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bugo:

--- Quote from: Jardine on March 24, 2018, 10:06:34 PM ---Iowa DOT is floating a plan to route US30 north along I-29 to Modale, exit there and head east to Logan via county road (IIRC) F-50 and rejoining the current US30 just south of Logan Iowa.

The locals I've talked to think it's a little awkward and contrived way to do a bypass around Missouri Valley.

Would be cheaper however . . .

--- End quote ---

That's a ghetto bypass. It looks like it would be better to build a bypass beginning near US 30 and Loomis Avenue due west to I-29 at around 305th Street and following I-29 south to the current alignment where it would head west.

MNHighwayMan:

--- Quote from: bugo on April 13, 2018, 09:22:22 PM ---
--- Quote from: Jardine on March 24, 2018, 10:06:34 PM ---Iowa DOT is floating a plan to route US30 north along I-29 to Modale, exit there and head east to Logan via county road (IIRC) F-50 and rejoining the current US30 just south of Logan Iowa.

The locals I've talked to think it's a little awkward and contrived way to do a bypass around Missouri Valley.

Would be cheaper however . . .

--- End quote ---
That's a ghetto bypass. It looks like it would be better to build a bypass beginning near US 30 and Loomis Avenue due west to I-29 at around 305th Street and following I-29 south to the current alignment where it would head west.

--- End quote ---

That cuts through some rather hilly terrain, though. Would just be easier if US-30 followed Canal Street from I-29 east, along the southern edge of Missouri Valley, and then on a new alignment north/northeast to its current alignment.

pianocello:

--- Quote from: MNHighwayMan on April 13, 2018, 10:18:32 PM ---That cuts through some rather hilly terrain, though. Would just be easier if US-30 followed Canal Street from I-29 east, along the southern edge of Missouri Valley, and then on a new alignment north/northeast to its current alignment.

--- End quote ---

FWIW, the Iowa DOT's linear referencing system shapefiles have this route mapped out and called IA 530, meaning there was at least at one point in time a serious proposal to build this bypass. I don't think the project is alive in the foreseeable future, though.

MNHighwayMan:

--- Quote from: pianocello on April 13, 2018, 11:28:36 PM ---
--- Quote from: MNHighwayMan on April 13, 2018, 10:18:32 PM ---That cuts through some rather hilly terrain, though. Would just be easier if US-30 followed Canal Street from I-29 east, along the southern edge of Missouri Valley, and then on a new alignment north/northeast to its current alignment.

--- End quote ---
FWIW, the Iowa DOT's linear referencing system shapefiles have this route mapped out and called IA 530, meaning there was at least at one point in time a serious proposal to build this bypass. I don't think the project is alive in the foreseeable future, though.

--- End quote ---

Is this hypothetical IA-530 referencing bugo's proposal or mine?

pianocello:
^Yours, the southern bypass. Like I said, though, this is likely just a remnant of what was once a serious proposal. It looks like there was a public meeting last month that discusses both bugo's the initially-mentioned northern bypass from Logan and your alternative for a potential bypass project that is currently unfunded.

Edited: I misattributed the routing of the northern bypass that's considered by the DOT to bugo.

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