Iowa DOT News Release

Proposed bridge improvements for Business U.S. 20 /U.S. 169 to be discussed in Fort Dodge on August 16, 2022

Posted on: August 09, 2022

AMES, Iowa – August 9, 2022 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a virtual and in person public information meeting to discuss the proposed improvements on Business U.S. 20/U.S. 169 over the Des Moines River & B Avenue, 1.3 miles north of the south junction of U.S. 169 and over the CN Railroad and 7th St., 1.5 miles north of the south junction of U.S. 169 in Fort Dodge.

In-person meeting:

When: August 16, 2022 between 5 and 6:30 pm

Location: Fort Dodge Library, 424 Central Ave., in Fort Dodge

Description: Iowa DOT staff will be present to discuss the proposed improvements. No formal presentation will be made. The meeting space is accessible for persons with disabilities. However, if you require special accommodations at the meeting, please notify the contact listed below by August 11.

Virtual presentation:

When: Anytime between August 16 (around Noon) – August 29, 2022

How to Attend: Navigate to and click on “US 20 / US 169 Bridge Improvements”

Description: Experience a self-guided tour of the proposed improvements and submit comments and questions at any time during the comment period. If you do not have access to the internet, or need assistance viewing the materials, please contact the DOT representative listed below.

If you would like to receive future email notifications, or submit a comment or question regarding this project, go to: Comments are due by August 29.

Depending on COVID conditions, in your community, the meeting may need to be moved completely online. If that happens, updates will be found online at:

For general information regarding the public meeting, 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

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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 and other nondiscrimination statutes. If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact Iowa DOT Civil Rights at 515-239-1111 or by email at

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