Iowa DOT News Release

Public input requested for proposed bridge replacement on Iowa 144 in Greene County

Posted on: June 11, 2021

AMES, Iowa – June 11, 2021 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input for a proposed bridge replacement on Iowa 144 over East Buttrick Creek, approximately 6.7 miles south of Iowa 175 in Greene County.

The proposed project includes the removal and replacement of an existing 125’ x 26’ continuous, three span, steel I-beam bridge with a twin 10’ x 12’ box culvert.

Construction of the project is expected to begin in 2023.

Through traffic on Iowa 144 will be detoured using U.S. 30, U.S. 169 and Iowa 175. For more information, see the website listed below.  

For general information regarding the proposed work or online public meeting, contact Allison Smyth, P.E., assistant 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 June 11, 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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