Iowa DOT News Release

Potential safety improvements at intersection of Iowa 150 with 31st Avenue and 55th Street in Benton County to be discussed Sept. 26 in Urbana

Posted on: September 07, 2017

AMES, Iowa – Sept. 7, 2017 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, Sept. 26, to discuss potential long-term safety improvements at the intersection of Iowa 150 with 31st Avenue and 55th Street in Benton County. Two options were developed for consideration using public input received during the November 2016 public meeting. The first option includes a four-leg intersection with stop control at the north and south approaches. The second option includes a roundabout where Iowa 150, 31st Avenue, and 55th Street intersect. Both options include the removal of the curve at Iowa 150.

All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting anytime between 5 and 6:30 p.m. at the Center Point-Urbana Intermediate School, 202 W. Main St., in Urbana. The meeting will be conducted utilizing an open forum format. Iowa DOT staff will be present to informally discuss the potential safety improvements. No formal presentation will be made.

The meeting space is accessible for persons with disabilities. However, if you require special accommodations at the meeting, please notify the Iowa DOT contact listed below by Sept. 22.

For general information regarding the proposed improvements or public meeting, contact Catherine Cutler, transportation planner, Iowa DOT District 6 Office, 5455 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404, phone 319-364-0235 or 800-866-4368, email

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