Iowa DOT News Release

Public notice for proposed improvements to I-35 and Fillmore Street in Warren County

Posted on: March 15, 2018

AMES, Iowa – March 15, 2018 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is providing public notice and requesting public input on the proposed improvements and right of way needs to Interstate 35 from north of North River to south of Badger Creek in Warren County. The proposed improvements include reconstruction of southbound I-35 lanes and Fillmore Street bridge. This project is a continuation of the multiyear I-35 corridor project, with this section beginning in 2013. This project connects work already completed at North River and Badger Creek.

I-35 traffic will be maintained on the existing southbound lanes while the proposed lanes are constructed. Crossovers are in place at both the north and south ends of the project to maintain traffic. Once the proposed lanes are constructed, traffic will be moved to the new southbound lanes, and the existing southbound lanes and crossovers will be removed.


Fillmore Street will be closed to traffic during construction. There will be limited, overnight closures of I-35 to remove the existing Fillmore Street bridge and set beams for the proposed bridge. During the limited, overnight closure of I-35, motorists will be directed around the work zone onto one of the signed detour routes, as shown on the website listed below.

For general information or to make a comment regarding the proposed improvements, contact Hector Torres-Cacho, transportation planner, Iowa DOT District 5 Office, 307 W. Briggs, P.O. Box 587, Fairfield, Iowa 52556, phone 641-472-4171 or 800-766-4368, email

Comments must be received by March 29, 2018, to be considered.

Visit the Iowa DOT’s website regarding public involvement opportunities for projects without scheduled 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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