Congressman Steve King asked the nation's top highway official, Federal Highway Administrator J. Richard Capka, to meet with community leaders Friday about the US 20 four-lane project. King said he hoped the adminbistrator would see firsthand the need for more lanes keep up with regional job growth and increased transportation needs.
According to King, Capka detailed the importance of investment in transportation infrastructure.
"The nation's continued economic growth depends on highway projects like this one," said Administrator Capka. "Because more than 52 million tons of goods are shipped across America's highways each day, highways are our nation's competitive edge in an increasingly global market."
King said it was important the federal government took notice of the project.
"A four-lane Highway 20 in northwest Iowa is the road to attracting more people, jobs, business and wealth for our local economies," said King. "With the cooperation with our dedicated community leaders all along Highway 20, and throughout the district, we were able to get Highway 20 on the federal government radar.