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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@dot.iowa.gov
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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@dot.iowa.gov
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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@dot.iowa.gov

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I-74 Mississippi River Corridor Public Comment Opportunity

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The Iowa and Illinois Departments of Transportation (Iowa DOT and Illinois DOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are proposing improvements to the I-74 corridor in the Quad Cities from 0.9 mile south of Avenue of the Cities (23rd Avenue) in Moline, Illinois, to 1 mile north of 53rd Street in Davenport, Iowa. The proposed improvements will increase capacity throughout the project corridor and include a new Mississippi River crossing, improvements to six existing service interchanges, and enhancements to the connecting arterial roadway system. The project will also provide improved opportunities for transit, bicycle/pedestrian, and intermodal connections. The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)/Section 4(f) Statement was signed on January 8, 2009, and the Record of Decision (ROD) was signed on April 29, 2009.

Re-evaluation of the April 29, 2009, ROD has been completed and captured in two technical memorandums (one each for the Iowa and Illinois portion) that describe the project changes that have occurred since the ROD. A re-evaluation is an assessment of any changes which may have occurred in either the projectís scope or the affected environment, and a determination of what environmental impacts might result from these changes.

Changes addressed in the re-evaluation include minor changes to the construction limits, major changes that required additional right-of-way or cause new impacts to resources, and impacts to known historic properties.

FHWA intends to make a Section 4(f) de minimis impact determination based on the Section 106 determination of No Adverse Effect on the two historic properties. The public is invited to review the technical memorandums supporting this re-evaluation by visiting www.iowadot.gov/I74Corridor/EnvStudies/enviro.htm. The technical memorandums will also be available for review at:

Iowa Department of Transportation
District 6- Davenport Field Office
8723 NW Blvd.
Davenport, IA 52809

Comments must be received by June 23, 2016
to be considered as part of the public record. Contact Douglas Rick (see above) with your comments/questions.



Douglas Rick
Iowa Department of Transportation
District 6 - Davenport Field Office
8723 NW Blvd.
Davenport, IA 52809
800-262-5143
Douglas.Rick@dot.iowa.gov



Illinois Department of Transportation
District 2 Office
819 Depot Ave.
Dixon, IL 61021
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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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