Iowa DOT News Release

Proposed I-80 interchange reconstruction at exit 142 to be discussed Oct. 15 in Altoona

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 Altoona to discuss the proposed reconstruction of the Interstate 80 interchange with U.S. 65 and U.S. 6 (exit 142). The public is invited to attend the meeting anytime between 5 and 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express conference room, 165 Adventureland Dr. N.W. (I-80 exit 143).  

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 project informally.

Through traffic would be maintained on I-80, U.S. 65 and U.S. 6 during construction.

For general information regarding the proposed improvement or the public meeting, contact Tony Gustafson, assistant District engineer, District 1 Office, Iowa DOT, 1020 S. Fourth St., Ames, Iowa  50010, telephone 515-239-1635 or 800-899-0623, 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.



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