Iowa DOT News Release

Proposed improvements to Interstate 380 in Linn County to be discussed January 22 in Hiawatha

Posted on: January 03, 2019

AMES, Iowa – January 3, 2019 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing Tuesday, January 22, between 5 and 7 p.m. at the Hiawatha City Hall, 101 Emmons Street, in Hiawatha.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the proposed improvements to I-380 between Collins Road/Iowa 100 and County Home Road, which includes 6-laning I-380, rebuilding the Boyson Road interchange, and adding an interchange at Tower Terrace Road. The Iowa DOT would like to gather public feedback on the environmental documentation, preferred alternative, and potential impacts related to the planned highway improvements.

The environmental assessment is now available to review at the Cedar Rapids Public Library, 450 Fifth Avenue SE, in Cedar Rapids and the Hiawatha Public Library, 150 W. Willman Street, in Hiawatha, and will be available for review during the public hearing.

The public hearing will be conducted using a combined open forum and formal format.

During the open forum, from 5 to 5:45 p.m., Iowa DOT staff will be present to informally discuss the project. After the open forum, a formal presentation will be displayed beginning at 5:45 p.m. and followed by a question-and-answer session.

Persons wishing to make a formal statement or ask questions will need to note that at the time of registration. There will be a three-minute limit per speaker during the question-and-answer session. Oral and written statements will be accepted during both the open forum and the formal session.

The meeting space is accessible for persons with disabilities. If you require special accommodations at the meeting, please notify the Iowa DOT contact listed below by Friday, January 18, 2019.

For general information regarding the proposed improvements or public hearing, contact Catherine Cutler, transportation planner, Iowa DOT District 6 Office, 5455 Kirkwood Blvd., 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. Prior to the public hearing, please be sure to check the website in case the public hearing is cancelled and rescheduled due to inclement weather. Comments and questions concerning the proposed project should be received by February 12, 2019, and can be submitted online at or sent to Catherine Cutler.


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