Our Highway 75 corridor serves as part of the US highway system and as our main street.
As our population and traffic increase, this corridor is stressed, especially during peak times.
We want a corridor that will safely serve our community and visitors, offer safe pedestrian use and welcome travelers to our thriving community.
We are working with the Iowa DOT on a design that would change Highway 75 in Sioux Center to an enhanced 4-lane roadway.
This design features two lanes of travel in each direction with medians and a center turn lane.
On the right is the former hospital site.
Landscaped medians calm traffic and create a safe zone for pedestrians crossing the street. They can also decrease the number of conflict points where traffic turns.
Two lanes will help traffic flow and allow for more space between vehicles for safety and for turning traffic.
City staff and the city council are considering how the highway can best serve the community today and 30 years or more from today, the anticipated lifespan of the road design.
Highway 75 is our community's front door. Landscape and design elements can create a welcome impression and a theme that carries through the community.