AMES, Iowa – Oct. 15, 2013 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input on
the proposed bridge replacement on Iowa 92 over Little Silver Creek, 0.3 mile west
of the west junction of Iowa 92 and Pottawattamie County Road L-55.
The proposed project
provides for replacing the existing bridge with a prestressed, pretensioned
concrete beam bridge that is 193 feet by 44 feet. New bridge approaches would
be constructed, existing guardrail would be replaced, and the shoulders would
be paved 20 feet beyond the end of the guardrail. The new bridge would be
constructed using the accelerated bridge construction process that involves
building the bridge components off-site. Using this process would require the
roadway to be closed for 21 days to remove and replace the existing bridge.
Through traffic on Iowa 92 would be detoured during the
bridge removal and replacement process using Pottawattamie County Road L-55,
U.S. 6, interstates 80 and 29.
For general information or to make a comment regarding the proposed bridge
replacement, contact Don Stevens, assistant district engineer, Iowa DOT
District 4 Office, 2210 E. Seventh St., Atlantic, Iowa 50022, telephone 712-243-3355
or 800-289-4368, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comments must be received by Oct. 29, 2013, to be considered.
Visit the Iowa DOT’s website regarding public involvement opportunities
for projects without scheduled public meetings at http://www.iowadot.gov/ole/otherprojectinfo.html. For information about scheduled public
meetings and hearings, and opportunities to offer input to the Iowa DOT during
the development of certain projects visit http://www.iowadot.gov/pim.