Iowa DOT News Release

Public input requested for proposed bridge replacement on Iowa 3 in Humboldt County

Posted on: December 15, 2016

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 15, 2016 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input on the proposed bridge replacement over the East Fork of the Des Moines River on Iowa 3, 1.8 miles east of U.S. 169.

The proposed project provides for replacing an existing 323-by-28 foot steel girder bridge with a 364-by-44-foot pretensioned, prestressed concrete beam bridge. New bridge approaches will be constructed, the guardrail will be replaced and the shoulders would be paved 20 feet beyond the ends of the guardrail.

Through traffic on Iowa 3 would be detoured during construction using U.S 169 and Humboldt County roads C-26 and P-63. For more information, see the website listed below.  

For general information or to make a comment regarding the proposed bridge replacement, contact Nick Humpal, P.E., district design engineer, Iowa DOT District 2 Office, 428 43rd St. SW, Mason City, Iowa 50401, phone 641-423-7584 or 800-477-4368, email

Comments must be received by Dec. 30, 2016, 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 To submit a comment online about this project, go to:


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