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IDOT: At least 5 years to Highway 20 completion


SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa Department of Transportation officials say it'll take at least five more years to finish the expansion of U.S. Highway 20

The major roadway runs across the state.

The U.S. 20 Corridor Association has been trying to turn it into a four-lane highway since the 1960s.

IDOT officials predict a 2015 to 2020 completion date range. But the project needs more money.

Iowa Department of Transportation commissioner Debi Durham says there are a lot of needs in the state and the agency has limited resources.

Earlier this year, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved a plan to spend $2.3 billion on hundreds of highway projects statewide over the next five years. That included plans to widen Interstate 35 and U.S. Highway 20.

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