Woodbury Co. Supervisors looking for public input on bridge incentive plan

Woodbury Co. Supervisors looking for public input on bridge incentive plan

The Woodbury County Board of Supervisors want your input on the future of two overpasses that cross I-29 south of Sioux City.

The overpasses near Sloan and Salix are too low for current standards. The state wants to raise them two feet. The county could use three- million dollars in state funding for other purposes if the overpasses were removed. But that could be a hardship on farmers and others who use those overpasses.

"As the state says we could use it on bridges that we don't have budgeted for, for repairs elsewhere in the county. So it would be kind of a nice deal that way. But at the same time we are kind of up in the air with what the end result should be with convenience and safety both," said Chairman Rocky De Witt.

In early September the board will hold a public forum on the matter in hopes of getting more input from the public.


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