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Hearing set to decide on whether to dismiss lawsuit against Iowa DOT over traffic cameras


SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) A hearing has been set in the ongoing legal battle over traffic cameras between the city of Sioux City and the Iowa Department of Transportation.

For the second time, the DOT is asking the judge to dismiss the lawsuit filed against them.  They made the same request last week.

The city has objected to the motion.  They are also asking the judge to put the DOT's new traffic camera rules on hold, at least until the city has had its day in court.

The transportation department says it's responsible for removing obstructions from primary highways, like Interstate 29, where some speed cameras have been placed.

Sioux City officials argue that the rules overstep the Iowa constitution's laws about a city's right to enforce traffic the way it wants to.

A hearing on whether to dismiss the case is set for May 12th.

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