Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa 92 Bridge Replacement Over the North Skunk River in Mahaska County

Posted on: July 23, 2020

AMES, Iowa – July 23, 2020 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input for the proposed replacement of the existing Iowa 92 bridge over the North Skunk River, about 2.6 miles east of the city of Rose Hill in Mahaska County, and proposed detour route. The project includes replacing the existing 3 span, 385 ft. x 30 ft., continuous I-beam bridge with a 3 span, 469 ft. x 44 ft. pre-tensioned prestressed concrete beam bridge.

Construction is expected to occur during the 2022 construction season. During construction through traffic would be detoured using Iowa 23, Iowa 149, and Iowa 21. It is anticipated the detour will be in place for the majority of the construction.  Except for the lanes crossing the bridge over North Skunk River (IA 92 mile marker 193.3) local traffic will have access to Iowa 92 during the planned closure.

The North Skunk River is a known paddling route that will be temporarily closed during construction.  This measure is being taken to ensure user safety.  The Iowa DNR’s Interactive Paddling Map found at will provide hazard status information so users may plan accordingly.

For general information regarding the proposed improvements please view the information online at or contact Hector Torres-Cacho, transportation planner, Iowa DOT District 5 Office, 205 E. 227th Street, Fairfield, Iowa 52556, phone 641-472-4171 or 800-766-4368, email: If you do not have access to the internet, please feel free to contact Hector for information regarding this project.

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. Comments and questions regarding this online meeting should be received by August 6, 2020.  If you would like to receive future email notifications, or submit a comment or question regarding this project, go to:


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