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Proposed improvements to I-80 westbound rest area near Mitchellville to be discussed online on Dec. 6

Join the Iowa Department of Transportation for a virtual public information meeting to discuss proposed improvements to the westbound Interstate 80 rest area located 1.2 miles west of Polk County Road S27, near Mitchellville.

The proposed improvements to the rest area include partial removal and replacement of parking to increase the number of stalls. Additional improvements include removal, relocation, and replacement of entrance ramps to the rest area. Traffic on I-80 will be maintained throughout the project. Construction is expected to begin in 2025.

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Description: Experience a self-guided tour of the proposed improvement.

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Comments and questions regarding this project should be received by
Friday, Dec. 15, 2023.


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Jeremey Vortherms, Assistant District Engineer
Iowa DOT District 1 Office
1020 S. Fourth St., Ames, Iowa 50010
Phone: 515-233-7851 or 515-239-1635
Email: [email protected]


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