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DOT commission pulls funding for Highway 75 widening project

WITH YOUR SUPPORT, WE DID IT! From KTIV: A highway widening project in Sioux Center, Iowa is officially off the table. The Iowa Department of Transportation Commission met Tuesday, and pulled the $3.4 million dollars set aside in fiscal year 2015 to widen Highway 75 through Sioux Center. That money will be put into another […]

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CRG presents case against expansion to DOT Commissioners

This morning, representatives of Sioux Center Citizens For Responsible Growth asked a panel of Iowa Department of Transportation Commissioners to withdraw the DOT’s share of funding for a $6.7 million Highway 75 expansion through the heart of Sioux Center. The expansion was funded in the DOT’s 2013-2017 plan. The CRG traveled to attend the public […]

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KCAU TV coverage of the community meeting

Sioux City’s KCAU TV (Channel 9) did a great story on the big community meeting turnout that has shut down the city council’s expansion plans…for now.  Some memorable quotes: It’s a strip of the highway that’s been undergoing makeovers for decades. First it was 2 lanes, then 4, now it’s down to 3 lanes. But there […]

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How State DOTs Can Help Revitalize a Town’s Main Street

In 2010 the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) published a report called The Road to Livability: How State Departments of Transportation are Using Road Investments to Improve Community Livability How do DOTs do this? Often by reducing lanes on Main Streets that are also State Highways, and constructing traffic-claming, pedestrian and […]

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Top Highway Safety Expert Says Lane Expansion “Will Increase Both the Number and Severity of Crashes on US-75.”

The following information was provided to Sioux Center Citizens for Responsible Growth by Tom Welch, an internationally recognized safety expert who was the head safety engineer of the Iowa DOT and the project manager on the nationally acclaimed “road diet” for Sioux Center, when Sioux Center reduced Main Street from 4 lanes to 3, reducing […]

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Iowa DOT Traffic and Crash Data for Sioux Center

Check the sources yourself! Long-term DOT data shows Sioux Center traffic has grown very little over the years, but US 75/Main St. in the central downtown area is a high risk area for accidents. Safety became much worse when it was 4 lanes, and when it reduced to 3 lanes  safety improved enormously. This is […]

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