Iowa DOT News Release

Public input requested for proposed improvements on U.S. 52

Posted on: May 11, 2021

AMES, Iowa – May 11, 2021 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input for proposed resurfacing and ADA sidewalk work on U.S. 52 in the towns of Castalia & Ossian, in Winneshiek County.

Through traffic on U.S. 52 will not be detoured, instead flaggers and pilot cars will be used. For more information, see the website listed below.  

Construction of the project is expected to begin in 2022.

An online public meeting is now available to view on the Iowa DOT’s Public Involvement webpage: To view the meeting and related content, click on “U.S. 52” from the list of public involvement events. The online meeting allows you to scroll through the information at your own pace and at any time. The Iowa DOT is asking interested parties to take a few minutes to view the information and offer any feedback. Comments and questions regarding the online meeting should be received by May 31, 2021.

For general information regarding the public meeting, contact Nick Humpal, P.E., assistant district engineer, Iowa DOT District 2 Office, 428 43rd St. SW, Mason City, Iowa 50401, phone 641-423-7584 or 800-477-4368, email

Visit the Iowa DOT’s project-related public involvement event website at for information about scheduled public meetings and hearings, or view and offer input on any DOT project using the new “Map Search” feature. If you would like to receive future email notifications, or submit a comment or question regarding this project, go to:


Iowa DOT ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact Tonnette R. Harris, J.D., Civil Rights Bureau Director at 515-509-8814.

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