May Meeting

Friday, May 2 at 10:00 am
Iowa State Bank - Basement Meeting Room
5th and Audubon Streets - Sac City, Iowa

Directions: From old US 20 in Sac City, turn south at the stoplight at 5th and Main Streets. The bank is on the northwest corner of the 5th and Audubon intersection.


US 20 Association Meeting Set for March 14 in Correctionville
This news release was added to the website on March 8, 2014
For Immediate Release: March 7, 2014

Correctionville, Iowa - The US 20 Corridor Association will hold its regular meeting on Friday, March 14, in Correctionville. The meeting will begin at 10:00 am at City Hall, 312 Driftwood. Included on the agenda are an update on construction of four-lane US 20 plans for Moville to Correctionville, a report on recent DOT Commission actions, legislative update on transportation funding options, and other business for the good of the cause.

All are welcome to attend the US 20 Association meeting. More information on the Association and statewide four-lane US 20 is available at www.4lane20.com.
                             
For more information: Contact Ann Trimble-Ray at 712-273-5745



US 20 Association Meeting Set for November 1 in Sac City
This news release was added to the website on October 18, 2013
For Immediate Release: October 18, 2013

Sac City, Iowa - The US 20 Corridor Association will hold its regular meeting on Friday, November 1, 2013, in Sac City. The meeting will begin at 10:00 am at Iowa State Bank, 5th and Audubon Streets, in their basement meeting room. Included on the agenda are an update on construction of four-lane US 20 plans for Moville to Correctionville, a report on recent DOT Commission actions, strategy for Transportation Day 2014 at the State Capitol set for January 29, as well as discussion transportation infrastructure funding options expected to soon be released by the Iowa Department of Transportation for public comment.

All are welcome to attend the US 20 Association meeting. More information on the Association and statewide four-lane US 20 is available at www.4lane20.com.

For more information: Contact Ann Trimble-Ray at 712-273-5745



US 20 Association Meeting Set for September 6

This news release was added to the website on September 1, 2013
Meeting to be held in Holstein
For Immediate Release: August 29, 2013

Sioux City, Iowa - The US 20 Corridor Association will hold its regular meeting on Friday, September 6, 2013, in Holstein. The meeting will begin at 10:00 am at the Lohff Schuman Memorial Community Center. Included on the agenda are an update on final projects on the US 71 to Iowa 4 segment of four-lane US 20 as well as plans for work to begin soon on the Moville to Correctionville portion of the road.

All are welcome to attend the US 20 Association meeting. More information on the Association and statewide four-lane US 20 is available at www.4lane20.com.

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For more information: Contact Ann Trimble-Ray at 712-273-5745



From the Iowa DOT
This news release was added to the website on July 11, 2013

Proposed Reconstruction and Widening of U.S. 20 through Correctionville and Relocation of Iowa 31 in Woodbury County to Be Discussed July 16

AMES, Iowa - July 5, 2013 - The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, July 16, to discuss the proposedreconstruction and widening of U.S. 20 through Correctionville and relocation of Iowa 31 west of Correctionville north to U.S. 20 in Woodbury County.

The public is invited to attend the meeting anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. at the Correctionville Community Center, 312 Driftwood St.

This public information meeting will be conducted utilizing an open forum format. Iowa DOT staff will be present to informally discuss the proposed projects. No formal presentation will be made.

For general information regarding the proposed U.S. 20 and Iowa 31 projects or public meeting, contact Shane Tymkowicz, assistant district engineer, Iowa DOT District 3 Office, 2800 Gordon Drive, Sioux City, Iowa 51102, telephone 712-276-1451 or 800-284-4368, email shane.tymkowicz@dot.iowa.gov.

Visit the Iowa DOT's project-related public involvement event website at http://www.iowadot.gov/pim for information about scheduled public meetings and hearings, and opportunities to offer input to the Iowa DOT during the development of certain projects.



US 20 Association Annual Meeting Set for July 12
This news release was added to the website on July 3, 2013

Meeting to be held at the Sioux City Public Museum

For Immediate Release: July 3, 2013

Sioux City, Iowa - The US 20 Corridor Association will hold its annual meeting on Friday, July 12, 2013, in Sioux City. The meeting will begin at 10:00 am at the Sioux City Public Museum, 607 4th Street. In addition to regular business, Association members will elect board members and officers. The City of Sioux City and SIMPCO are the local hosts for the Association's meeting. Sioux City Mayor Bob Scott and Michelle Bostinelos of SIMPCO will offer welcomes and remarks. Iowa Department of Transportation Commission Chair Charese Yanney of Sioux City will also attend and speak.

