Iowa DOT News Release



Actions taken by the Iowa Transportation Commission at its April 11 meeting in Mason City

Posted on: April 11, 2017

MASON CITY, Iowa – April 11, 2017 – The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the following items during its meeting Tuesday, April 11, at the Historic Park Inn, Seven W. State St., in Mason City.

Order number

Title

 

Actions taken

 

Presenter

D-2017-64

Approve Minutes of the March 14, 2017, Commission Meeting

 

Approved

 

Danielle Griggs,
Commission secretary,
515-239-1919

PPM-2017-65

Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy (RISE) – Sioux City

 

Approved
(details below)

 

Stuart Anderson, director,
Planning, Programming and Modal Division,

515-239-1661

PPM-2017-66

RISE – Cass County

 

Approved
(details below)

 

Stuart Anderson, director,
Planning, Programming and Modal Division,

515-239-1661

RISE grant application approved
The RISE program was established to promote economic development in Iowa through construction or improvement of roads and streets. Iowa cities and counties are eligible for funding in the form of a grant, loan, or combination thereof. Projects must involve construction or improvement of a public roadway. There are two RISE project types: 1) Immediate Opportunity, and 2) Local Development. More information is available at www.iowadot.gov/systems_planning/rise.htm.

Sioux City: Up to $3,773,841 from the city share of the RISE Fund was approved for a modified Immediate Opportunity grant to assist in the construction of 7,050 feet of new roadway, turn lanes at Aviation Boulevard and Discovery Boulevard, intersection improvements on Expedition Court, and realignment of 500 feet of Gavin Street and 300 feet of Discovery Boulevard located on the southwest side of town. This project is necessary to provide improved access to the proposed expansion of Seaboard Triumph Foods Inc., an integrated food company producing premium pork products for both domestic and international markets, to support the creation of 909 new full-time jobs and more than $322 million in associated capital investment. This project is anticipated to be completed by July 2018.

Cass County: Up to $2,119,978 from the county share of the RISE Fund was approved for a Local Development grant to assist in paving of approximately 2,022 feet of Glacier Road, 6,274 feet of Buck Creek Road, 5,431 feet of Echo Road, and turn lanes on Olive Street located north of Atlantic. This project is necessary to provide improved access to more than 205 acres for industrial purposes. This project is anticipated to be completed by July 2018

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