Iowa DOT News Release

Proposed improvements along U.S. 59 to be discussed Dec. 12 in Cherokee

Posted on: November 27, 2013

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 27, 2013 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Thursday, Dec. 12, to discuss the proposed improvements along U.S. 59 from the Ida and Cherokee county line north to Iowa 3 in Cherokee County.

All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. at the Western Iowa Tech Community College, 200 Victory Drive in Cherokee. The meeting will be conducted utilizing an open forum format. Iowa DOT staff will be present to discuss the proposed improvements. No formal presentation will be made.

Traffic would be detoured during a portion of the construction using Ida County Road D-15 and Ida/Cherokee County Road L-51. (For more information, see the website listed below.)

The meeting space is accessible for persons with disabilities. However, if you require special accommodations at the meeting, please notify the Iowa DOT contact listed below by Dec. 3.

For general information regarding the proposed improvements or public meeting, contact Shane Tymkowicz, P.E., assistant district engineer, Iowa DOT District 3 Office, 2800 Gordon Drive, Sioux City, Iowa 51102, telephone 712-276-1451 or 800-284-4368, email

Visit the Iowa DOT’s project-related public involvement event website 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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