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Public Comments Being Collected Regarding Hartley Area Bridge Replacement On Highway 18

Hartley, Iowa — A bridge replacement on Highway 18 is being discussed, and now is your chance to weigh in on the plan.

The Iowa Department of Transportation reports that they are requesting public input on the proposed bridge project on U.S. 18 over Waterman Creek, 1.3 miles west of the west side of Hartley, or O’Brien County Road M-12. Work is to start in 2020.

District transportation planner Dakin Schultz tells us about the project.


Through traffic on U.S. 18 would be detoured during construction using Vine Avenue (also known as O’Brien County Road M-12), 360th St. (also known as B-24), and U.S. 59. He says new bridge approaches will be constructed, guardrails installed, and shoulders paved.

He says they’d like to know your opinion if you have one.


Schultz says that for general information or to make a comment regarding the proposed bridge project, you can contact Shane Tymkowicz, who is the assistant district engineer for the Iowa DOT’s District 3. The address is 2800 Gordon Drive, Sioux City, Iowa 51102. He can be reached by phone at 712-276-1451 or 800-284-4368, and his email address is shane.tymkowicz@iowadot.us.

The DOT says that comments must be received by next Wednesday, August 15, 2018, to be considered.

To submit a comment online about this project, go to http://bit.ly/iowadot2203.

More information from the DOT:

The proposed project provides for removing the existing bridge and replacing it with a standard three span pre-tensioned pre-stressed concrete beam bridge that is 201’ 4” x 44’. New bridge approaches will be constructed, guardrails installed, and shoulders paved.

Through traffic on U.S. 18 would be detoured during construction using Vine Avenue/O’Brien County Road M-12, 360th St./O’Brien County Rd B-24, and U.S. 59.

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