Iowa DOT News Release

Public input requested for proposed bridge project on Iowa 17 in Wright County

Posted on: May 15, 2020

AMES, Iowa – May 15, 2020 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input for a proposed replacement of the Iowa 17 bridge over Prairie Creek, 0.9 miles north of Wright County Road C-26.

The project includes replacing the existing 120’ x 26’ steel bridge with a 176’ x 40’ pretensioned prestressed concrete beam bridge. New bridge approaches would be constructed as well as new guardrails installed.

Construction of the project is expected to begin in 2022.

Through traffic on Iowa 17 would be detoured during construction using Humboldt County Roads C-26, P-66, and C-20. For more information, see the website listed below.  

For general information or to make a comment regarding the proposed bridge project, contact Jacob Page, district design engineer, Iowa DOT District 2 Office, 428 43rd St. SW, Mason City, Iowa 50401, phone 641-423-7584 or 800-477-4368, email

Comments must be received by May 27, 2020 to be considered.

Visit the Iowa DOT’s project-related public involvement event website at for information about scheduled public meetings and hearings, or view and offer input on any DOT project using the new “Map Search” feature. If you would like to receive future email notifications, or submit a comment or question regarding this project, go to:


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