Engineer recommends no changes to hospital intersection

The Ida Grove City Council met with its engineer to review possible changes to the intersection in front of Horn Memorial Hospital and discussed city hall at its Jan. 2 meeting.

Cody Forch of JEO Engineering told the council there are no clear advantages to making changes to the intersection on East Second Street in front of Horn Memorial Hospital.

The city was considering making changes to the intersection as part of the county’s plan to make improvements, possibly next summer, to Harold Godbersen Drive that runs north of the railroad tracks to Highways 59/175.

Forch said accident activity at the intersection is very low and changing it to a more traditional four-way intersection would make very little difference in the number of accidents that may occur at a new intersection.

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