DOT to discuss Hwy. 61 bypass in Des Moines County

AMES, Iowa – July 11, 2019 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, July 30, to discuss the right of way needs for the proposed west side Mediapolis bypass (at County Road H-38) and four-lane upgrade to U.S. 61 from just south of 210th Street to just north of Mediapolis in Des Moines County.

All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting anytime between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. at Mediapolis Elementary School, 725 N. Northfield St., in Mediapolis. The meeting will be conducted utilizing an open forum format. Iowa DOT staff will be present to informally discuss the proposed improvements. No formal presentation will be made.

The meeting space is accessible for persons with disabilities. However, if you require special accommodations at the meeting, please notify the Iowa DOT contact listed below by July 26th.

For general information regarding the proposed improvements or public meeting, contact Hector Torres-Cacho, transportation planner, Iowa DOT District 5 Office, 307 W. Briggs, P.O. Box 587, Fairfield, Iowa 52556, phone 647-472-4171 or 800-766-4368, email

Visit the Iowa DOT’s project-related public involvement event website at for information about scheduled public meetings and hearings, and opportunities to offer input to the Iowa DOT during the development of certain projects. To submit a comment online about this project, go to:

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