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Floyd interchange

Later this month, residents of Floyd County will meet to hear details and ask questions about an IDOT proposal to build an interchange.

A public hearing on IDOT's proposed U.S. 18-U.S. 218-IA 27 interchange will be held from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Floyd Community Center on Tuesday.

The new, $20.6 million interchange would run four lanes (two eastbound and two westbound) with extended on and off ramps on either side. Construction would begin in July 2021 and is slated to be complete by fall 2023.

Floyd intersection

An overpass that would run 1,500 feet down the Avenue of the Saints has been proposed at the at-grade intersection at Floyd. T.J. Houdek, 23, of Charles City, was killed in a crash at the intersection in 2016. 

From 2006 to 2010, there were 16 accidents at the intersection, including one fatal crash, according to Iowa Department of Transportation stats. From 2011 through 2016, that number ticked up to 24 total accidents and rose each year from 2014 to 2016. 

Displays of what the interchange would look like and details of the plan would be discussed at the meeting.

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