The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Oct. 18 to discuss proposed alternatives for improvement of U.S. 61 in Louisa County from Iowa 78 north to 130th Street.

The public is invited to attend the open forum between 5 and 7 p.m. at Briggs Civic Center, 317 N. Water St., Wapello, Iowa. DOT staff will informally discuss the proposed improvement.

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For general information regarding the improvement alternatives or the meeting, contact Jason Huddle, transportation planner, Iowa DOT District 5 Office, 307 W. Briggs St., P.O. Box 587, Fairfield, IA 52556, 641-472-4171 or 800-766-4368,