Improvements Are Coming For Dangerous Floyd Intersection

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Floyd, Iowa – State Rep. Todd Prichard of Charles City had some welcoming news regarding the dangerous Highway 18/218 intersection near Floyd.

Prichard posted on his Facebook page Tuesday that he received a letter from the Department of Transportation regarding immediate changes that will take place at the intersection.

Short Term changes include:

• Implement a regulatory speed limit reduction from 65 mph to 55 mph on mainline, install flags on speed limit signs

• Install speed reduction markings for mainline approaching the intersection

• Re-paint all existing stop bar markings at intersection (already completed).

• Evaluate the possibility to replace WATCH FOR CROSS TRAFFIC signs with intersection symbol warning signs

Long-Term changes include:

• Complete environmental study and proceed with the design phase of a project to construct an interchange. Current status is that the Environmental Assessment (EA) is completed. A required Public Hearing on the EA is scheduled for November 9, 2016 to be held at the Floyd Community Center. Following completion of the Public Hearing, including a required public input period, the DOT will seek from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) document, bringing the Environmental Study to a close; expected to be accomplished by Spring 2017.

• Begin design phase of the interchange project in 2017, with an anticipated 3-year duration.

• Subject to the Iowa Transportation Commission approval during the next program discussion

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Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki and a daughter Brynlee.