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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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Streets for people

The National Complete Streets Coalition explains: Streets are an important part of our cities and towns. They allow children to get to school and parents to get to work. They bring together neighbors and draw visitors to neighborhood stores. These streets ought to be designed for everyone – whether young or old, on foot or […]

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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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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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Expansion controversy covered on KMEG

Late last month, KMEG covered the growing controversy over the proposed Main Street expansion in Sioux Center. They talked to residents concerned about the high costs and the threat to safety, both of which loom as long term negatives for the town if the expansion goes through. KMEG also noticed the disagreement between the City’s […]

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