Iowa DOT News Release

Initiation of environmental and field studies for U.S. 61 corridor in Louisa County to be discussed Oct. 15

Posted on: September 30, 2009

AMES, Iowa – Sept. 30, 2009 – The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) will hold a public information meeting Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, in Letts to discuss the initiation of environmental and field studies for the U.S. 61 corridor in Louisa County from Iowa 78 north to the existing four-lane section south of Muscatine. The public is invited to attend the meeting anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. at the Louisa-Muscatine Elementary School cafeteria, 14506 170th St.

This public information meeting will be conducted utilizing an open forum format. No formal presentation will be made. Iowa DOT staff members will be present with plans, displays and related information to discuss the study area.

For general information regarding the study area or the public meeting, contact Pete Tollenaere, assistant District engineer, District 5 Office, Iowa DOT, P.O. Box 587, 307 W. Briggs, Fairfield, Iowa  52556-0587, telephone 641-472-4171 or 800-733-4368, e-mail

Visit the Iowa DOT’s project-related public meeting Web site at for information about scheduled public meetings and hearings – and opportunities to offer input to the Iowa DOT during the development of certain projects.

Federal and state laws prohibit employment and/or public accommodation discrimination on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. If you believe you have been discriminated against, please contact the Iowa Civil Rights Commission at 800-457-4416 or Iowa Department of Transportation’s affirmative action officer. If you need accommodations because of a disability to access the Iowa Department of Transportation’s services, contact the agency’s affirmative action officer at 800-262-0003.




Iowa highway in the evening