The Iowa Department of Transportation is conducting a planning study of Interstate 80. The study will be developed and released through a series of technical reports that identify the existing condition of I-80, the way the system is performing, short- and long-term issues, and strategies to improve the route. Each report will be accessible online as it becomes available on the Iowa DOT’s I-80 Planning Study website at: www.iowadot.gov/interstatestudy.

An online meeting is now available to view on the website. To view the meeting, select the “Public Meetings” tab, and then select “Meeting 1.” The meeting was recorded allowing persons to view it at any time and will be available on the website throughout the duration of the planning study.

The Iowa DOT is asking interested parties to take a few minutes to view the online public meeting and review the information on the website. The website also offers a way for those interested to receive future emails or text messages regarding the study. Use the “Stay Connected” link on the I-80 Planning Study website to sign up.

For information regarding the study, contact the Iowa DOT’s Office of Location and Environment, 800 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa 50010, phone 515-239-1225 or email DOT-I-80Planning@dot.iowa.gov. To submit a comment online about this project, go to: http://bit.ly/I80Comment.

The Iowa DOT will be using the hashtag #I-80IowaPlan and you can use that key phrase to find relevant tweets about the planning study. When posting to Twitter or Facebook about the planning study, please use #I-80IowaPlan and reference @iowadot in your post.