Iowa DOT News Release

U.S. 169 Proposed Bridge Replacement in Ringgold County

Posted on: May 12, 2021

AMES, Iowa – May 12, 2021 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input for the proposed replacement of the U.S. 169 over stream bridge 0.1 mile north of the Missouri and Iowa state line, in Ringgold County. The project includes replacing the existing 86’ x 26’ continuous concrete slab bridge with a single 12’ x 12’ x 124’ reinforced concrete box culvert. Construction of the project is anticipated to begin in Fall of 2022.

Through traffic on U.S. 169 would be detoured during construction using Iowa 2, Interstate 35, and U.S. 136 in Missouri.  It is anticipated that the detour would be in place for approximately 30 days.  For more information, see the website below.

For general information regarding the proposed improvements please view the information online at or contact Scott Suhr, transportation planner, Iowa DOT District 4 Office, 2210 E. Seventh Street, Atlantic, Iowa 50022, phone 712-243-3355 or 800-289-4368, email: If you do not have access to the internet, or need assistance viewing the materials, please feel free to contact Scott 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 regarding this online meeting should be received by May 26, 2021.  If you would like to receive future email notifications, or submit a comment or question regarding this project, go to:  


Iowa DOT ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact Tonnette R. Harris, J.D., Civil Rights Bureau Director at 515-509-8814.

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