Iowa DOT News Release

UPDATE - Public input requested for proposed bridge replacement on U.S. 169 in Ringgold County  

Posted on: May 15, 2019

AMES, Iowa – May 14, 2019 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input on the proposed bridge replacement on U.S. 169 over the Middle Fork Grand River, 5.3 miles south of Iowa 2, in Ringgold County. The proposed project provides for removing the existing bridge and replacing it with a precast concrete beam bridge that is 125 feet by 40 feet.

Updated Detour: Through traffic on U.S. 169 would be detoured during construction using Ringgold County Road P-27, Iowa 2, and U.S. 169.

For general information or to make a comment regarding the proposed improvements, contact Scott Suhr, transportation planner, Iowa DOT District 4 Office, 2210 E. Seventh St., Atlantic, Iowa 50022, phone 712-243-3355 or 800-289-4368, email

Comments must be received by May 28, 2019 to be considered.

For information about this project or 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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