Jason e-mails: "When will the DOT finish the Highway 9 overlay from the Highway 52 Intersection in Decorah to Lansing?"
Mr. Answer Person says: "We're not sure where you heard the Iowa Department of Transportation planned to do this. We checked with Iowa DOT spokesperson Pete Hjelmstad, who tells us, 'We have an Iowa 9 project scheduled for the upcoming construction season in the City of Waukon. This is a resurfacing project that starts at the south junction with Iowa 76 and runs 3 miles to the north city limits of Waukon. This also involves sidewalk replacement/ADA work along this stretch of highway.'
There are no other Highway 9 projects listed on the DOT's 5-year road schedule, however. Other roads in Northeast Iowa are in worse condition and so will be a higher priority in the DOT's to-do list."