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Sioux City council to vote on I-29 study

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The vote will determine whether the city will participate in an environmental study about a possible interstate exchange on I-29. The vote will determine whether the city will participate in an environmental study about a possible interstate exchange on I-29.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

Sioux City council members will vote Monday on a measure that could have a big impact on the area's economic development.

The vote will determine whether the city will participate in an environmental study about a possible interstate interchange near Sioux City's South Bridge Industrial Park.

Woodbury County Supervisors passed the measure Tuesday. The $400,000 project was also approved by the cities of Salix and Sergeant Bluff.

One thing that has county officials most excited about the study is that the Iowa Department of Transportation is willing to invest heavily in it.

"What's really historic about this is DOT is going to pay a third of the cost of the study, which normally they don't get involved with any cost sharing on these studies. But they feel it's important enough for this area, they're willing to help us," said Dennis Butler, finance/operating controller for Woodbury County.

If approved, Salix, Sergeant Bluff and Sioux City combined would pay a third, and the county would pay the rest to move the study forward.

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