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Council considers TEAP to find school traffic solution

A program available through the Iowa Department of Transportation might alleviate traffic issues around Clarke Community Elementary School. It was brought to the attention of City Administrator Ty Wheeler by Becky Nardy, transportation planner for Southern Iowa Council of Governments (SICOG).

Wheeler discussed the Iowa Traffic Engineering Assistance Program (TEAP) at the city council meeting Tuesday night.

“It’s a grant program,” said Wheeler. “It’s 100 percent funded by the DOT.”

The program awards communities of less than 35,000 residents with up to 100 hours of consultation time with a traffic engineer. The program is specifically designed to deal with existing problems, from congestion to traffic control devices.

The council directed Wheeler to gather more information.

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