In June, the Iowa DOT Commission approved the updated Five Year Plan which continues to include work on expanding US 20 to a four-lane facility in Woodbury County. Their schedule calls for work to begin on the segment from Moville to Correctionville in Fiscal Year 2014 and over the Five Year Plan's life represents an investment of $107,732,000. There are just 32 miles of US 20 in western Iowa left to be programmed and built to complete the state's second east-west four-lane highway.

"Our Association will continue to be strong advocates for statewide four-lane US 20," remarked Shirley Phillips, president of the Association and executive director of Sac Economic and Tourism Development. "We have watched traffic on the newest four-lane segments grow dramatically and see the same opportunity in store for the remaining segments as well. Northwest Iowa needs a four-lane road, Iowa needs a second east-west four-lane, and the entire Midwest will benefit from this project's completion as we move people and goods in a safer, more economical manner."

Association Board members whose terms expire in 2013 are Mary Gross, Holstein; Shirley Phillips, Sac County; Vincent Triggs, Pocahontas County;  Daryl Watts, Eagle Grove; Mark Monson, Woodbury County; Marlo Schoer, Holstein; and David Kwikkel, Holstein. These board members are eligible for re-election and members of the Association can self-nominate for possible election to the board as well.

Other current board members are Robert Bergendoff, Storm Lake; Sharon Mayo, Sac City; Pam Anderson, Calhoun County; Rita Frahm, Ida County; David Tripp, Woodbury County; Wayne Lewis, Sioux City; Mark Buschkamp, Cherokee County; George Crouse, Lake View; Sharon Ann Irwin, Early; Bob Singer, Webster County; Barbara Sloniker, Sioux City; Gary Nicholson, Calhoun County; and Kelli Berg, Storm Lake.

Present officers of the Association are Shirley Phillips, president; Bob Singer, first vice president; Mary Gross, vice president; Sharon Irwin, secretary/treasurer; and V.H. "Buck" Boekelman, chairman emeritus.

All are welcome to attend the US 20 Association meeting. More information on the Association and statewide four-lane US 20 is available at www.4lane20.com.

Please see meeting agenda as of 7/3/13 below:

Agenda
1) Welcome
a) Sioux City Mayor Bob Scott
b) SIMPCO Director of Transportation Planning Michelle Bostinelos
c) Siouxland Chamber Executive Vice President Barbara Sloniker (invited)
2) Introductions
3) Approval of May 2013 meeting minutes
4) Treasurer's report
5) DOT Commission update
a) Commission Chair Charese Yanney
b) Former Senator Tom Rielly appointed and serving
c) June meeting update
d) DOT Five Year Plan
e) Sioux City Entertainment/Hard Rock Casino
i) Ashlee French
6) DOT four-lane US 20 update
7) Election of board members
8) Election of officers
9) Meeting dates
10) Other business for the good of the cause
11) Next meeting:
12) Adjourn



US 20 Association Meeting Set for May 10

For Immediate Release: April 25, 2013

Galva, Iowa - The US 20 Association will hold their regular bi-monthly meeting on Friday, May 10, 2013. The meeting will begin at 10:00 am at The Meeting Place, 106 East 2nd Street in Galva.

During the meeting, members of the Association will hear an update on four-lane US 20 projects from Dakin Schultz, transportation planner with the Department of Transportation. Local supporters of four-lane US 20 Delayne Johnson, general manager of Quad County Corn Processors, and Rita Frahm with Ida County Economic Development will also speak. The Association will also conduct regular business and begin planning for the Annual Meeting to be held in July.

The US 20 Corridor Association advocates for the swift completion of this four-lane east-west roadway in Iowa. Just 32 miles remain to be added to the DOT Five  Year Construction Plan for the project to be completed.

The public is welcome to attend the meeting and join the Association in its efforts. For more information on the Association or US 20 in Iowa, visit www.4lane20.com. Membership information is included on the website.

