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Sidewalk Improvement Public Meeting

By Staff | Mar 8, 2018

The Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) is proposing improvements to the sidewalks adjacent to the State highway in your community. Our purpose is to make the sidewalks compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Construction is proposed for the summer of . We will need to acquire temporary easements from the properties along the project in order to construct the sidewalks. There will be no cost to the property owners for these proposed improvements.

The Iowa DOT has contracted with the consultant firm(s) listed below to assist with the development of this project. These firm(s) will be assisting Iowa DOT with the project design as well as the acquisition of the temporary easements in advance of the proposed construction. Their contact information is:

Brian Higginbotham, P.E.; HGM?Associates Inc

640 5th Ave, Council Bluffs, IA


John Borgmeyer; Midwest Right of Services, Inc.

13425 “A” Street, Omaha, NE


The Emmetsburg public is invited to attend an open house on March 14, 2018 from 12 noon to 7 p.m. in the Poet Room at the Shores Community Center.

No formal presentation will be made, however, displays of the proposed improvements and the needed easements will be available for you to view. Consultant and/or IA DOT staff will be available during this time to answer questions regarding the improvements. If you are unable to attend the meeting you can contact the consultant firm listed above with your questions.

Also at this meeting, we would like to provide the landowners with the temporary easement information. Owners may sign at the meeting or can take the material with them, sign the documents and mail to the Land Acquisition Firm listed above. If there are tenants on your affected property, we ask that you also please inform them of the construction improvements.You can learn more about this project at www.iowadot.gov/accessiblesidewalks