Public Involvement

Office of Locations and Environment

U.S. 61 in Des Moines and Louisa County – Feb. 16, 2016


Feb. 16, 2016, 4:30-6:30 p.m, Mediapolis Elementary School, 725 N. Northfield St, in Mediapolis

Project description

Discuss the proposed four-lane improvements to U.S. 61 from Burlington north to 1 mile north of Iowa 78 in Des Moines and Louisa counties.  The completed environmental assessment will be available to view.  Right-of-way impacts for the programmed project from Memorial Park Road in Burlington north to approximately 210th Street will also be discussed.

The public hearing will be conducted utilizing a combined open forum and formal format. Iowa DOT staff will be present to discuss the project informally between 4:30 and 5:15 p.m. and following the formal presentation until 6:30 p.m. Interested individuals are encouraged to attend the hearing anytime during the informal session to express their views and ask questions about the proposed improvements.

A formal presentation will begin at 5:15 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session. There will be a three-minute limit per speaker during the question-and-answer session. Persons wishing to make a formal presentation will need to note that at the time of registration. Oral and written statements will be accepted during the open forum and the formal sessions.

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ROW Displays- Memorial Park Road to 210th Street

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Project contact

Jason Huddle, transportation planner
Iowa DOT District 5 Office
307 W. Briggs, P.O. Box 587
Fairfield, Iowa, 52556

Deadline for receipt of comments is March 1, 2016; however, all correspondence received after this date will be included in the project files and reviewed as the project is developed.  Submit a comment about this project.

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