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Area highway projects make DOT plan

Friday, December 29, 2000

The highways in Buena Vista County will see construction projects completed over the next two summers, according to the newly-released five-year plan of the Department of Transportation, but some long-awaited major projects are paved into the horizon a few years farther down the road.

In the county, Highway 7 is scheduled for modernization, culvert extension and guardrail work over 12 miles from the junction of U.S. Highway 71 to the Pocahontas County line in 2001, at a cost of $57,000.

Highway 7 is also scheduled to get a new bridge over the Raccoon River two miles west of Newell. Right of way work begins in 2001, with bridge replacement in 2002 at a cost of $618,000. Highway 7 sees an estimated average daily traffic count of 1,800 vehicles, according to the DOT.

Highway 71 is scheduled for a planning study that could lead to rebuilding from the Sac County line to the south junction of Highway 7, a three-mile section that sees 2,300 cars per day.

Read the rest of this article in the 12/28 Pilot Tribune.

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