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Iowa 78, Henry County
Project description Project contact

The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input on the replacement of the Iowa 78 bridge located 0.8 mile east of Henry County Road W-66/Oasis Avenue, the project’s off-site detour route, and right of way needs of the project.

The project involves the replacement of the existing 24-by-30-foot I-beam bridge, over a small natural stream, with a twin 12-by-12-by-118-foot reinforced concrete box culvert. During replacement of the bridge, the Iowa 78 bridge will be closed.

Detour

Vehicle traffic will be directed to use Henry County roads to junction with Iowa 78 during removal and replacement of the bridge. The detour will follow Oasis Avenue (north and south for 2 miles), 170th Street (east and west for 2 miles), and Racine Avenue (north and south for 2 miles).

Deadline for receipt of comments is Sept. 14, 2017; however, all correspondence received after this date will be included in the project files and reviewed as the project is developed. Submit a comment about this project, please click here: http://bit.ly/Iowadot10837.



Hector Torres-Cacho, transportation planner
Iowa DOT District 5 Office
307 W. Briggs, P.O. Box 587
Fairfield, Iowa 52556
Hector.Torres-Cacho@iowadot.us


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Council Bluffs Interstate System: Highway Corridor Preservation
Project description Project contact

The Iowa Department of Transportation is providing public notice of the renewal of corridor preservation for the Council Bluffs Interstate System Improvements Project that includes Interstate 80 from the Missouri River east-northeast to U.S. 6 (Kanesville Boulevard) in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County. It also includes I-29 between 25th Avenue on the north to just south of U.S. 275, and I-480 from the Missouri River bridge on the Iowa side to the I-29 interchange.

The Iowa DOT implemented corridor preservation for this project Sept. 20, 2005, which was renewed on Sept. 18, 2008, Sept. 16, 2011 and again on Sept. 12, 2014. It is the intent of the Iowa DOT to continue to utilize corridor preservation for this project. The Iowa DOT may need to acquire additional right of way or property rights within this designated area.

This notice shall be valid for a period of three years from the date of publication of the notification (Sept. 8, 2017) and may be refiled by the Iowa DOT every three years.

Per Iowa Code 306.19(5), each city and county within the designated preservation corridor shall provide written notification to the Iowa DOT of: (1) an application for a building permit for construction valued at $25,000 or more; (2) submission of a subdivision plat; or (3) proposed zoning change within the area. Notification must be provided to the Iowa DOT at least 30 days prior to granting the proposed building permit, approving the subdivision plat, or changing the zoning. Written notification shall include all pertinent information regarding the proposed permit, plat, or zoning change.

If the Iowa DOT, within the 30-day period, notifies the city or county in writing that the Iowa DOT is proceeding to acquire all or part of the property or property rights affecting the area, the city or county shall not issue the building permit, approve the subdivision plat, or change the zoning. The Iowa DOT may apply to the city or county for an extension of the 30-day period. After a public hearing on the matter, the city or county may grant an additional 60-day extension of the period.

The Iowa DOT shall begin the process of acquiring property or property rights from affected persons within 10 days of the Iowa DOT’s written notification of intent to the city or county.

Scott Suhr, transportation planner
Iowa DOT District 4 Office
2210 E. Seventh St.
Atlantic, Iowa 50022
712-243-3355 or 800-289-4368
scott.suhr@iowadot.us


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U.S. 30, Clinton County
Project description Project contact

The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input on the proposed reconstruction and addition of turn lanes at the U.S. 30 and Clinton County Road Y-62/260th Avenue intersection, approximately 1 mile west of U.S. 61 in Clinton County.

Detour
While through traffic will be maintained during construction on U.S. 30, access to the north side of Clinton County Road Y-62/260th Avenue will be temporarily closed.

Deadline for receipt of comments has been extended to Monday, August 7, 2017; however, all correspondence received after this date will be included in the project files and reviewed as the project is developed. Submit a comment about this project, please click here: www.bit.ly/Iowadot11920.

Sam Shea, transportation planner
Iowa DOT District 6 Office
5455 Kirkwood Blvd. SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
Sam.Shea@iowadot.us


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U.S. 52/Iowa 3, Dubuque County
Project description Project contact

The Iowa DOT is requesting public input on the proposed improvements to U.S. 52/Iowa 3 from 0.7 mile north of Boy Scout Road to the east junction of Pfeiler Road near Rickardsville in Dubuque County. The proposed improvements include the two-lane reconstruction of U.S. 52/Iowa 3 with the addition of 6-foot paved shoulders to allow for improved ride quality, in addition to long-term maintenance and improved safety.

A public information meeting to discuss right of way needs and to display the design will be held in early 2018, with construction anticipated in 2020. The Iowa DOT is currently accepting comments on the preliminary design, which is available below at the "Maps" link.

