Iowa DOT News Release

Interstate 80 Planning Study to be discussed July 24 in Des Moines

Posted on: June 28, 2018

AMES, Iowa – June 28, 2018 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, July 24 to discuss the Interstate 80 Planning Study and to gather public feedback on the technical reports, including the final report, Vision for Infrastructure Investment. The reports and previous online meetings are available to view online at:

All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D. Ray Drive, in Des Moines. The meeting will be conducted utilizing an open forum format. Iowa DOT staff will be present to informally discuss the planning study. No formal presentation will be made.

The meeting space is accessible for persons with disabilities. If you require special accommodations at the meeting, please notify the Iowa DOT contact listed below by July 20, 2018. If you are not able to attend this meeting, information and materials will be available online at the project website (shown above).

For general information regarding the proposed improvements or public hearing, contact Brad Hofer, transportation engineer, 800 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa, 50010, phone 515-239-1225, 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. Comments and questions concerning the proposed project should be received by August 14, 2018, and can be submitted online at


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