Highway 59 and county road E53 (S Avenue)

The Iowa DOT is planning a culvert project on Highway 59 just north of the intersection with county road E53 (S Avenue) in 2020 and is inviting public input into the proposed project. The entrance of S Avenue is on the right side of the photograph above. The gravel road north of the curve is 270th Street. Photo by Gordon Wolf

The Iowa Department of Transportation is proposing a culvert project for 2020 on U.S. Highway 59 just north of the intersection with Crawford County Road E53 (S Avenue).

The location is the last curve on Highway 59 heading south out of Denison.

The DOT said through traffic would be detoured during the construction using U.S. Highway 30 and Crawford County Roads M14 (at Dow City) and E59 (the Buck Grove road).

For general information or to make a comment regarding the proposed project, people can contact Shane Tymkowicz, P.E., assistant district engineer, Iowa DOT District 3 Office, 2800 Gordon Drive, Sioux City, Iowa 51102, phone 712-276-1451 or 800-284-4368, email shane.tymkowicz@iowadot.us.

Comments must be received by July 11, 2019, to be considered.

Visit the Iowa DOT’s website regarding public involvement opportunities for projects at http://www.news.iowadot.gov/pim/index.html. For information about scheduled public

meetings and hearings, and opportunities to offer input to the Iowa DOT during the development of certain projects visit www.iowadot.gov/pim. To submit a comment online about this project, go to: http://bit.ly/iowadot2762.

The curve on Highway 59 near county road E53 has been the focus of safety improvements in the past, although the culvert project would not affect the curve. However, shoulder widening and improvements would be made which would require some tree removal, according to an interview with Roxanne Seward, DOT traffic technician in Sioux City, for a May 5 Denison Bulletin article.

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