Iowa DOT News Release


Posted on: September 24, 2020

AMES, Iowa – September 24, 2020 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input on the proposed project to improve 14 culverts along Iowa 202 from just north of the Missouri State line to the City of Moulton, and the proposed detour.

The proposed project will consist of replacing 5 wood box culverts with 24-inch up to 54-inch in diameter reinforced concrete pipes and slip-lining the remaining 9 wood box culverts. The project is scheduled to take place during the 2021 construction season.

Through traffic would be directed to use an official off-site detour. The 26.5-mile marked detour will follow Iowa 2, U.S. 63, and Missouri 202. It is anticipated the detour will be in place for the duration of the construction. Access to all properties shall be maintained at all times, and local traffic will have access to Iowa 202 except for the lanes crossing project areas closed due to construction.

For general information regarding the proposed improvements please view the information online at contact Hector Torres-Cacho, transportation planner, Iowa DOT District 5 Office, 205 E. 227th Street, Fairfield, Iowa 52556, phone 647-472-4171 or 800-766-4368, email If you do not have access to the internet or need assistance viewing the information, please feel free to contact Hector 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 should be received by October 8, 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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Iowa highway in the evening