Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa DOT to host Public Visioning and Scoping Workshop for Des Moines area U.S. 69 Location Study

Posted on: April 15, 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa – April 15, 2019 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is conducting a location study to identify and recommend safety and operational improvements to specific areas that will improve the overall Des Moines U.S. 69 corridor and surrounding areas.

To better understand needs and areas of concern along the corridor, Iowa DOT will be hosting a Public Visioning and Scoping Workshop. This event will introduce the project to the public and facilitate public feedback on a vision for U.S. 69. The workshop will be held on Monday, April 29, 2019 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. at the Richard A. Clark Municipal Service Center, 1551 East Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy, Des Moines, IA, in the Board Room on the second floor. No formal presentation will be made. The public is invited to attend at any time during this meeting to view exhibits, speak with project personnel and provide input.

The U.S. 69 study area is located within Polk County and encompasses an approximately 10-mile corridor that begins immediately north of County Line Road and extends north to Interstates 80 and 35. This study will evaluate existing and future multimodal operations as well as safety and reliability. Focused, concept-level projects to specific areas along the corridor will be identified. These projects will balance needs and improve safety for motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users.

Those who are unable to attend the workshop in-person can learn more about the project and offer input at


Contact: Andy Loonan at 515-239-1996 or

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