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City says highway expansion is still on the table

The N’West Iowa Review reported this past weekend that Sioux Center’s Main Street expansion is still a possibility: City leaders unveiled its [sic] newest five-year capital improvement plan to the Sioux Center City Council on Oct. 10. One of the items on the plan was the controversial road expansion. Later in the article city manager […]

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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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We’d still like to ask these questions…

Here is the flier we prepared and handed out at tonight’s public meeting. Unfortunately, the city did not take any comments from the approximately 400 citizens in attendance who showed up to make their voices heard. Nevertheless YOUR PRESENCE was a strong statement! THANK YOU! It is inspiring to see democracy in action. At the […]

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March 25 Press Release

This press release went out last night/this morning: “Sioux Center citizen group takes to the streets to stop Main street expansion.” Feel free to redistribute.

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5 lanes will kill 6 times as many people

The Portland, Oregon Metro Regional Government issued a Safety Report in 2012 showing that 5 lane arterial streets have an injury crash rate 10 times higher than 3 lane arterials, and the fatal or incapacitating injury rate is 6 times higher with 5 lanes. (See page 30 of the report.) Streets with more lanes have an […]

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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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