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Iowa DOT: Highway 20 expansion complete by 2020

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -- It's a project more than 50 years in the making.

Now, only 40 miles remain to finish it.

The U-S 20 Corridor Association has been working to turn Highway 20 into a four lane highway, spanning Iowa's west and east state borders... since the 19-60s.

The group has more than 160 million dollars to work with for the next five years.

Iowa Department of Transportation officials say the project won't finish in this five year set, but with more funding anywhere from 2015 to 2020 could be a completion date.

"There is a lot of needs in the state and we have limited resources but you know I think everyone feels confident that Highway 20 is at a tipping point and you know depending on the next reauthorization the plan to try to get that done," says DOT Commissioner Debi Durham.

In the next three years, the Iowa DOT plans to have the road from Fort Dodge to Highway 71 near Early completed.

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