Iowa DOT News Release

Proposed improvements on Iowa 1 in Johnson County to be discussed June 26 in Kalona

Posted on: June 06, 2018

AMES, Iowa – June 8, 2018 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, June 26, 2018, to discuss the proposed improvements to Iowa 1 in Johnson County, and to discuss right of way needs for the improvements. The proposed improvements include the replacement of Iowa 1 structures over the following locations:

  • Old Woman’s Creek,
  • Old Man’s Creek,
  • A small natural stream located 2.1 miles south of Johnson County Road F-52,
  • A stream 0.6 miles north of Johnson County Road F-52, and
  • Old Man’s Creek Overflow, located 0.8 miles south of Johnson County Road F-52.

Construction of the projects will be coordinated and staged to allow access to properties at all times. Some stages will require detouring through traffic out of the project corridor. When needed, through traffic on Iowa 1 will be detoured using U.S. 218 and Iowa 22.

All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting anytime between 5 and 6:30 p.m. at the Kalona Cooperative Technology Company, 514 B Avenue, in Kalona. 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 June 22.

For general information regarding the proposed improvements or public meetings, 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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