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Public input requested for proposed bridge replacement on U.S. 65 in Warren County

AMES, Iowa – April 14, 2022 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input for a proposed bridge replacement on U.S. 65 over Otter Creek, 1.6 miles south of Warren County Road G-58, and for the project’s proposed off-site detour.

The proposed project involves replacing the existing 3 span 205’ x 28’ pretensioned prestressed concrete beam bridge with a 3 span 239’ x 44’ pretensioned prestressed concrete beam bridge. New bridge approaches will be constructed, and shoulders will be paved 20’ past the ends of the new guardrails.  

Construction of the project is expected to begin construction season 2024.

Through traffic on U.S. 65 will be detoured during construction using U.S. 65/U.S. 69 and Warren County Roads G-76. It is anticipated the detour will be in place for the majority of the construction. Local traffic will have access to U.S. 65 except for the lanes crossing the bridge over the Otter Creek (U.S. 65 mile marker 48.76) during the planned closure. For more information, see the website listed below.  

For general information or to make a comment regarding the proposed bridge project, contact Hector Torres-Cacho, transportation planner, Iowa DOT District 5 Office, 205 E. 225th Street, Fairfield, Iowa 52556, phone 641-472-4171 or 800-766-4368, email [email protected].

Comments must be received by April 25, 2022 to be considered.

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