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Iowa 5 Bridge Replacement, Appanoose County

About the Project

Project description

The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input on replacement of the Iowa 5 bridge over Cooper Creek, about 1.5 miles north of Iowa 2, and on the proposed state off-site detour, in Appanoose County.

The proposed project involves replacing the existing 150’ x 28’ continuous I-beam, with a 155’ x 44’ pretensioned prestressed concrete beam bridge. The bridge will be constructed using accelerated bridge construction (ABC). The new bridge will be constructed just east of the existing structure then slid into place. Construction is expected to occur during the 2023 construction season.

Through traffic on Iowa 5 would be detoured using Iowa 2, and Appanoose County Roads T-14, J-5T, and J-29. Traffic will be detoured for approximately 14 days, for the lateral slide, weather permitting.

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Project contact

Hector Torres-Cacho, transportation planner
Iowa DOT District 5 Office
205 E. 225th St.
Fairfield, Iowa 52556
Phone: 641-472-4171 or 800-766-4368

Comments and questions regarding the online meeting should be received by Jan. 14, 2022. To submit a comment or question regarding this project, go to: .

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