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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Highway 75 Improvement Planning Continues

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The City of Sioux Center is continuing to pursue improvements for Highway 75 in the community.

 

Members of the city staff have been working with Iowa Department of Transportation staff. Next month, they will be asking the DOT Commission to place Highway 75 improvements on the Iowa DOT’s next five-year construction plan. Being listed on that plan would mean this project would be placed on the schedule for future DOT funding.


The proposed improvements are to replace the existing aging pavement, which has significant deterioration, and construct the highway as an enhanced four-lane corridor with medians and a central turning lane.


“Here in Sioux Center, Highway 75 is busy with local and highway traffic. It’s a priority for us to improve its ability to handle vehicle and pedestrian traffic safely, especially as Sioux Center continues to grow,” said Sioux Center Utilities Manager Murray Hulstein said.


If the improvements are placed on the five-year plan, further planning and design would follow, with construction likely taking place after 2022.


“This will be a big project for our community, and we will take time in preparing a design that fits Sioux Center,” Hulstein said. “We’re hearing a lot of frustration about Highway 75’s condition and congestion now. We want a roadway that will function better and add to Sioux Center’s attractive and safe character.”

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