Iowa DOT News Release

Proposed bridge replacement on U.S. 65 in Story County to be discussed Feb. 5

Posted on: January 23, 2013

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 23, 2013 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, Feb. 5, to discuss the proposed bridge replacement on U.S. 65 over a bike trail/abandoned railroad property and reconstruction of U.S. 65 in Collins from the south city limits north to approximately 500 feet north of Fourth Street in Story County.

The public is invited to attend the meeting anytime between 5 and 6:30 p.m. at the Collins Area Community Center, 219 Main St.

This public information meeting will be conducted utilizing an open forum format. Iowa DOT staff will be present to informally discuss the proposed improvement. No formal presentation will be made.  

Traffic would be detoured during construction using Iowa 210, Story County Road S-27 and U.S. 30.

For general information regarding the proposed improvements or public meeting, contact Tony Gustafson, assistant district engineer, Iowa DOT District 1 Office, 1020 S. Fourth St., Ames, Iowa  50010, telephone 515-239-1635 or 800-899-0623, email

Visit the Iowa DOT’s project-related public involvement event website at for information about scheduled public meetings and hearings, and opportunities to offer input to the Iowa DOT during the development of certain projects.


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