Thursday, March 18, 2010

CADC Pushes Hwy 30 Four-Lane Across Iowa

CADC President Gary Riedmann and members Gene Meiners (Carroll County Supervisor), Scott Wernimont (West Central) and Jim Gossett join Chris Whitaker (Region XII C.O.G.) and others from U.S. Highway 30 Coalition at the Capitol to lobby the legislature to four-lane Hwy 30 across Iowa.
Hwy 30 Coalition meets with Assistant Minority Leader Dave Deyoe (R), Nevada

Gene Meiners, Scott Wernimont, Chris Whitaker and Gary Riedmann listen to Rep. Deyoe talk about transportation issues.

CADC continues to advocate for Hwy 30 expansion to four-lane. State budget issues aside, it is important that transportation in general, and Highway 30 in particular are kept in the forefront in order for Iowa's economy to grow. The Highway 30 Coalition's members include community leaders from across the state. Much work needs to be done in order to complete the four-laning of Hwy 30.

Of the Coalitions top four priorities for segments of the highway to be improved, only the Glidden to Carroll segment is not currently in the Iowa Department of Transportation's 5-year plan. The Coalition will propose to the IDOT this spring that the Glidden to Carroll section be included in the plan, which will set in motion the steps necessary to realize a long-term goal of community leaders in Western Iowa: Better transportation access, improved safety and greater growth in our part of the state.

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