May 26, 2021

 

SIMPCO Metropolitan Planning Organization & Siouxland Regional Transportation Planning Association Transportation Improvement Programs (TIP)

The Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the Siouxland Regional Transportation Planning Association (SRTPA) are in the process of developing the DRAFT FY 2022 – 2025 Transportation Improvement Programs (TIP) with approval scheduled for June 24, 2021 for the SRTPA and July 1, 2021 for the SIMPCO MPO.

The SIMPCO MPO area includes Sioux City and Sergeant Bluff in Iowa; Dakota City and South Sioux City in Nebraska; and Dakota Dunes, North Sioux City and Jefferson, South Dakota. It also includes portions of Woodbury and Plymouth County, Iowa; Dakota County, Nebraska; and Union County, South Dakota.

The SRTPA area includes:  the rural portions of Woodbury, Plymouth, Cherokee, Ida and Monona counties in Iowa.

The TIP is a four-year listing of transportation projects which are to be funded using State and Federal transportation dollars; this includes interstate, highway and street improvements as well as trails and transit improvements.  The Draft FY 2022 – 2025 TIPs for both the SIMPCO MPO and the SRTPA are now available for public comment.  The documents can be viewed at SIMPCO (1122 Pierce Street, Sioux City, IA). In addition, the MPO TIP will be available for viewing at the following city halls and county courthouses: City of Sioux City, City of Sergeant Bluff, City of Dakota City, City of South Sioux City, City of North Sioux City, Dakota Dunes, Plymouth County, Union County, Woodbury County and Dakota County.  The SRTPA TIP will be available for viewing at the following city halls and county courthouses: City of Le Mars, City of Cherokee, Woodbury County, Plymouth County, Ida County, Cherokee County and Monona County.

The documents can also be viewed on the SIMPCO website at:

SIMPCO MPO:

https://simpco.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Updated-Draft-SIMPCO-MPO-TIP-FY-22-25.pdf

SRTPA:

https://simpco.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/RPA-4-FY22-25-TIP_Draft2.pdf

SIMPCO staff will be holding a Public Input Meeting as an opportunity for the public to review and comment on the Draft FY 2022 – 2025 TIPs on June 15, 2021 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. This meeting will be held at SIMPCO (1122 Pierce Street, Sioux City, IA) AND via video/telephone conference. To participate electronically, please call SIMPCO at 712-279-6286 for Zoom Meeting ID and Passcode or email simpco@simpco.org.

Please submit all comments on the Draft FY 2022 – 2025 TIPs to Erin Berzina, Regional Planning Director, SIMPCO: (712) 279-6286 or by email to erinb@simpco.org  by June 23, 2021.

SIMPCO Public Input Meetings are open to all individuals. Any person with a special need requiring a reasonable accommodation to participate in a public input meeting should contact the SIMPCO office at (712)-279-6286 at least two (2) business days prior to the meeting.