Highway 75 construction moving forward

Work is moving forward on the Highway 75 construction project in Sioux Center. The Godbersen-Smith paving crew is laying down concrete for Phase 1 on the west lanes of Highway 75.

Last week, they started near 20th St. S. and worked north toward 16th St. S. Then they moved their equipment to 13th St. S. and are working south toward 16th St. S.

From there, they’ll pave 16th St SW from Hwy 75 to the 4-way stop by Walmart. After this, there will be smaller connections to pave. All of this paving will take a few weeks.

Once the west lanes of Highway 75 are completely paved and ready to use, traffic will shift from where it is now (east lanes) and will begin using the new pavement. With traffic moved to the west, a crew will remove the old pavement on the east lanes.

Officials says that the east lanes have less utility work than the west side – mainly storm sewer. Utility work on this side should take less time than the west lanes. Paving for the east lanes is slated for late Oct./early Nov. 2023.

Median work, including paving colored concrete and adding plantings, will take place in spring and early summer of 2024.

The 2.5-mile Highway 75 reconstruction will replace the deteriorating pavement and rebuild it with a design focused on safety and function, showcasing Sioux Center’s character, to serve the community for decades. This is a shared project between the City of Sioux Center and the Iowa Department of Transportation in 2023-25.