Iowa DOT News Release



Public comments needed for Iowa 461 bridge replacement over Duck Creek impacting Duck Creek Parkway Trail and Junge Park in Scott County  

Posted on: September 28, 2022

AMES, Iowa – October 4, 2022 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is proposing a bridge replacement project on IA 461 SB over Duck Creek and Duck Creek Parkway Trail in Scott County. This project will require right of way acquisition from Junge Park for sidewalk connection work on the west side of Iowa 461. Approximately 235 feet of the Duck Creek Parkway Trail will be reconstructed due to this project. This portion of the trail will be closed for the duration of the project.

Both Duck Creek Parkway Trail and Junge Park are publicly owned and operated by the City of Davenport.

These properties have been determined to be Section 4(f) resources, and the project is expected to have de minimis impact on the area.

Section 4(f) of the U.S. Department of Transportation Act of 1966 was enacted as a means of protecting publicly owned parks, recreation areas, and wildlife/waterfowl refuges, as well as historic sites of local, state, or national significance from conversion to transportation uses. De minimis impacts are defined as those that, after consideration of any measure(s) to minimize harm (such as avoidance, minimization, mitigation, or enhancement measures), do not adversely affect the activities, features, and attributes of the Section 4(f) resource.

The public is invited to review the impacts of the proposed bridge replacement project on the protected activities, features, and attributes of the trails by doing any of the following:

  • Mailing a request for information to: Madeline Schmitt, Location and Environment Bureau, Iowa Department of Transportation, 800 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa 50010.
  • Calling 515-239-1467 to request information.
  • Sending an email request for information to: Madeline.Schmitt@iowadot.us

The public comment period ends October 13, 2022. Comments may be submitted through the online comment form at: https://bit.ly/iowadot5085


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