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Council will consider Port Neal interchange study


SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -- The city of Sioux City continues to try and move the Port Neal interchange a mile north on I-29, closer to the Southbridge Industrial Park.

The city has been at odds with Woodbury County on its desire to build the new interchange closer to town in hopes of spurring economic development. On Monday, the City Council will be asked to approve a contract to again study the issue.

But, the Iowa Department of Transportation has already begun preliminary work to replace the interchange at its current location.

"If we complete the study, and there still isn't an agreement on a location, the DOT will move forward and replace it on the existing alignment," said public works director Chris Payer.

Sioux City received $800,000 from SIMPCO for the design and study for the project. The city would spend $100,000 to look into it further, once SIMPCO gives officials the green light.

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