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City may synchronize lights on Gordon Drive

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -- For years, Sioux City leaders have talked about synchronizing the stop lights along Gordon Drive. Now, they could get the money to start the project from the Iowa Clean Air Act.

Right now, the average driver is delayed about 100 seconds when taking Gordon. Synchronizing the lights would save gas and cut down on the number of times drivers stop along the road. And, it would reduce the amount of carbon monoxide emissions.

That's why Sioux City's applying for the Iowa Clean Air Attainment Program.

"With the reduction of stops and delays, and faster travel speeds, there's less emissions that are put out for your vehicle," said city engineer Scott Logan.

If selected, the state will pick up 80% of the $130,000 tab and the city will pay the rest.

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