Iowa DOT News Release



Interstate 80 Corridor Study Online Meeting

Posted on: March 31, 2021

AMES, Iowa – March 31, 2021 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is conducting a planning study of Interstate 80 from the 80th Avenue overpass, located approximately 3.5 miles west of the I-280 interchange, east to the 35th Street overpass, in Scott County. The Iowa DOT is requesting public input on the project via an online meeting format. The purpose of the online meeting is to discuss the study area, draft purpose and need statement, and general details of the study. The I-80 study includes evaluation of potential capacity expansion options on I-80 and related improvements at the interchanges along the corridor.

An online public meeting is now available on the Iowa DOT’s Public Involvement webpage: www.iowadot.gov/pim. To view the meeting and related content, click on the Interstate 80 Corridor Study from the list of public involvement events. The online meeting is a self-guided tour with information on the project and opportunity to submit comments and questions. The Iowa DOT is asking interested parties to take a few minutes to view the information and offer 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 improvements or public meeting, contact Sam Shea, transportation planner, Iowa DOT District 6 Office, 5455 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404, phone 319-364-0235 or 800-866-4368, email: sam.shea@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 this meeting should be received by April 21, 2021.  If you would like to receive future email notifications, or submit a comment or question regarding this project, go to: www.bit.ly/iowadot145673283.


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