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Proposed sidewalk and roadway improvements along Iowa 9 and U.S. 218 in Osage to be discussed on Feb. 15

Join the Iowa DOT for a virtual or in-person public information meeting to discuss proposed roadway improvements on Iowa 9 from Kirkwood Avenue to 1st Street, and along U.S. 218 from Poplar Street to Iowa 9 in Osage.

Additional proposed improvements include sidewalk replacement and curb installation from Kirkwood Avenue to South 14th Street and along U.S. 218 from Iowa 9 to North Corporate Limits. Proposed sidewalk improvements are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Construction is expected to begin in 2025.

In-person meeting

When: Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024, anytime between 5 and 6:30 p.m.
Location: Osage Public Safety Center, 432 Main St.
Description: You will be provided with information about the project, and you can talk through your ideas with our staff and consultants. There will be no formal presentation. The meeting space is accessible for people with disabilities. If you require more support at the meeting, please notify the contact listed below by Thursday, Feb. 9.

Virtual presentation

When: Anytime between Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024 (around Noon) – Friday, Feb. 23, 2024
How to Attend: View virtual meeting
Description: The website will help you get information about the project and allow you to give us feedback.

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Comments and questions regarding this project should be received by
Friday, Feb. 23, 2024.

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Project contact

If you want more information about the project or need help for persons with disabilities or limited English skills, contact:

Pete Hjelmstad, Field Services Coordinator
Iowa DOT District 2 Office
428 43rd St. SW, Mason City, Iowa 50401
Phone: 641-422-9459 or 641-423-7584
Email:[email protected]

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