Iowa Department of Transportation

AMES, Iowa – August 8, 2019 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, August 27, to discuss proposed improvements to U.S. 34 in Ottumwa.

The Iowa DOT and City of Ottumwa have partnered to review traffic operations, safety, and future corridor goals for approximately 2.5 miles of U.S. 34 from Wildwood Drive to just east of the Vine Street interchange with U.S. 63. The purpose of this meeting is to update residents and stakeholders on concepts being developed to improve the corridor, environmental constraints along the corridor, safety and operational concerns, and obtain public feedback regarding corridor improvement options.

All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting anytime between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. at the Bridge View Center, 102 Church Street, in Ottumwa. 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. Feedback received at this meeting will be used to evaluate intersection/interchange/roadway improvement options and develop recommendations for short and long-term U.S. 34 corridor alternatives.

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 August 23rd.

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:


Federal and state laws prohibit employment and/or public accommodation discrimination on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. If you believe you have been discriminated against, please contact the Iowa Civil Rights Commission at 800-457-4416 or Iowa Department of Transportation’s affirmative action officer.

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