestrian Bridge in Urban Loop near Between Northpark Drive and Plum Drive from 86th Street to about a half mile west of 86th Street, in Urbandale, Iowa 50322.

Requested Amount: $2,000,000


Project Sponsor: Waukee
Project Name/Location: University Avenue Area Transportation Improvements – Warrior Lane Phase II near In the City of Waukee, along S Warrior Lane from University Ave north 0.34 miles to Waukee Middle School; 50263

Requested Amount: $2,750,000


Project Sponsor: City of West Des Moines
Project Name/Location: Mills Civic Parkway Improvements near Mills Civic Pkwy, S. 91st St to S. Grand Prairie Pkwy Iin West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

Requested Amount: $2,000,000



Project Sponsor: Windsor Heights
Project Name/Location: 73rd Street Reconstruction - Phase 1 near In the vicinity of 1600 73rd Street. More specifically, on 73rd Street from University Ave to Hickman Road in Windsor Heights, 50323.

Requested Amount: $5,000,000