Iowa DOT News Release

Proposed bridge rehabilitation in Lucas County to be discussed Oct. 13 in Chariton

Posted on: September 29, 2009

AMES, Iowa – Sept. 29, 2009 – The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, in Chariton to discuss the proposed rehabilitation of the bridge on U.S. 34 over the abandoned railroad/bike path west of Iowa 14. The public is invited to attend the meeting anytime between 5:30 and 7 p.m. at the Iowa DOT’s Chariton construction office, downstairs level, U.S. 34 West.  

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 projects informally.

Through traffic would be detoured on Lucas County roads S-23, H-32 and H-30 and Iowa 14 during construction.

For general information regarding the proposed improvement or the public meeting, contact Pete Tollenaere, assistant District engineer, District 5 Office, Iowa DOT, 307 W. Briggs, P.O. Box 587, Fairfield, Iowa  52556, telephone 641-472-4171 or 800-766-4368, e-mail

This project is funded in whole or part by the I-JOBS program, an initiative of the Culver/Judge Administration that will strengthen Iowa's economy, help our state recover from the natural disasters of 2008, preserve or create thousands of jobs, and improve Iowa's transportation infrastructure.

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