Iowa DOT News Release

Public input requested for proposed project on U.S. 75 in Plymouth County

Posted on: July 31, 2020

AMES, Iowa – July 31, 2020 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input for the proposed reconstruction of U.S. 75 in Plymouth County.

The project extends from north of Maple Street in Hinton to 0.1 miles south of 2nd Street in Merrill, a distance of 5.99 miles.

Construction of the project is expected to begin in 2023.

Through traffic on U.S. 75 will be maintained at all times, with the use of median cross overs. For more information, see the website listed below.  

For general information, to make a comment regarding the proposed project, or if you do not have access to the internet, 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 August 11, 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 to 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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