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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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More lanes = more deaths

In the same DOT study showing the success and popularity of Sioux Center’s reduction to 3 lanes on Main Street, there were also case studies showing the negative results of expanding from 2 to 4 lanes. When Fort Madison, IA made such an expansion their accident injury rate went up 88%! Their estimated total value loss […]

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