Iowa Department of Transportation

FAIRFIELD, Iowa – Nov. 09, 2020 – The park and ride lot at the intersection of Iowa 1 and Iowa 16 in Van Buren County will permanently close Tuesday, Dec. 1 due to inability to continue to accommodate a functional park and ride lot, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 5 Office.

The park and ride lot is located approximately 12.6 miles south from U.S. 34 (near Fairfield), 10.5 miles north of Iowa 2, and about 21 miles west of U.S. 218. Once closed, all park and ride signs will be removed, and continued use of the state right-of-way as a park and ride will no longer be permitted.

The site will continue to provide access to Meadow Avenue (Van Buren County Level B service maintenance road), and entrance to a private field.

Information about other commute options from Iowa DOT park and ride locations can be found by using our  interactive park and ride system map or online at  More information concerning the Iowa DOT’s statewide park and ride efforts is available online at with additional details on the plan at Iowa Park and Ride System Plan.

The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey the posted speed limit and other signs in the work area, and be aware that traffic fines for moving violations are at least double in work zones. As in all work zones, drivers should stay alert, allow ample space between vehicles, and wear seat belts.

The latest traveler information is available anytime through our 511 system. Visit; call 511 (within Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (nationwide); stay connected with 511 on Facebook or Twitter (find links at; or download the free app to your mobile device.

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Contact: Hector Torres-Cacho at 641-469-4007 or


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