Iowa DOT News Release

Proposed bridge improvements on U.S. 71 in Cass County to be discussed Jan. 9 in Atlantic

Posted on: December 28, 2017

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 28, 2017 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, to discuss the proposed bridge improvements on U.S. 71 over Lone Tree Creek, 0.1 mile south of Cass County Road G-35/Lansing Road. The proposed improvements include lengthening the bridge by adding a 105-foot span to the south abutment.

Through traffic on U.S. 71 would be detoured during construction using U.S. 71, U.S. 6/Iowa 83, Iowa 148, and Iowa 92.

All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting anytime between 4:30 and 6 p.m. at the Iowa DOT District 4 Office, 2210 E. Seventh St., in Atlantic. 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 Jan. 5.

For general information regarding the proposed improvements or public meeting, contact Scott Suhr, transportation planner, Iowa DOT District 4 Office, 2210 E. Seventh St., Atlantic, Iowa 50022, phone 712-243-3355 or 800-289-4368, email

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