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Media coverage of the Main Street expansion controversy.

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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Council tables five-lane expansion project in Sioux Center

Sioux Center citizens spoke out in a united voice, and their city council responded. About 400 citizens packed the room at a Wednesday, March 27, public hearing in Sioux Center. The meeting was called to present the city’s plans to expand US 75 to 5 lanes, but instead, the council announced it was tabling 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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