Congressman Steve King on Tuesday urged the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) Commission to make western Iowan transportation projects a priority.
At the IDOT Commission meeting, King spoke on the importance of a four-lane Highway 20 to Northwest Iowa.
"The western third of Iowa is number one in biodiesel, number two in ethanol and in the top ten for wind energy production," said King. "That means more grain on the road, more livestock being moved in to consume the dried distillers grains and more resources being shipped to support the growing energy industries."
Since he was a state senator, King has pushed to four-lane the last ninety miles of Highway 20 that remain two lanes.
"I often tell my wife if I die before it's finished, just put me in a box and drive me down four-lane Highway 20. I want to be at the ribbon cutting," King added.