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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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Sioux Center wins Safety Award for 1999 4-to-3 Lane Main Street Conversion (from 2000)

The following article by Tom McDonald, “Safety Circuit Rider,” recounts the success of the Main Street/Highway 75 lane reduction back in 1999-2000 when this article was written. THE CITY of Sioux Center received the Iowa Traffic Control and Safety Association’s (ITCSA) first Annual Achievement in Transportation Safety Award for a local improvement of significant importance in highway safety.

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