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March 5, 2004

For more information contact:
Tracy Roberts
800-289-4368 or 712-243-3355

Proposed improvements to U.S. 275 and Interstate 29/80
to be discussed at two meetings March 18

AMES, Iowa –  The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold two separate public information meetings March 18. Both meetings will be held simultaneously at the Mid-America Center, 1 Arena Way, Rooms K and L, in Council Bluffs. The public is invited to attend any time from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

At one meeting, discussion will be held on the proposed improvements and access location changes to U.S. 275 (South Omaha Bridge Road) from Veteran’s Memorial Bridge east to Interstate 29.

The other meeting will include discussion of the proposed three-laning of eastbound I-29/80.

No formal presentations will be made, but Iowa DOT staff members will be present with displays and related information to discuss the proposals informally with interested persons. Pertinent information prepared by the Iowa DOT in the planning and design of these improvements will be available for inspection at the meetings.

General information about the projects or the meetings is available from Tracy Roberts, District 4 staff engineer, Iowa DOT, P.O. Box 406, 63200 White Pole Road, Atlantic, IA  50022, telephone 800-289-4368 or 712-243-3355 or