Highway 61 Coalition

Jason Parrott / TSPR

Bob Beck was all smiles as he stood before a crowd of about 30 people at the groundbreaking ceremony for the latest four-lane expansion of Highway 61 in Louisa County.

Beck, who chairs the Highway 61 Coalition, said it was a good day for drivers, for businesses, for residents, and for southeast Iowa as a whole.

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