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Proposed interchange improvement on Interstate 35/80/235 to be discussed in West Des Moines on April 11, 2024

AMES, Iowa – Apr. 8, 2024 – Join the Iowa Department of Transportation for a virtual or in-person public information meeting to provide your input on the proposed interchange improvement on Interstate 35/80/235 (southwest mixmaster). The proposed project is scheduled to begin in 2026 through 2030. Traffic will be maintained by shifting traffic and by detouring ramp traffic.

In-person meeting:

When: Thursday, Apr. 11, 2024, anytime between 5 and 6:30 p.m.

Location: Learning Resource Center, 3550 Mills Civic Parkway, in West Des Moines

Description: You will be provided with information about the project, and you can talk through your ideas with our staff. There will be no formal presentation. The meeting space is accessible for people with disabilities. If you require more support at the meeting, please notify the contact listed below by Tuesday, April 9.

Virtual presentation:

When: Anytime between Thursday, Apr. 11 and  Monday, Apr. 22, 2024

How to Attend: Navigate to  

Description: The website will help you get information about the project and allow you to give us feedback.  If you would like to receive future emails about this project or submit a comment or question for this project, you can go directly to: Initial comments are due by Monday, Apr. 22.

For general information regarding the public meeting, Jeremey Vortherms, 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 [email protected]

Please contact the person listed above if you need information in another language or if you need an interpreter. We will provide these at no cost to you.

Favor de notificar la persona listado arriba si necesita información en otro idioma o si necesita un traductor. Se lo proporcionaremos sin costo a usted.


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