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For more information: Contact Ann Trimble-Ray at 712-273-5745



US 20 Association Meeting Set for March 8
For Immediate Release: March 4, 2013
This news release was added to the website on March 7, 2013

Rockwell City, Iowa - The US 20 Association will hold their regular bi-monthly meeting on Friday, March 8, 2013. The meeting will begin at 10:00 am at the Rockwell City Library/Community Building, 424 Main Street.

During the meeting, members of the Association will review the recent Transportation Day 2013 at the State Capitol and issues related to transportation infrastructure spending.

In case of inclement weather creating the need to cancel the meeting, an announcement will be posted on the US 20 Association Facebook page or call 712-273-5745 for updates.

The US 20 Corridor Association advocates for the swift completion of this four-lane east-west roadway in Iowa. Just over 40 miles remain to be built to complete the statewide project with 15 of those miles in the DOT Five Year Plan for construction in coming years.

The public is welcome to attend the meeting and join the Association in its efforts. For more information on the Association or US 20 in Iowa, visit www.4lane20.com. Membership information is included on the website.

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For more information: Contact Ann Trimble-Ray at 712-273-5745



Transportation Day at the Capitol 2013
Rescheduled for February 27, 2013
This news release was updated on February 22, 2013



For Immediate Release: January 3, 2013

This news release was added to the website on January 3, 2013

Holstein, Iowa - The US 20 Association will hold their regular bi-monthly meeting on Friday, January 11, 2013. The meeting will begin at 10:00 am at the Lohff Schumann Memorial Community Center in Holstein.

During the meeting, members of the Association will review the recent grand opening of four-lane US 20 in Sac and Calhoun Counties as well as discuss the upcoming Transportation Day 2013 at the State Capitol on January 30, 2013.

In case of inclement weather creating the need to cancel the meeting, an announcement will be posted on the US 20 Association Facebook page or call 712-273-5745 for updates.

The US 20 Corridor Association advocates for the swift completion of this four-lane east-west roadway in Iowa. Just over 40 miles remain to be built to complete the statewide project with 15 of those miles in the DOT Five Year Plan for construction in coming years.

The public is welcome to attend the meeting and join the Association in its efforts. For more information on the Association or US 20 in Iowa, visit www.4lane20.com. Membership information is included on the website.

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For more information: Contact Ann Trimble-Ray at 712-273-5745



Photos of the New Four-Lane US 20 Opening in Western Iowa
This news release was added to the website on November 23, 2012

 

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New Four-Lane US 20 Opened Today in Western Iowa
Grand Opening Celebration and Dedication on Wednesday
For Immediate Release: November 19, 2012
This news release was added to the website on November 19, 2012

Early, Iowa - Traffic is rolling down new four-lane US 20 in Sac and Calhoun Counties as of this morning.
The Grand Opening Celebration and Dedication for the new highway hosted by the US 20 Association in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) is set for Wednesday, November 21, at 10:00 am. Honored guests at the event will be:
• Congressman Steve King
• Governor Terry E. Branstad
• Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds
• State Senator Daryl Beall*
• State Representative David Tjepkes*
• State Representative Gary Worthan*
• Iowa DOT Director Paul Trombino
• Iowa DOT Commissioners Charese Yanney, Barry Cleaveland, and David Rose*
• Cedar Valley Corp. President and CEO Steve Jackson and Project Manager Bob Leon*
• Members of the US 20 Association
The public is welcome to attend. To participate in the events, guests are instructed to come from the west on the east bound lanes of four-lane US 20 at the interchange with US 71 north of Early. Approximately 1.5 miles east of US 71, they will see a truck turnout area (similar to an unimproved rest area). There will be signs and personnel to direct traffic and park vehicles. Carpooling is encouraged.
Following the ceremony on the new highway, the Association invites guests to a reception being held in Early at the United Methodist Church, 402 Hickory.
For more information on the Association and the Grand Opening Celebration and Dedication, visit www.4lane20.com.
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*Additional guests confirmed since previous release.
For more information: Contact Ann Trimble-Ray at 712-273-5745



Four-Lane US 20 to Open in Sac and Calhoun Counties
Grand Opening Celebration and Dedication Set for November 21

For Immediate Release: November 14, 2012
This news release was added to the website on November 15, 2012


Early, Iowa - Newly constructed four-lane US 20 in Sac and Calhoun Counties will open early next week. The US 20 Association, working in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Transportation, will hold a Grand Opening Celebration and Dedication marking the occasion on Wednesday, November 21, at 10:00 am. Honored guests at the event will be Governor Terry E. Branstad, Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, Congressman Steve King, Iowa DOT Director Paul Trombino, as well as members of the US 20 Association.

