County will receive grants for rumble strips, flashing lights

Grundy County will receive state Department of Transporation (DOT) funding for two rumble strip and solar flashing light projects in rural areas, according to information that County Engineer Gary Mauer provided at Wednesday morning’s board of supervisors meeting.


The improvements will be added at the intersection of old Highway 20 and T55 near Dike along with the intersection of the road leading to Green Products and T-29 (often called “Kitzman’s Corner) north of Conrad. Mauer told the board that locations with at least one recent accident were chosen. The state will cover 90 percent of total expenses up to $39,000 as part of the Highway Safety Improvement Program.


Supervisor Harlyn Riekena additionally inquired about an intersection of the Buck Grove blacktop heading on to Highway 14 near Wellsburg because of a recent accident there.


Near the end of the meeting, the supervisors picked up the discussion of the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) agreement for the Fox Ridge Development in Dike—specifically, how Low-Moderate Income (LMI) housing dollars had been spent. 


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