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Iowa Department of Transportation

Ames Complex
800 Lincoln Way
Ames, Iowa
Phone: 515-239-1101


The Iowa DOT's central offices are located at 800 Lincoln Way in Ames, Iowa, which is at the intersection of Lincoln Way and Grand Avenue (U.S. 69), as shown on the map below. To reach the Iowa DOT headquarters:

  • From I-35 southbound, take 13th Street west to Grand Avenue; turn left (south) onto Grand Avenue to Lincoln Way. The main entrance to the DOT complex is immediately south of the intersection.


  • From I-35 northbound, take U.S. 30 west to Duff Avenue; go north on Duff Avenue (U.S. 69) to Lincoln Way; go left (west) on Lincoln Way to Grand Avenue; turn left (south) onto Grand Avenue; The main entrance to the DOT complex is immediately south of the intersection.


  • From U.S. 30 westbound, go to Duff Avenue; go north on Duff Avenue (U.S. 69) to Lincoln Way; go left (west) on Lincoln Way to Grand Avenue; turn left (south) onto Grand Avenue; The main entrance to the DOT complex is immediately south of the intersection.


  • From U.S. 30 eastbound, go to Duff Avenue; go north on Duff Avenue (U.S. 69) to Lincoln Way; go left (west) on Lincoln Way to Grand Avenue; turn left (south) onto Grand Avenue; The main entrance to the DOT complex is immediately south of the intersection. You can also take University Boulevard north from U.S. 30 to Lincoln Way; go right (east) on Lincoln Way to Grand Avenue; go right (south) on Grand Avenue. The main entrance to the DOT complex is immediately south of the intersection.


  • From U.S. 69 (southbound or northbound), follow U.S. 69 to the intersection of Lincoln Way and Grand Avenue. The main entrance to the DOT complex is immediately south of the intersection.


  • Or, use the map below and plan your own route.

map of ames