Public input requested for proposed improvements on U.S. 69 in Polk County

Public input requested for proposed improvements on U.S. 69 in Polk County

The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input for proposed road, bicycle, and pedestrian alternatives on U.S. 69 from the Warren County Line in Des Moines to I-80 in Polk County.

The U.S. 69 Location Study is evaluating existing and future multimodal operations as well as safety and reliability. Focused, concept-level projects to specific areas along the corridor will be identified. These projects will balance needs and improve safety for motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users.

The Iowa DOT is providing two online meeting formats for public input: live and at your own pace. If you do not have access to the internet, or need assistance viewing the materials, please contact the DOT representative listed below.

Live online meeting

Date/Time: November 30, 2020 / 5:30 PM

How to Attend: At the meeting time, navigate to select the project and click on the “live meeting” link.

Description: The study team will deliver a presentation to describe proposed alternatives, followed by a live question and answer session with the project team. Questions submitted can only be typed into the chat box and will be read by the moderator and answered by the project team.

At your own pace online meeting:

Date/Time: Anytime between November 30 – December 14, 2020

How to Attend: Navigate to and click on “US 69 Meeting #2 Online”

Description: Experience a self-guided tour of proposed alternatives and submit comments and questions at any time during the comment period.

Comments and questions regarding the online meeting should be received by Dec. 14, 2020.

For general information regarding the public meeting, contact Tony Gustafson, P.E., district engineer, Iowa DOT District 1 Office, 1020 S. Fourth St., Ames, Iowa 50010, phone 515-239-1635 or 800-899-0623, email

Visit the Iowa DOT’s project-related public involvement event website at for information about scheduled public meetings and hearings, or view and offer input on any DOT project using the new “Map Search” feature. If you would like to receive future email notifications, or submit a comment or question regarding this project, go to:


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