3 proposed bridge replacements on Ia HWY 141 in Guthrie Co. to be discussed April 26TH


April 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Transportation reports a public information meeting will be held Thursday, April 26th, to discuss three proposed bridge replacements on Iowa 141 in Guthrie County. The public is invited to attend the meeting anytime between 5 and 6:30 p.m. at the Coon Rapids City Hall, Council Chambers, 123 S. Third Ave., in Coon Rapids. 

Officials say one of the bridges is located over the Middle Raccoon River, 0.4 mile east of the Carroll County line and near the east city limits of Coon Rapids. The second bridge is over Willow Creek, 1.6 miles west of Bayard. The third bridge is over a tributary of Mosquito Creek, 1.2 miles west of Guthrie County Road P-18. 

During construction of the Middle Raccoon River bridge, traffic would be detoured using Carroll County Road N-44 (Velvet Avenue) starting at the junction of Iowa 141 and continuing north into Coon Rapids. The detour would continue through Coon Rapids on West Street to Elm Street, and then to Sumpter Avenue (becomes Carroll County Road E-63). East of Coon Rapids, the detour would continue two miles on Carroll County Road E-63 and then turn south on Carroll/Greene County Road N-58 to the junction of Iowa 141. For the Willow Creek bridge project, traffic would be detoured using Guthrie/Carroll/Greene County Road N-58, Greene County Road E-63 and Iowa 25. Traffic would be maintained during construction over the tributary of Mosquito Creek.

The public information meeting will be conducted in an open forum format. Iowa DOT staff will be present to informally discuss the proposed improvements, but no formal presentation will be made. For general information regarding the proposed improvements or public meeting, contact Tony Gustafson, assistant district engineer, Iowa DOT District 1 Office, 1020 S. Fourth St., Ames, Iowa  50010, telephone 515-239-1635 or 800-899-0623, email tony.gustafson@dot.iowa.gov. Visit the Iowa DOT’s project-related public involvement event website at www.iowadot.gov/pim for information about scheduled public meetings and hearings, and opportunities to offer input to the Iowa DOT during the development of certain projects.