Our Past

Locals lobby for four-lane U.S. 61

Compiled by Erin M. Gentz
Posted 9/8/21

Sept. 8, 1971: A delegation of businessmen and state legislators from Scott, Clinton and Jackson counties attended a meeting of the Iowa State Highway Commission in Ames to lobby for higher priority of making U.S. 61 a four-lane highway. They received no guarantees, although a commissioner stated that they were looking at revising the five-year plan for 1972.

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