Iowa DOT News Release



Public Input Requested for Proposed Improvements to Iowa 92 in Washington and Louisa counties

Posted on: December 08, 2020

AMES, Iowa – December 8, 2020 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input for proposed highway improvements on Iowa 92 from east of U.S. 218 to 2nd Street, in Columbus Junction, and public input on the project’s right-of-way needs and off-site detour. The proposed 8.7-mile project will remove the existing pavement and reconstruct mainline pavement and shoulders to provide a 24-foot-wide roadway with 10-foot-wide shoulders.

The proposed project includes geometry improvements to curves and intersections to modernize the highway and improve mobility and safety. New drainage structures, edgeline, and centerline rumble strips will be constructed. Access improvements along the length of the project are planned. The project is anticipated to take place during the 2023 construction season. 

Through traffic on Iowa 92 would be detoured during construction using U.S. 218 (south and north) to Iowa 22 (east and west), then to Iowa 70 (south and north). It is anticipated the detour will be in place for the majority of the construction. Local traffic will have access to Iowa 92.

An online public meeting is now available to view on the Iowa DOT’s Public Involvement webpage: www.iowadot.gov/pim. To view the meeting and related content, click on “Iowa 92 in Washington County and Louisa County” from the list of public involvement events. The online meeting allows you to watch a pre-recorded presentation with information about the project at your own pace and at any time. The Iowa DOT is asking interested parties to take a few minutes to view the information and offer any feedback. If you do not have access to the internet, or need assistance viewing the materials, please contact the DOT representative listed below.

For general information regarding the proposed work or online public meeting, 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 hector.torres-cacho@iowadot.us.

Visit the Iowa DOT’s project-related public involvement event website at www.iowadot.gov/pim 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 January 5, 2021.  If you would like to receive future email notifications, or submit a comment or question regarding this project, go to: www.bit.ly/iowadot3565.


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