Iowa DOT News

Proposed bridge removal on Iowa 415 over Northwest 66th Avenue in Polk County to be discussed in Des Moines Feb. 5

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 26, 2015 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Thursday, Feb. 5, to discuss the proposed bridge removal on Iowa 415 carrying traffic over Northwest 66th Avenue, 2.1 miles north of Interstate 80, in Polk County. The project involves constructing an intersection with traffic signals, removing the existing ramps, and providing left- and right-turn lanes at the intersection.

Iowa 415 would remain open to traffic. Traffic on Northwest 66th Avenue would be detoured during construction using Northwest 26th Street, Iowa 160, and U.S. 69. For more information, see the website listed below.

All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting anytime between 5 and 6:30 p.m. at the Easter Seals Camp Lodge, 401 NE 66th Ave., Des Moines. The meeting will be conducted utilizing an open forum format. Iowa DOT staff will be present to informally discuss the proposed improvements. No formal presentation will be made.

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 Feb. 2.

For general information regarding the proposed improvements or public meeting, contact Tony Gustafson, P.E., assistant district engineer, Iowa DOT District 1 Office, 1020 S. Fourth St., Ames, Iowa 50010, phone 515-239-1635 or 800-899-0623, email [email protected].

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.


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