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U.S. 65 Franklin County

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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

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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

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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 SW
Mason City, Iowa, 50401
nickolas.humpal@iowadot.us
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Iowa 141, Woodbury County

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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@iowadot.us
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Iowa 3, Buena Vista County

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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@iowadot.us
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I-80 Planning Study

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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@iowadot.us

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