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Public Input Requested for Proposed Bridge Replacement on U.S. 69 in Hancock County

May 30, 2013

AMES, Iowa – May 30, 2013 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input on the proposed bridge replacement on U.S. 69 over the East Branch Iowa River, 0.6 mile south of Hancock County Road B-55.  

The project provides for replacing the existing bridge with a continuous concrete slab bridge that is 150 feet by 40 feet. Approximately 1,000 feet of roadway will be reconstructed to be 24 feet wide. The reconstructed roadway will have 8-foot wide shoulders. New bridge approaches will be constructed and existing guardrail will be replaced.  

Through traffic on U.S. 69 will be detoured during construction using Hancock County roads B-63, R-56 and B-55. Hancock County bridge replacement COLOR

For general information or to make a comment regarding the proposed bridge replacement, contact Nick Humpal, district design engineer, Iowa DOT District 2 Office, 1420 Fourth St. SE, Mason City, Iowa 50401, telephone 641-423-7584 or 800-477-4368, email nickolas.humpal@dot.iowa.gov

Comments must be received by June 13, 2013, to be considered.

Visit the Iowa DOT’s project-related public involvement event website at http://www.iowadot.gov/pim 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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