Iowa DOT News Release

Proposed improvements to I-80 and U.S. 65 interchange in Polk County to be discussed in Altoona Feb. 26

Posted on: February 16, 2015

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 16, 2015 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Thursday, Feb. 26, to discuss the proposed improvements to Interstate 80 and U.S. 65 interchange in Polk County. The proposed project involves reconstruction of the eastbound lanes, and exit and entrance ramps at the I-80/U.S. 6/U.S. 65/Hubbell Avenue interchange in Altoona.

I-80 through traffic would be maintained during construction with eastbound exit/entrance ramp closures at the Altoona interchange. 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 Holiday Inn Express, 165 Adventureland Drive NE, in Altoona. 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. 23.

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

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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