Iowa DOT News Release

U.S. 151 improvements and right of way needs in Linn County to be discussed Feb. 16 in Fairfax

Posted on: January 26, 2017

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 26, 2017 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Thursday, Feb. 16, to discuss the proposed improvements and right of way needs along U.S. 151 from south of Church Street in Fairfax to south of Dean Road Southwest in Cedar Rapids. The projects concentrate on the replacement of four U.S. 151 bridges over the Union Pacific Railroad’s property, Prairie Creek, drainage ditch 2.5 miles south of U.S. 30, and the drainage ditch 0.6 mile south of U.S. 30. At some locations, the roadway approaching the structures will be reconstructed to include three lanes.

During construction, through traffic will be detoured out of the corridor while providing local access to properties, businesses, and the city of Fairfax.

All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting anytime between 5 and 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room at Fairfax City Hall, 300 80th St. Court, in Fairfax. The meeting will be conducted utilizing an open forum format. Iowa DOT staff will be present to informally discuss the proposed 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 Feb. 13.

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

Visit the Iowa DOT’s project-related public involvement event website at for information about scheduled public meetings and hearings, and opportunities to offer input to the Iowa DOT during the development of certain projects. To submit a comment online about this project, go to:


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