Public Involvement

Office of Locations and Environment

Iowa 78, Henry County

About the project

No meeting - The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input on the replacement of the Iowa 78 bridge located 0.8 mile east of Henry County Road W-66/Oasis Avenue, the project’s off-site detour route, and right of way needs of the project.

The project involves the replacement of the existing 24-by-30-foot I-beam bridge, over a small natural stream, with a twin 12-by-12-by-118-foot reinforced concrete box culvert. During replacement of the bridge, the Iowa 78 bridge will be closed.


Vehicle traffic will be directed to use Henry County roads to junction with Iowa 78 during removal and replacement of the bridge. The detour will follow Oasis Avenue (north and south for 2 miles), 170th Street (east and west for 2 miles), and Racine Avenue (north and south for 2 miles).

Deadline for receipt of comments is Sept. 14, 2017; however, all correspondence received after this date will be included in the project files and reviewed as the project is developed. Submit a comment about this project, please click here:

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Project contact

Hector Torres-Cacho, transportation planner
Iowa DOT District 5 Office
307 W. Briggs, P.O. Box 587
Fairfield, Iowa 52556

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