Iowa DOT News Release

Proposed improvements on U.S. 71 in Buena Vista County to be discussed Oct. 5 in Sioux Rapids

Posted on: September 25, 2017

AMES, Iowa – Sept. 25, 2017 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Thursday, Oct. 5, to discuss proposed improvements on U.S. 71 from Iowa 3 to the south junction of Iowa 10 in Buena Vista County.

Through traffic on U.S. 71 would be detoured during construction using Iowa 3 and Buena Vista County roads M-44 and C-13. For more information, see the website listed below.

All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 200 Main St., in Sioux Rapids. 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 Oct. 2.

For general information regarding the proposed improvements or public meeting, contact Shane Tymkowicz, P.E., assistant district engineer, Iowa DOT District 3 Office, 2800 Gordon Drive, Sioux City, Iowa 51102, phone 712-276-1451 or 800-284-4368, 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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