Iowa DOT News Release

Proposed bridge replacements for U.S. 65 in Franklin County to be discussed Jan. 30 in Hampton

Posted on: January 18, 2018

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 18, 2018 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting in Hampton Tuesday, Jan. 30, to discuss two proposed bridge replacements along U.S. 65 in Franklin County. The first bridge is over Spring Creek, 1.3 miles north of Iowa 3; the second bridge is over Squaw Creek, 0.2 mile north of Iowa 3.

Through traffic on U.S. 65 would be detoured during construction of the bridges using Olive Avenue and Franklin County Road C-31.

All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting anytime between 5 and 6:30 p.m. at the Harriman Park, Shelter #6, 324 19th Ave. NE, in Hampton.

The meeting will be conducted utilizing an open forum format. Iowa DOT staff will be present to informally discuss the proposed bridge replacements. 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. 25.

For general information regarding the proposed improvements or public meeting, 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

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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