Through traffic will be detoured during construction using U.S. 20 and Iowa 136.

Deadline for receipt of comments is July 5, 2017; however, all correspondence received after this date will be included in the project files and reviewed as the project is developed. Submit a comment about this project, please click here: www.bit.ly/Iowadot103031321.

Sam Shea, transportation planner
Iowa DOT District 6 Office
5455 Kirkwood Blvd. SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
Sam.Shea@iowadot.us


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Iowa 4 Calhoun County
Project description Project contact

The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input on the proposed bridge project on Iowa 4 over Reading Creek, 3.1 miles south of the south junction with Iowa 175. The proposed project provides for removing the existing deck overlay, repair work, and placement of the new Portland cement concrete deck overlay. New bridge approaches and guardrails will be constructed.

Through traffic on Iowa 4 would be detoured during construction using Iowa 175, Calhoun/Greene County Road N-65, and 140th Street in Greene County.

Deadline for receipt of comments is June 15, 2017; however, all correspondence received after this date will be included in the project files and reviewed as the project is developed. To submit a comment about this project, go to: https://bit.ly/iowadot10858.

Tony Gustafson
District 1 Office
1020 S. Fourth St.
Ames, Iowa, 50010
tony.gustafson@iowadot.us


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U.S. 169 Webster County
Project description Project contact

The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input on the proposed bridge project on U.S. 169 over Deer Creek, 0.8 mile north of Webster County Road C-66. The proposed project provides for removing the existing deck overlay, repair work, and replacing with new Portland cement concrete deck overlay. New bridge approaches will be constructed.

Through traffic U.S. 169 would be detoured during construction using Webster County roads D-14, P-56, and C-56.

Deadline for receipt of comments is May 9, 2017; however, all correspondence received after this date will be included in the project files and reviewed as the project is developed. To submit a comment about this project, go to: http://bit.ly/iowadot10873.

Tony Gustafson
District 1 Office
1020 S. Fourth St.
Ames, Iowa, 50010
tony.gustafson@iowadot.us


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U.S. 69 and Iowa 2, Decatur County
Project description Project contact

The Iowa DOT is providing notice regarding proposed improvements at the intersection of U.S. 69 and Iowa 2 in Decatur County.

The proposed project includes the reconstruction of the east intersection of U.S. 69 and Iowa 2 with new pavement. Iowa 2 will be reconstructed from approximately School Street to Main Street and U.S. 69 will be reconstructed from Iowa 2 to just south of North Second Street. The project will also include sidewalk and driveway replacements.

Detour
Iowa 2 traffic will be maintained during construction. U.S. 69 will be closed and traffic will be detoured during construction using Iowa 2 to Interstate 35, north to Decatur County Road J-20, and east to U.S. 69.

Jim Armstrong, P.E. district engineer
District 5 Office
307 W. Briggs, P.O. Box 587
Fairfield, Iowa 52556
James.Armstrong@iowadot.us


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Iowa 3 Humboldt County
Project description Project contact

The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input on the proposed bridge replacement over the East Fork of the Des Moines River on Iowa 3, 1.8 miles east of U.S. 169.

The proposed project provides for replacing an existing 323-by-28-foot steel girder bridge with a 364-by-44-foot pretensioned, prestressed concrete beam bridge. New bridge approaches will be constructed, the guardrail will be replaced and the shoulders would be paved 20 feet beyond the ends of the guardrail.

Through traffic on Iowa 3 would be detoured during construction using U.S 169, and Humboldt County roads C-26 and P-63.

Deadline for receipt of comments is December 30, 2016; however, all correspondence received after this date will be included in the project files and reviewed as the project is developed.

Submit a comment about this project

Nick Humpal
District 2 Office
428 43rd St. SW
Mason City, Iowa, 50401
nickolas.humpal@iowadot.us


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U.S. 65 Franklin County
Project description Project contact

The Iowa Department of Transportation is proposing to acquire additional permanent easement from Harriman Park in Franklin County.

Harriman Park is located at the northwest corner of U.S. 65 and 19th Avenue Northeast. Harriman Park is publicly owned and maintained by the city of Hampton. The primary functions of the park are to provide recreational opportunities in open space and playground areas, as well as gathering locations at several shelters located throughout the park.

The Iowa DOT will acquire approximately 0.12 acre of permanent easement from Harriman Park.

Harriman Park has been determined to be a Section 4(f) resource and the acquisition of right of way is expected to have “de minimis” impact on the area.

Section 4(f) of the U.S. Department of Transportation Act of 1966 was enacted as a means of protecting publicly owned parks, recreation areas, and wildlife/waterfowl refuges, as well as historic sites of local, state, or national significance from conversion to transportation uses. De minimis impacts are defined as those that, after consideration of any measure(s) to minimize harm (such as avoidance, minimization, mitigation, or enhancement measures), do not adversely affect the activities, features, and attributes of the Section 4(f) resource.

