Iowa Chapter


Upcoming Chapter Meeting
ATSSA is "Green" - Please review and print materials prior to meeting as needed.

Date Item
Sep 30 - Oct 1, 2020

Important Update:  The chapter meeting segment is being hosted as a "virtual" meeting

Chapter Event Schedule: 

  • Wed, September 30, 2020 (Evening) Meet 'n' Greet
  • Thurs, October 1, 2020 (Morning) Virtual Chapter Meeting
  • Thurs, October 1, 2020 (Afternoon) Golf Event

For those who plan to participate in the golf event, please access the registration form here.  The online version will be available shortly.

The IA-ATSSA Chapter would like to thank the attached sponsors for this event - The opportunity for additional sponsorships are still available / Please contact our Chapter Treasurer, Kurt Jirak for details.

Riverside Casino and Golf Resort  -  Hotel room block cutoff September 14, 2020

3184 Highway 22

Riverside, IA 52327


Previous Chapter Meeting Materials
Date Item
Jun 18, 2020 IA-ATSSA Chapter Meeting Summary 
Feb 11 2020 IA-ATSSA Chapter Meeting Summary
Oct 22, 2019 IA-ATSSA Chapter Meeting Summary


Chapter News
Date Item
Jul 27, 2020 The IowaDOT is requesting your input with the Worker Presence Survey:  The Work Zone Data Initiative is requesting your participation in a survey.  The IowaDOT has been very involved with this FHWA initiative.  Our goal is to make use of current and emerging technologies to help improve safety and mobility in work zones.  The survey submission deadline has been extended to August 21.  Please feel free to contact Dan Sprengeler if you have any questions.
Jun 23, 2020 IowaDOT is requesting chapter feedback on a proposed Pavement Markings Inspection Guide.  All responses and inquiries should be directed to Clayton Burke, P.E. by Friday July 3, 2020.  He can also be reached at 563-379-7734.
May 5, 2020 IowaDOT Request for Feedback - Due Tuesday, May 12: IowaDOT initial implementation of Smart Arrow Boards, scheduled for the October 2020 lettings
Aug 19, 2019 Letter from IowaDOT - The adoption of Smart Arrow Boards to collect near real time data of active work zones


Chapter Resources
Date Item
Jul 2019 Chapter Management Guide
Jun 21, 2018 IA-ATSSA Chapter Bylaws
Apr 2018 IowaDOT Need Answers - Telephone Listing Brochure
  ATSSA Vendor Presentation Policy
  Important Links:
Iowa DOT
Iowa DOT Need Answers - June 2018
Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan PPT

Information for FLAGGERS:


2528.10 FLAGGERS
The flaggers shall be trained about safe flagging operations that comply with Iowa DOT Flaggers Handbook, Part VI of the MUTCD, and the Standard Specifications prior to flagging operations. Training of flaggers shall include the following:

1. Issue and review the current Iowa DOT Flaggers Handbook
2. Presentation of the current Iowa Professional Flagging Video
3. Issue flagger training card, which shall include the following:

  • Employee name
  • Date of training
  • Name of Instructor
  • Expiration date of December 31 of the year following the training date.
  • The flaggers shall carry their flagger training card at all times and show it upon request.

4. Contractor shall maintain a list of the flaggers trained and the date of the training.


Training shall not be required for short time, emergency, or relief assignment of employees to flagging operations. Payment will not be made in accordance with Article 2528.12, A, 7.

Flagger operations, equipment, and apparel shall confirm to the Iowa DOT Flagger's Handbook.

When nighttime flagging is required, auxiliary lighting shall be provided to illuminate the flagging stations according to the current Iowa DOT Flagger's Handbook. This lighting shall be set up in such a manner to minimize glare to motorists. The cost of furnishing nighttime flagging stations shall be included in the lump sum price bid for Traffic Control.

Complete requirements
April 2006 Flagger Handbook

High Visibility Garment Requirements