Iowa DOT News Release

Wetland mitigation proposal for North River, south of Norwalk, to be discussed Feb. 25

Posted on: February 17, 2010

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 17, 2010 – The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) will hold a design public hearing Thursday, Feb. 25, in Martensdale to discuss the proposed North River mitigation site, south of Norwalk, which is to be used to fulfill wetland mitigation needs for several projects in the Polk and Warren county areas.

The meeting will be held at the Martensdale-St. Marys Community School library, 390 Burlington Ave. The hearing will be held in an open format. No formal presentation will be made. Iowa DOT staff will be available anytime between 5:30 and 7 p.m. to individually discuss the project.

Pertinent information that has been developed by the Iowa DOT in the planning and design of this project, as well as correspondence received from governmental agencies or public advisory groups interested in or affected by the proposal, will be available for inspection at the hearing. For general information regarding the proposal or the public hearing, contact Pete Tollenaere, assistant District 5 engineer, Iowa DOT, 307 W. Briggs, P.O. Box 587, Fairfield, Iowa, 52556-0587, telephone 800‑766-4368 or 641-472-4171 or e-mail

Written statements and related exhibits, in place of or in addition to oral statements made at the public hearing, will be accepted at the hearing or may be submitted to the Office of Location and Environment, Iowa DOT, 800 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa, 50010. Oral and written statements will be accepted at the public hearing. 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.

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