It’s moving right along.
On Tuesday, Oskaloosa City Manager Michael Schrock Jr. updated the Oskaloosa City Council on the Highway 63 improvement project.
In a press release, which ran in the Herald in August, it is noted that the Iowa Department of Transportation Commission voted to designate 97 miles of U.S. 63 from Oskaloosa to Waterloo as part of the Iowa Commercial Industrial Network. The press release states that “The Iowa Commercial Industrial Network exists to connect economic growth areas and carry a significant amount of the state’s commercial traffic.”
During his update Tuesday, Schrock reminded the city council of this press release. He noted that the study process on how to make improvements to Highway 63 continues and there will be a time when the need for funding contributions would arise.
Schrock noted that contributions have already come from the city of Oskaloosa and Mahaska County and that the city of Ottumwa and Wapello County have also contributed. Contributions from other entities along the Highway 63 corridor are also being welcomed, said Schrock. Federal funding remains a possible funding source, as well, according to Schrock.
Schrock noted that projects like the Highway 63 improvement project can take 10 or 20 years to come to fruition. However, Schrock said that “we’re at the point where we have a lot of momentum.”
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It’s moving right along.
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