Iowa DOT News Release

Proposed improvements on U.S. 218 to be discussed Dec. 6 in Janesville

Posted on: November 23, 2021

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 23, 2021 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting to discuss proposed improvements on U.S. 218 from the Cedar River in Janesville to Business U.S. 218 / 4th Street in Waverly in Bremer County.

The Iowa DOT is providing two meeting formats for the public meeting: in-person and an at your own pace virtual meeting. Depending on COVID conditions in your community, the meeting may need to be moved completely online. If that happens, updates will be found online at:

In-person public meeting:

Date/Time: December 6, 2021, between 5 and 6:30 pm

Location: Rivera Roose Events Center, 307 Maple Street, Janesville, IA

Format: The in-person public meeting will be conducted utilizing an open house 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 December 1.

At your own pace meeting:

Date/Time: Anytime between Dec. 6 (around Noon) and Dec. 20, 2021

How to Attend: Navigate to and click on “US 218 Meeting”

Description: Experience a self-guided tour of proposed improvements and submit comments and questions at any time during the comment period. If you do not have access to the internet, or need assistance viewing the materials, please contact the DOT representative listed below.

Comments must be received by December 20, 2021 to be considered.

For general information regarding the public meeting, contact Jacob Page, district design 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 “Map Search” feature. We are piloting REACH a mobile web app that gives you a new way to stay involved and interact with Iowa DOT projects. Create your REACH account at this link: Then, use the REACH app to easily submit comments, register for public meetings or view the “At Your Own Pace” online meetings without logging into the system again. Because it’s optimized for use on a mobile device, commenting and keeping up to date on Iowa DOT projects will be more convenient than ever. 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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