Public input regarding U.S. 30 sought

CLARENCE — The public will have the opportunity to weigh in on a future planning study on the U.S. 30 Lisbon-DeWitt corridor.

The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. June 19 at North Cedar High School, 400 Ball St., Clarence.

Those attending the meeting will discuss the U.S. 30 planning study, which will cover the stretch of highway between Lisbon and DeWitt. Officials also hope to gather feedback on the presented materials, which will include corridor limits and economic analysis. The meeting will be an open format with no formal presentation; visitors can come and go as they please.

The findings at this meeting will also help guide future environmental considerations and design improvements to the highway.

The long-discussed project has been on the docket of local transportation and legislative officials for years.

The DOT recently released the results of its U.S. 30 Cedar and Clinton Counties Planning and Environmental Linkages Study that examined traffic patterns, crash data, and other key data.

“We haven’t eliminated four lanes, or two lanes,” said Iowa DOT planner Sam Shea. “We’re laying out the possible solutions. We’re going to look at the cost of those solutions, and the benefits.”

Those who are not able to attend the June 19 meeting can access information and materials at www.iowadot.gov/pim.

The meeting space is accessible for people with disabilities. The DOT asks those who require specific accommodations to notify Shea by June 17. He can be reached at sam.shea@iowadot.us or at (319) 364-0235.

To submit a comment online about this project or receive future email notifications, go to www.bit.ly/US30PEL.