Iowa DOT News Release

Proposed improvement on U.S. 20 in Webster and Hamilton counties to be discussed April 5 in Fort Dodge

Posted on: March 24, 2016

AMES, Iowa – March 24, 2016 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, April 5, to discuss the proposed improvement on U.S. 20 from Webster County Road P-59 east to the west junction of Iowa 17 in Hamilton County. The proposed improvement is scheduled to take place in two phases: 1) Webster County roads P-59 to just east of P-73 will be done in 2016; and 2) east of Webster County Road P-73 to the west junction of Iowa 17, in Hamilton County, would be tentatively completed in the next five years.

U.S. 20 traffic will be maintained during construction. Side road at-grade intersections will be closed and traffic detoured during construction. Traffic at the westbound ramps of the west Iowa 17 interchange will be detoured to the east Iowa 17 interchange at Webster City.

All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting anytime between 5 and 6:30 p.m. in the Triton Room on the Iowa Central East Campus, 2031 Quail Ave., in Fort Dodge.

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 April 1.

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. To submit a comment online about this project, go to:


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