City council okays traffic congestion study of Hoeven Corridor
By Kristen Johnson, Multimedia Journalist/ Weekend Anchor - bio | email
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -
Sioux City city council members have green-lighted a $500,000 study on reducing traffic congestion in the Hoeven Corridor.
Sioux City wants to alleviate the traffic back-ups that are caused by the rail yard around 18th Street. They want to build a bridge, similar to the one that opened on Outer Drive in 2010, to take traffic under and over the tracks.
It's a project that would depend on federal funds. Jade Dundas, Public Works Dir.: "This is anticipated to be a project that's over $20 million dollars, and the only way that this would be possible is through programs such as the Tiger grant."
So far, the city's efforts to secure grant money haven't been successful. Public Works Director Jade Dundas says the reason is that there's no design for the project yet. This study would do that.
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