Iowa Department of Transportation

AMES, Iowa – June 3, 2021 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input on the right-of-way needs and proposed improvements to Interstate 80 from Grand Prairie Parkway to 60th Street, in Waukee and West Des Moines, in Dallas County.

The proposed project includes widening I-80 from 4-lanes to 6-lanes, from east of the Grand Prairie Parkway interchange to 60th Street. Grand Prairie Parkway, Jordan Creek Parkway, and 60th Street interchanges will be used as-is, with reconstruction limited to the I-80 ramp connections to accommodate pavement widening. Acceleration and deceleration lanes at these interchanges will also be included as part of the widening improvements.

As part of the project, the bridges over the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) west of Jordan Creek Parkway will be replaced. They will be reconstructed to a width of 8-lanes to accommodate future capacity expansion projects but will be striped for 6-lanes of traffic. The project is anticipated to take place in 2023. 

An online public meeting is now available to view on the Iowa DOT’s Public Involvement webpage: www.iowadot.gov/pim. To view the meeting and related content, click on “Interstate 80 in Dallas County” from the list of public involvement events. The online meeting allows you to watch a pre-recorded presentation with information about the project at your own pace and at any time. The Iowa DOT is asking interested parties to take a few minutes to view the information and offer any feedback. If you do not have access to the internet, or need assistance viewing the materials, please contact the DOT representative listed below.

For general information regarding the proposed work or online public meeting materials, contact Scott Suhr, transportation planner, Iowa DOT District 4 Office, 2210 E. Seventh Street, Atlantic, Iowa 50022, phone 712-249-4015 or 800-289-4368, email scott.suhr@iowadot.us.

Visit the Iowa DOT’s project-related public involvement event website at www.iowadot.gov/pim for information about scheduled public meetings and hearings, or to view and offer input on any DOT project using the new “Map Search” feature. Comments and questions regarding the online meeting should be received by June 21, 2021.  If you would like to receive future email notifications, or submit a comment or question regarding this project, go to: www.bit.ly/iowadot18208.

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