Highway 61

Contingent on Sales Tax Approval
8:14 am
Thu July 10, 2014

MODOT Could Elevate Flooded Highway in Clark County

Highway 61 between Alexandria, Mo. and the Iowa state line remains closed due to flooding.
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

Improvements could be made to a highway in Clark County that is prone to flooding, as long as voters support a new sales tax next month.

The stretch of Highway 61 between Alexandria, Mo. and the Iowa state line runs near the intersection of the Des Moines and Mississippi Rivers.

It is shut down at the moment because flood water has overtaken the road.  MoDOT must inspect the road once the water has receded before it can be re-opened.

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Cost Led to Previous Defeat
10:24 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

FM Council Could Consider Road Plan Again

An effort to modernize a stretch of Highway 61 that runs through Fort Madison could return to the city council next month.

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Burlington to Muscatine County
10:27 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Coalition Seeks Highway Expansion

The Highway 61 Coalition hopes a new industry in Lee County will spur some much-anticipated highway improvements.

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Targeting Highway 2 Interchange
11:58 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Fort Madison OK’s Annexation Agreement

Fort Madison is moving ahead with plans to extend city limits.

The city council has agreed to offer a series of annexation incentives to property owners near the Highway 2 interchange on Fort Madison’s west side.

The incentives include a reduction of utility connection fees by 50% if the connection is made within five years, a waiving of all administrative fees, and the grandfathering in of zoning designations as much as possible.

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