Iowa DOT News Release

Proposed improvements to Iowa 160/Southeast Oralabor Road in Ankeny to be discussed March 10

Posted on: February 27, 2015

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 27, 2015 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, March 10, to discuss the proposed improvements to Iowa 160/Southeast Oralabor Road between Windover Drive to the east of Interstate 35 in Ankeny. The proposed project involves improving intersection operations with pavement widening, additional turn lanes at the Delaware intersection and I-35 exit ramp terminals, and updated traffic signals.

All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting anytime between 5 and 6:30 p.m. at the Ankeny Fire Station #1, 120 NW Ash Drive. The meeting will be conducted utilizing an open forum format. Iowa DOT staff will be present to informally discuss the proposed improvements. No formal presentation will be made.

The meeting space is accessible for persons with disabilities. However, if you require special accommodations at the meeting, please notify the Iowa DOT contact listed below by March 5.

For general information regarding the proposed improvements or public meeting, contact Tony Gustafson, P.E., assistant district engineer, Iowa DOT District 1 Office, 1020 S. Fourth St., Ames, Iowa 50010, phone 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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