Iowa DOT News Release

Proposed improvements to U.S. 20 at Swiss Valley Road in Dubuque County to be discussed June 15 in Dubuque

Posted on: May 25, 2017

AMES, Iowa – May 25, 2017 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Thursday, June 15, to discuss the proposed interchange and right of way needs to U.S. 20 at Swiss Valley Road in Dubuque County. The project entails a new interchange and access control at Swiss Valley Road and reconstruction of U.S. 20 from Cottingham Road to just west of Barrington Drive. Work also includes construction of frontage roads on the north and south sides of U.S. 20 from Cottingham Road to the Southwest Arterial.

All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting anytime between 4 and 6 p.m. at the East Central Intergovernmental Association’s office, 7600 Commerce Park, in Dubuque. 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 June 12.

For general information regarding the proposed improvements or public meeting, contact Sam Shea, transportation planner, Iowa DOT District 6 Office, 5455 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404, phone 319-364-0235 or 800-866-4368, 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. To submit a comment online about this project, go to:


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