To participate in the events, guests are instructed to come from the west on the east bound lanes of four-lane US 20 at the interchange with US 71 north of Early. Approximately 1.5 miles east of US 71, they will see a truck turnout area (similar to an unimproved rest area). There will be signs and personnel to direct traffic and park vehicles. Carpooling is encouraged.

"The US 20 Association is pleased to know this segment, the second longest continuous segment of four-lane to open in Iowa since the Interstates were built, will be open in time for Thanksgiving holiday travelers to enjoy the safety and efficiency of this new road," commented Shirley Phillips, president of the US 20 Association and executive director of Sac Economic and Tourism Development. "This segment was built extremely well, extremely fast, and opens new doors of opportunity for northwest Iowa."

Following the ceremony on the new highway, the Association invites guests to a reception being held in Early at the United Methodist Church, 402 Hickory.

"This will truly be a celebration and the US 20 Association will continue to advocate for completion of statewide four-lane US 20," Phillips remarked. "Acquisition for expansion of US 20 in Woodbury County between Moville and Correctionville is underway. We look forward to the planned grading for this segment to begin and will be zealous in our efforts to see the final 30 miles added to the DOT Five Year Plan in the near future."

For more information on the Association and the Grand Opening Celebration and Dedication, visit www.4lane20.com.

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For more information: Contact Ann Trimble-Ray at 712-273-5745



US 20 Corridor Association Annual Meeting
July 13 in Sioux City
For Immediate Release: July 3, 2012
This news release was updated on July 10, 2012

Sioux City, Iowa - The US 20 Corridor Association will hold its Annual Meeting on Friday, July 13, at 10:00 am at the Sioux City Public Museum, 607 4th Street. The agenda will include election of board members and officers as well as updates on construction on four-lane US 20 in western Iowa.

Sioux City Mayor Bob Scott will welcome the Association and Iowa DOT Commissioner Charese Yanney will address the group as well. Michelle Bostinelos of SIMPCO and Barbara Sloniker of the Siouxland Chamber will also make remarks.

Board members whose terms expire in 2012 are Mark Buschkamp, Cherokee County; George Crouse, Lake View; Sharon Ann Irwin, Early; Bob Singer, Fort Dodge; Gary Nicholson, Calhoun County; and Barbara Sloniker, Sioux City. Current officers of the Association are Shirley Phillips, president, Sac County; Bob Singer, 1st vice president, Webster County; Mary Gross, vice president, Holstein; and Sharon Irwin, secretary/treasurer, Early.

The US 20 Corridor Association exists to advocate for the swiftest possible completion of statewide four-lane US 20 possible. Just 32 miles of two-lane US 20 are not in the DOT's Five Year Plan. More information on the Association and project are available at www.4lane20.com.

For more information on the Association or the upcoming Annual Meeting, contact Ann Trimble-Ray at 712-273-5745.



US 20 Corridor Development Successes
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Aerial Photos of the Raccoon River bridge progess
This news release was added to the website on April 16, 2012

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US 71 Overpass Beams Go Up on March 28, 2012
This news release was added to the website on March 29, 2012

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Recent photos of the Highway 71 Overpass Construction
This news release was added to the website on March 18, 2012

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Recent photos of the Raccoon River Bridge Construction
This news release was added to the website on March 18, 2012

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Structural Deficiencies Regarding Iowa's Roads And Bridges
This news release was added to the website on February 29, 2012



IGRA Road Funding Flyer
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Transportation Day 2012 Information
This news release was added to the website on February 2, 2012


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Shirley Phillips
president
712-830-6768 - cell
Email

Bob Singer,
first vice president
515-955-5500
Email

Mary Gross,
vice president
712-368-4898
Email

Sharon Ann Irwin,
secretary/treasurer
712-273-5575
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V.H. "Buck" Boekelman, honorary chair
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