Iowa DOT News Release

Proposed improvements on U.S. 71 in Clay County to be discussed April 7 in Sioux Rapids

Posted on: March 28, 2016

AMES, Iowa – March 28, 2016 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Thursday, April 7, to discuss the proposed improvements to U.S. 71 from the Buena Vista County line north to Clay County Road B-53.

U.S. 71 traffic would be detoured during construction. For the south portion of the project area, U.S. 71 traffic would use Clay County B-63, Clay County M-54, and Iowa 10. For the north portion, U.S. 71 traffic would use Iowa 10, Clay County M-36, and Clay County B-53. For more information, see the website listed below.

All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. at The American Legion Post 394, 200 Main St., in Sioux Rapids.

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 4.

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


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