Deadline for receipt of comments is December 22, 2016.

Submit a comment about this project

Shelby Ebel
Office of Location and Environment
800 Lincoln Way
Ames, Iowa, 50010
shelby.ebel@iowadot.us


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Iowa 4 Palo Alto County
Project description Project contact

The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input on the proposed bridge replacement on Iowa 4 over drainage ditch 49, which is 5.2 miles north of the north junction with U.S. 18 in Palo Alto County.

The proposed project provides for replacement of the existing bridge with a twin 12-by-9-by-86-foot reinforced concrete box culvert.

Traffic would be maintained during construction. For more information, see the website listed below.

Deadline for receipt of comments is October 11, 2016; however, all correspondence received after this date will be included in the project files and reviewed as the project is developed.

Submit a comment about this project

Shane Tymkowicz
District 3 Office
2800 Gordon Drive
Sioux City, Iowa, 51102
shane.tymkowicz@iowadot.us

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Iowa 3, Bremer County
Project description Project contact

The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input on the proposed bridge replacement over Buck Creek on Iowa 3, 0.6 mile east of Bremer County Road V-56.

The proposed project provides for replacing an existing 120-by-28-foot steel girder bridge with a 164-by-44-foot pretensioned, prestressed concrete beam bridge. Resurfacing will also take place (300 feet on the west side and 375 feet on the east side). New bridge approaches will be constructed and the guardrail will be replaced.

Through traffic on Iowa 3 would be detoured during construction using Bremer County roads V-56 and C-33 and Bremer/Fayette County Road V-62. For more information, see the website listed below.

Deadline for receipt of comments is September 30, 2016; however, all correspondence received after this date will be included in the project files and reviewed as the project is developed.


Submit a comment about this project.

Nick Humpal
District 2 Office
428 43rd Street
nickolas.humpal@iowadot.us

Mason City, Iowa, 50401
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Iowa 141, Woodbury County
Project description Project contact

The Iowa DOT is requesting public input on the proposed bridge replacement on Iowa 141, over Garretson Ditch 6.4 miles east of Interstate 29, in Woodbury County.

The proposed project provides for replacing the existing bridge with a 134 foot x 44 foot pretensioned prestressed concrete beam bridge.

Traffic will be maintained during construction

Deadline for receipt of comments is July 18, 2016; however, all correspondence received after this date will be included in the project files and reviewed as the project is developed.

Submit a comment about this project.

Shane Tymkowicz, P.E. assistant district engineer
Iowa DOT District 3 Office
2800 Gordon Drive
Sioux City, Iowa 51102
shane.tymkowicz@dot.iowa.gov
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Iowa 3, Buena Vista County
Project description Project contact

The Iowa DOT is requesting public input on the proposed replacement of the Iowa 3 bridge over the North Raccoon River approximately 2.5 miles east of U.S. 71, and the drainage ditch that is approximately 3.3 miles east of U.S. 71 in Buena Vista County.

The proposed project provides for replacing the existing North Raccoon River bridge with a 150-by-42-foot continuous concrete slab bridge, and replacing the 36-by-30-foot bridge over drainage ditch #34 with a 12-by-11-by-122-foot reinforced box culvert.

Traffic will be maintained throughout the projects.

Deadline for receipt of comments is July 19, 2016; however, all correspondence received after this date will be included in the project files and reviewed as the project is developed.

Submit a comment about this project.

Shane Tymkowicz, P.E. assistant district engineer
Iowa DOT District 3 Office
2800 Gordon Drive
Sioux City, Iowa 51102
shane.tymkowicz@dot.iowa.gov
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I-80 Planning Study
Project description Project contact

The Iowa Department of Transportation is conducting a study of Interstate 80 and would like your input. The study will be developed and released through a series of technical reports that identify the existing conditions of I-80, the way the system is performing, short- and long-term issues, and strategies to improve the route. Each report will be accessible online as it becomes available on the Iowa DOT’s I-80 Planning Study website:  www.iowadot.gov/interstatestudy/.

This message is to inform the public that two technical reports were recently updated on the I-80 website, these include:

  • Guiding Principles.
  • Evaluation of Overhead Structures.

The Iowa DOT is asking interested parties to take a few minutes to review these technical reports and other materials on the I-80 Planning Study website. To comment on these technical reports, go to:  http://bit.ly/I80Comment.

The Iowa DOT will be using the hashtag #I-80IowaPlan and you can use that key phrase to find relevant tweets about the planning study. When posting to Twitter or Facebook about the planning study, please use #I-80IowaPlan and reference @iowadot in your post.

Iowa DOT’s Office of Location and Environment
Iowa Department of Transportation
800 Lincoln Way
Ames, Iowa 50010
515-239-1225
DOT-I-80Planning@dot.iowa.gov

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