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Public involvement - objective


I-74 Bridge

Existing I-74 bridge

The objective of public involvement is to provide interested groups and individuals with an opportunity to regularly participate in the project through a number of different channels. Below is a summary of communication tools that will be employed.

Project Web site
Updated regularly, this Web site provides: an overview of the project; project materials, such as newsletters, reports, design concepts; and links to other Web sites. This site also includes opportunities for the public to send comments and feedback to the project team as well as join a mailing list.

Phone numbers
Call Douglas Rick at the Iowa DOT to obtain project information at
800-262-5143.

Project newsletters
Distributed at key milestones to provide detailed information on project activities and progress.

Public meetings
Held at key milestones to provide an opportunity to present project activities and findings, and interact directly with the public.

Media
Provide the media with regular information on project progress and activities.

Small group meetings
Meetings with interested groups (i.e., municipal officials, neighborhood groups, business groups) to directly address concerns or issues.

Speakers' bureau
A presentation forum, updated regularly, for interaction with organized groups such as civic, business or other organizations, on project activities. If your group is interested in having a member of the project team speak about the project, send us a request.