New I-29 exit south of Sioux City to be studied


March 13th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – Five entities that want another Interstate 29 exit to be built south of Sioux City are preparing to underwrite a nearly $400,000 study.   The Sioux City Journal says  the cities of Sioux City, Sergeant Bluff and Salix, along with Woodbury County and an arm of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce, are backing the idea. The exit would serve Sioux City’s Southbridge Industrial Park and the county-proposed Liberty Industrial Park.

Plans to ask the Iowa Department of Transportation for the exit failed last year when local officials couldn’t agree on whether to ask the department to rebuild the Port Neal interchange or build another to the north.   Sergeant Bluff Mayor Dale Petersen says a new interchange would make the area more accessible to businesses.