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NE Industrial Access Planning Study

The Northeast Industrial Access Planning Study has developed recommendations to:

  • Improve access and efficiency for freight transport in Waterloo’s Northeast Industrial Area
  • Reduce traffic congestion at major intersections
  • Decrease unplanned truck traffic on county roads and within communities
  • Accommodate future growth for Waterloo’s Northeast Industrial Area

We invite you to view the alternatives and then take our survey to provide your input.

Community Collaboration

The Northeast Industrial Area is home to some major contributors to surrounding communities’ economic prosperity. The Northeast Industrial Access Planning Study aims to provide responsible freight transportation solutions to support the businesses that support our cities.

Together, we can move forward with the best solution for all stakeholders.

The study is being conducted in collaboration between the Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments, City of Evansdale, City of Elk Run Heights, City of Raymond, City of Waterloo, Black Hawk County and the Iowa DOT. Members of each entity serve on the advisory committee for the study.

The goal of this study is to identify an alternative solution to increase efficiency of freight travel. The study will examine existing roadway usage and routes connecting the Northeast Industrial Area to highways US 63, US 218, US 20, and I-380. The study will generate recommendations to increase efficiency for freight transport, which will reduce traffic congestion at major junctions, cut down semi traffic on county roads and within communities, and accommodate future growth in the Northeast Industrial Area.

Study Area Map

Community Dialogue

As the affected community, your input is vital to the success of this project. The public has an opportunity to positively impact the future of residential neighborhoods and area businesses for years to come.

The Project Team and the Advisory Committee are committed to maintaining an open dialogue with businesses, area residents and commuters. We encourage you to stay involved by attending public outreach meetings and participating in surveys. We will also rely heavily on input from project stakeholders and will be meeting with businesses in the area throughout the study.

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