Public Involvement Projects

Proposed bridge replacement on U.S. 65 over Otter Creek in Warren County

About the Project

Project description

The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input for a proposed bridge replacement on U.S. 65 over Otter Creek, 1.6 miles south of Warren County Road G-58, and for the project’s proposed off-site detour. The proposed project involves replacing the existing 3 span 205’ x 28’ pretensioned prestressed concrete beam bridge with a 3 span 239’ x 44’ pretensioned prestressed concrete beam bridge. New bridge approaches will be constructed, and shoulders will be paved 20’ past the ends of the new guardrails.

Construction of the project is expected to begin construction season 2024.

Through traffic on U.S. 65 will be detoured during construction using U.S. 65/U.S. 69 and Warren County Roads G-76. It is anticipated the detour will be in place for the majority of the construction. Local traffic will have access to U.S. 65 except for the lanes crossing the bridge over the Otter Creek (U.S. 65 mile marker 48.76) during the planned closure.

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Project contact

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

Comments and questions regarding the online meeting should be received by April 25, 2022. To submit a comment or question regarding this project, go to:

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