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Noon News 11.1621

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Noon News 111621

Three traffic lights will be permanently removed along Hamilton Boulevard. Yesterday the Sioux City Council authorized the permanent removal of traffic signals at three locations along Hamilton Boulevard -- West Third, West Eighth and West 22nd streets.

The council voted 3 to 2, with Mayor Bob Scott and Mayor Pro Tem Dan Moore voting against the removal at Hamilton Boulevard and West Third Street. The vote was unanimous to take out the traffic signal at Hamilton Boulevard and West Eighth Street. Scott cast the lone "no" vote on the removal at Hamilton Boulevard and West 22nd Street. Scott, Pete Groetkin, Dan Moore and Alex Watters discuss the issues at that intersection.

“I still struggle that that line of sight is better than west 3rd. I don’t care what you tell me. On W.22nd? Because at least you’ve got an open view on W. 3rd. You’ve got that dang wall on W. 22nd and you can tell me all you want to but, I tried to get out of there the other day and I tell you what, it’s not as easy as what these engineers say it is. I can promise you that. You’re talking about going left, yeah, even going right you’ve got to be careful. But that retaining wall thing right there.”

During the meeting, a couple residents spoke out against the proposed removal of the signal at West Third Street and the geometric modifications that would go along with it.

Iowa stands to gain about $5 billion in new roads and bridges, broadband and water infrastructure improvements after President Joe Biden signed a sweeping infrastructure spending bill Monday.

The total cost of the bipartisan bill, which was supported by Iowa's U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley and U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne, is nearly $1.2 trillion and delivers on one of Biden's marquee campaign promises.

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