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In a statement posted on the Waverly Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page Monday, the organization’s chairman urged support of the town’s downtown businesses.

Phil Jones, currently the vice president and general manager with Rada Manufacturing and former Waverly city administrator, said he and Executive Director Travis Toliver attended the June 3 Waverly City Council meeting to witness the update of Bremer Avenue traffic situation.

“The Iowa DOT (Department of Transportation) will adjust the traffic signal timing along Bremer Avenue in the next two weeks to improve the flow of east/west traffic,” Jones reported. “The city is also anticipating the reopening of the Adams Parkway bridge by the end of June 2019 and the opening of the Cedar River Parkway in August 2019. Taken together, the Iowa DOT anticipates improvement to the flow of traffic and is committed to monitoring traffic flows and adjusting as needed.

“Knowing this information, we are asking our members and the general public to continue supporting our downtown merchants and service providers. They are here for all of us and so we are asking everyone to do what they can to support them.

“Keep watching the Chamber’s Facebook page for features on our small business members over the next two months and thank you for supporting Waverly.”