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Dan Christensen 2017 - 2023

Pictured: Dan Christensen and Jerry Walker, Chairperson.

The Policy Board of the RPA 14 / ATURA Transportation Planning Affiliation (Adair Taylor, Union, Ringgold, and Adams Counties) will meet at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 09, 2023 at the Pizza Ranch (520 Livingston Ave, Creston, IA 50801).

Action items on the agenda include:

· RPA-14/ATURA Final FY2024 Transportation Planning Work Program (TPWP)

· STBG Application – Ringgold County

The public is invited to attend and provide comments. Contact Jessica Hagen at SICOG or 641-782-8491 for additional information. Click the button below to be taken to the ATURA page on the SICOG website!



If you’re planning to drive on U.S. 169 from U.S. 34 in Lorimor, there’s an upcoming road closure that could slow down your trip.

Beginning on Thursday, June 1, until Friday, Aug. 25, weather permitting, construction crews will work on removing the current bridge on U.S. 169 and replace it with a pipe and concrete paving. While the roadway is closed to traffic, motorists will follow a marked detour route using U.S. 34, and Union County roads P-53 and H-17.

Help keep everyone on the road safer. Drive with caution, obey the posted speed limit and other signs in the work area, and be aware that traffic fines for moving violations are at least double in work zones. As in all work zones, you should stay alert, allow ample space between vehicles, and wear seat belts.


The latest traveler information is available anytime through our 511 system. Visit; call 511 (within Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (nationwide); stay connected with 511 on Facebook or Twitter (find links at; or download the free app to your mobile device. 

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Contact: For general information about this project contact Brian Smith, Iowa DOT Creston construction office, at (641) 782-4310 or

As always, SICOG provides an un-exhaustive list of grants to generate ideas about possible projects and provide funding guidance. Grant funding sources are increasingly interested in creative solutions to problems and many are willing to support not just construction but also operations. If your community has a problem that outside funding might address, then please contact your SICOG office. We would be glad to help and can attend a local meeting at no cost to discuss the project or idea. There are many other sources, so if you have project, please contact us.

View a List of Grant Opportunities Here!

Iowa Downtown Forums

Designing the Downtown Experience

IEDA’s Iowa Downtown Resource Center is offering four interactive downtown forums on June 26 through the 29. These forums are for Iowa communities that are interested in learning more about streetscapes improvements, creating good pedestrian experiences, wayfinding signage, and how to fund them.

Forum Locations:

  • Monday, June 26- Waldorf University, Salveson Hall, 106 S 6th St, Forest City

  • Tuesday, June 27- United Methodist Church, 304 1st St SW, Mount Vernon

  • Wednesday, June 28- Warren Cultural Center, 154 Public Square, Greenfield

  • Thursday, June 29- The Foundary, 524 Lake Avenue, Storm Lake

For more information regarding these forums, the forum agenda, and registration, click the button below!

Iowa Downtown Forum Registration

SICOG Partnerships 2023

Interested in becoming a partner?! Call us today at (641) 782-8491 or go to the Partnership page on the SICOG website and fill out the form at the bottom of the page!

Partnership Page