Sheldon Plans Improvements to Highway and Streets and Addition of New Residential Areas

Date posted - April 7, 2013

digger backhoeSheldon, Iowa — Highway 18 through Sheldon can become confusing, even among those who drive it often. In some places it’s a four lane highway, other spots a three lane and others two lane.

That confusion should be eliminated after projects planned by the City and Iowa Department of Transportation are completed. As the City planned to extend their improvements to the east, the Iowa D.O.T. announced they would like to add a new blacktop overlay, providing a continuous three lane highway from Second Avenue all the way to the new industrial park east of the Highway 60 expressway.This should eliminate the current confusion and add safer turning lanes.

The project is expected to be completed this summer. This will be a busy construction season as the City also plans resurfacing of Country Club Road from Highway 18 to East 9th Street. This street improvement project will then continue down East 9th Street from Country Club Road to the area near the cemetery.

Opportunities for new housing in Sheldon will also be expanded with two separate developments. Infrastructure work on the new Trilogy Village area east and north of Fieldcrest will begin soon. The contract for the work was awarded to Vander Pol Excavating of Orange City at the last council meeting. The other housing area to be developed by the City is the Sheldon Crossing area located just east of the homes along Country Club Road.

 

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5 Responses to “Sheldon Plans Improvements to Highway and Streets and Addition of New Residential Areas”

  1. Johnboy says:

    Lets see….traffic has grown on highway 18 and now you want to bottle neck it to 3 lanes the whole way…????????????????

    • S says:

      Oh I can hardly wait to be behind “grandpa & grandma” driving 25 all the way through town from Shopko to the 4 way stop. Will take an hour to get across town!!

  2. Hadaway says:

    Might as well put a bike trail along the 3 lane. Thats a great idea another town had. Joke!!!

  3. Concerned says:

    I understand the need of a turning lane by Fareway/Country Club Road that will be nice but what they need to do is slow down the speed limit through there to 35mph or put a stop light on that intersection. It is difficult to cross the highway at that intersection due to the speed, hill, and just plan to busy! Many accidents and even deaths have occured at that intersection. Think safety first not convenience!!!!

  4. Tom M says:

    The story makes it sound as if the state and city projects will take place simultaneously. Is that so? East 18 AND Country Club Road at the same time? Think about that.

    Tom

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