AMES, Iowa – May 17, 2013 – The Iowa
Department of Transportation proposes
to widen U.S. 20 in Correctionville as part of the overall U.S. 20 improvement
project in Woodbury, Ida and Sac counties. The project in Correctionville
will affect a city-owned public park located east of Aspen Street, between U.S.
20 and Sioux Avenue. The property is considered a roadside park where
people can picnic, walk their pets, or rest. The Iowa DOT will acquire
approximately 639 square feet (0.01 acre) in the northeast corner of the
property, adjacent to U.S. 20 as permanent easement.
The roadside 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 park.
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)
The public is invited to review the
proposed impacts of the road improvement project on the protected activities,
features and attributes of the roadside park by:
- Visiting www.iowadot.gov/ole/otherprojectinfo.html.
- Mailing a request for information
to: Janet Vine, Office of Location and Environment, Iowa Department of
Transportation, 800 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa 50010.
- Calling 515-239-1467 to request
- Sending an email request for
information to firstname.lastname@example.org
The public comment period ends May 27,
2013. Comments may be submitted through the online comment form at the above
website, via email to email@example.com or
by mail to the address mentioned above.