Iowa DOT News Release

Public input requested for proposed bridge replacement on Iowa 28 in Polk County

Posted on: August 07, 2020

AMES, Iowa – Aug. 7, 2020 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input for the proposed replacement of the southbound Iowa 28 bridge over the Raccoon River, 3.7 miles north of Iowa 5, in Polk County.

The project includes replacing the existing 600 x 28 foot continuous girder bridge with a 626 x 38 foot pretensioned prestressed concrete beam bridge with a 10 foot sidewalk on the west side of the bridge.

Construction of the project is expected to begin in 2022.

Through traffic on Iowa 28 would be maintained by using crossovers. For more information, see the website listed below.  

For general information regarding the proposed work or online public meeting, contact Tony Gustafson, P.E., district engineer, Iowa DOT District 1 Office, 1020 S. Fourth St., Ames, Iowa 50010, phone 515-239-1635 or 800-899-0623, email

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 the online meeting should be received by August 18, 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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