LaPorte/Hess Road Project

LaPorte / Hess Road Reconstruction Project

The City of Waterloo is conducting a study of the Hess and LaPorte Road corridors from just north of the Shaulis Road intersection to Hawthorne Avenue.  See below for a link to a map of the project location.   The study will initially analyze the traffic and safety of this 2.7 mile corridor to develop various alternatives.  All the alternatives developed will include improvements to safely handle traffic and reduce congestion.  Also included will be accommodations for pedestrian, bicyclists and mass transit as well as corridor enhancements.  These alternatives will then be reviewed to compare impacts to neighboring properties and the environment.  

View the January 31, 2022 Reconstruction Update here. 

Project Location Map:  The project location map shows the location of the study corridor.

Virtual Public Information Meeting
As part of the study, the City of Waterloo is holding an online virtual public information meeting which provides information regarding the corridor, an outline of the study, possible alternatives and a schedule for the project.  To participate in the online virtual format, there are several ways to view the available information.
  • Virtual Slide Show Presentation Link:  This is a video file of the slideshow with an audio narrative.
    Click here to view video.
  • Slide Show Presentation in PDF:  This is the slide show which can be viewed without the voiceover. 
    View Presentation
  • Project Display Map:  This is a detailed aerial of the project corridor.
  • Comment Form:  If you have comments or questions regarding the project, please fill out this online form which will also allow you to register an email address for future project updates.  Please provide comments by December 15, 2020 to be considered for the first phase of the study.  Comments will, however, be accepted throughout the duration of the project.

To view the information on Facebook visit:

Project Contact:
Jamie Knutson, PE, City Engineer
715 Mulberry Street
Waterloo, IA 50703


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