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Iowa 14 Floyd County

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The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input on the proposed culvert replacement on Iowa 14, 0.4 mile west of South Iowa Street in Charles City, in Floyd County.

The proposed project provides for replacing an existing 5- by 7-foot reinforced concrete box culvert (RCB) with a 10- by 5-foot RCB.

Through traffic on Iowa 14 would be detoured during construction using Iowa 14, U.S. 18/218, and the interchange at U.S. 18/Floyd County Road T-64. For more information, see the website listed below.

Deadline for receipt of comments is June 6, 2015; 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.


Mark Callahan
District 2 Office
428 43rd Street SW
Mason City, Iowa, 50401
mark.callahan@dot.iowa.gov

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I-35 northeast mixmaster corridor preservation

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The Interstate 35 northeast mixmaster corridor in Polk County.

Submit a comment about this project.


Tony Gustafson, P.E., assistant district engineer
Iowa Department of Transportation
1020 S. Fourth St.
Ames, IA 50010
tony.gustafson@dot.iowa.gov

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Proposed bridge replacement on Iowa 1, approx. 1 mile north of Mount Vernon, Linn County

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The Iowa DOT is providing public notice, information, and schedule of the proposed bridge replacement on Iowa 1, approximately 1 mile north of Mount Vernon, in Linn County.

The proposed project provides for replacing the existing bridge with a 12-by-8-by-88 foot precast reinforced concrete box culvert. The roadway at this location was damaged by high water in 2014 that required the closure of Iowa 1 while repairs were made. The Iowa DOT intends to replace the bridge with a culvert starting this construction season.

Through traffic on Iowa 1 would be detoured during construction using U.S. 151, Iowa 13, and U.S. 30.

Deadline for receipt of comments is April 14, 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 please click here.


Cathy Cutler, transportation planner
Iowa DOT District 6 Office
5455 Kirkwood Blvd. SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
catherine.cutler@dot.iowa.gov


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Floyd County U.S. 18/U.S. 218/Iowa 27 Corridor

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U.S. 18/U.S. 218/Iowa 27 corridor in Floyd County, beginning at March Avenue south and extending east to the Floyd County Road B-35 interchange.


 

Krista Rostad, District 2 planner
Iowa Department of Transportation
428 43rd St. SW
Mason City, IA 50401
641-423-7584 or 800-477-4368
krista.rostad@dot.iowa.gov


     


I-35/I-80/I-235 interchange project impacting Four Mile Creek Greenbelt in Polk County

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The Iowa Department of Transportation is proposing to acquire additional highway right of way and temporary right of way areas from the Four Mile Creek Greenbelt in Polk County.

The Four Mile Creek Greenbelt is located between Northeast 54th Place and Northeast 46th Street near Altoona with portions of the property located on both the north and south sides of Interstate 80. The Four Mile Creek Greenbelt is publicly owned and maintained by the Polk County Conservation Board. The primary functions of the park are to provide wildlife habitat, flood attenuation, and a multiuse trail corridor.

The Iowa DOT will acquire approximately 0.7 acre of additional highway right of way from Four Mile Creek Greenbelt. The Polk County Conservation Board and the Iowa DOT will jointly identify land for mitigation that is at least equal fair market value and reasonably equivalent usefulness and location.

The Four Mile Creek Greenbelt 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.

 

Randy Hyler
randy.hyler@dot.iowa.gov 

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I-35 Polk County

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Discuss the proposed improvements along Interstate 35 from First Street to 36th Street and the First Street interchange near Ankeny, in Polk County. The completed environmental assessment will also be available.

This project is part of the proposed reconstruction of the I-35 and East First Street interchange in Polk County and will affect Heritage Park. The Iowa DOT will acquire approximately 0.89 acre of temporary easement and approximately 0.065 acre of permanent easement. Information about the impact on Heritage Park is on the Iowa DOT’s website:  www.iowadot.gov/ole/otherprojectinfo.html.

Heritage 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 resource. 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.

 

Tony Gustafson, P.E., Assistant District 1 Engineer
Iowa DOT District 1 Office
1020 S. Fourth Street
Ames, Iowa, 50010
tony.gustafson@dot.iowa.gov 

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