Iowa DOT to hold open house on proposed U.S. 71 improvements

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The Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) will hold a public meeting on Thursday, April 7, on its plans to improve U.S. 71 from the Buena Vista County line north to Clay County Road B-53.

Iowa DOT representatives will be on hand to answer questions or address concerns. Anyone interested in hearing more about the project is invited. The open-house-style meeting will be held 5-7 p.m. at American Legion Post No. 394, 200 Main St., in Sioux Rapids. No formal presentations will be made, so attendees can arrive anytime during this two-hour block.

Those who cannot attend the meeting can submit comments and questions online at

Those who require accommodations for the meeting should contact Shane Tymkowicz, assistant district engineer at the Iowa DOT’s District 3 office in writing at 2800 Gordon Drive, Sioux City, Iowa, 51102; by phone at 712-276-1451; toll-free at (800) 284-4368 or by email at

During the road construction, traffic from US 71 will be detoured; drivers on U.S. 71 South will use Clay County B-63, Clay County M-54 and Iowa 10. Updates on road construction and repair projects throughout the state can be accessed online at

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