Iowa DOT News Release

Public notice of proposed improvements to U.S. 169 in Afton in Union County

Posted on: April 24, 2015

AMES, Iowa – April 24, 2015 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is providing public notice of proposed improvements to U.S. 169 in Afton from the south city limits to Filmore Street in Union County.

The proposed project provides for reconstruction to the existing highway, including new curb, gutter, shoulders, subdrains, and guardrails.

The proposed project will require the closure of U.S. 169 and traffic detoured during construction using Iowa 2, Iowa 25, and U.S. 34. More information is available on Iowa DOT’s website:

For general information or to make a comment regarding the proposed improvement, contact Don Stevens, assistant district engineer, Iowa DOT District 4 Office, 2210 E. Seventh Street, Atlantic, Iowa 50022, phone 712-243-3355 or 800-289-4368, email

Comments must be received by May 7, 2015, to be considered.

Visit the Iowa DOT’s website regarding public involvement opportunities for projects without scheduled public meetings at For information about scheduled public meetings and hearings, and opportunities to offer input to the Iowa DOT during the development of certain projects visit



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