Iowa DOT News Release

Public input requested for proposed bridge project on U.S. 18 in O’Brien County

Posted on: August 04, 2018

AMES, Iowa – Aug. 4, 2018 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input on the proposed bridge project on U.S. 18 over Waterman Creek, 1.3 miles west of O’Brien County Road M-12. The proposed project provides for removing the existing bridge and replacing it with a standard three span pretensioned prestressed concrete beam bridge that is 201’ 4” x 44’. New bridge approaches will be constructed, guardrails installed, and shoulders paved.

Through traffic on U.S. 18 would be detoured during construction using Vine Avenue/O’Brien County Road M-12, 360th St./O’Brien County Rd B-24, and U.S. 59. For more information, see the website listed below.  

For general information or to make a comment regarding the proposed bridge project, contact Shane Tymkowicz, P.E., assistant district engineer, Iowa DOT District 3 Office, 2800 Gordon Drive, Sioux City, Iowa 51102, phone 712-276-1451 or 800-284-4368, email

Comments must be received by Aug. 15, 2018, to be considered.

Visit the Iowa DOT’s website regarding public involvement opportunities for projects 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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