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Public input requested for proposed culvert replacement on U.S. 218 in Benton County

AMES, Iowa – May 2, 2022 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input for a proposed culvert replacement on U.S. 218 over Pratt Creek, 0.1 mile east of Benton County Road V-61.

The proposed project involves replacing the existing twin 6’ x 10’ reinforced concrete box culvert with a twin 10’ x 10’ reinforced concrete box culvert.

Construction of the project is expected to begin in 2024.

Through traffic on U.S. 218 will be detoured during construction using Benton County Roads V-66 & E-22. For more information, see the website listed below.  

For general information or to make a comment regarding the proposed bridge project, contact Cathy 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

Comments must be received by May 23, 2022 to be considered.

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