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  • Highway Helper

    Agency: Iowa Department of Transportation

    Free service provided by the Iowa Department of the Transportation to assist motorists that either breakdown or are stranded on the interstate system. Highway Helper trucks carry tools for changing tires, an air compressor, small amounts of gasoline, as well as tie-downs for motorists who have items they need to tie down. Highway Helper is accessed by calling the local law enforcement agency at 9-1-1. 

    • Iowa Department of Transportation - Main Office
      General Information: (515) 239-1101
      800 Lincoln Way
      Ames, IA 50010

    Agency: Iowa Department of Transportation

    Languages Available: English

    Fees: None

    Intake: Call 9-1-1 for highway assistance

    Eligibility: Open to anyone stranded or broke down on the interstate system

    Documents Required: None

    Hours: Mon-Fri 5 am-9 pm

    Areas Served:

    - Travelers Assistance

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