AMES, Iowa – June 4, 2021 – The Iowa and Wisconsin Departments of Transportation are holding a public hearing and requesting public input for a proposed replacement of the Iowa 9 / Wisconsin 82 (Black Hawk) bridge in Lansing over the Mississippi River, in Allamakee, IA and Crawford, WI Counties.
In order to accommodate the new bridge, approximately 5.9 acres of easement and fee title is needed from the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, which is owned and managed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The Iowa Division of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) intends to make a de minimis impact finding in accordance with 23 CFR 774 as the project is not expected to adversely affect the activities, features, and attributes of the refuge. The Iowa DOT would like to gather public feedback on the environmental documentation, preferred alternative, and potential impacts related to the planned improvements.
The environmental assessment is now available to review at the Meehan Memorial Lansing Public Library, 515 Main St., in Lansing and is available online at https://iowadot.gov/ole/NEPA-Compliance/NEPA-documents/Iowa-9-Wisconsin-82-Black-Hawk-Bridge.
The Iowa DOT is providing two online meeting formats for the public hearing: 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: June 15, 2021 / 5:30 PM
How to Attend: At the meeting time, navigate to www.iowadot.gov/pim select the project and click on the “live meeting” link.
Description: The study team will deliver a presentation to describe the proposed project, 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. You may also call the following phone number 1-844-992-4726 the evening of the live meeting to ask a question. The meeting number is: 1322546426. If you want to make a verbal comment during the meeting press *3 and you will be placed in the queue.
At your own pace online meeting:
Date/Time: Anytime between June 15 – June 30, 2021
How to Attend: Navigate to www.iowadot.gov/pim and click on “Iowa 9 (Black Hawk) Bridge Meeting Online”
Description: Experience a self-guided tour of the proposed project and submit comments and questions at any time during the comment period.
Comments and questions regarding the online public hearing should be received by June 30, 2021.
For general information or to make a comment regarding the proposed project, contact Krista Billhorn, transportation planner, Iowa DOT District 2 Office, 428 43rd St. SW, Mason City, Iowa 50401, phone 641-423-7584 or 800-477-4368, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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: http://bit.ly/iowadot4086
Iowa DOT ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact Tonnette R. Harris, J.D., Civil Rights Bureau Director at 515-509-8814.
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