U.S. Highway 20

Iowa | Transportation

Overview

ISG was heavily involved in construction staking and survey for the long anticipated completion of four lane U.S. Highway 20 across the State of Iowa.


Opportunity

Making U.S. Highway 20 a four lane corridor from border to border was a goal that began in the 1950’s starting with sections on opposite sides of the State. The DOT, elected officials, and local supporters all recognized the positive economic impact that a major east-west artery traversing the central part of Iowa would have.

Solution

The project was divided into multiple contracts for grading and paving over a period spanning several decades. The plans developed by the Iowa Department of Transportation for some sections dated back to the 1980’s when metric units were being used. All aspects of construction, including staking in those areas, was done entirely in metric units. ISG was instrumental in providing staking for many of the segments from Correctionville to Ia. Hwy. 4. ISG formed strong relationships with contractors during the process and contractors finished on schedule.


Market News

Toe Wildlife Management Area Receives 62-Acres of Wetland Restoration

December 22, 2020 (Mankato, Minnesota) – After nearly four years of planning, design, and construction, ISG is proud to report the successful completion of a 62-acre wetland restoration project within the Toe Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Situated in rural Jackson County, an area of southern Minnesota where less than 1% of original wetlands remain, the project is part of a larger initiative of the Heron Lake Watershed District to protect and restore nearly 350-acres of wetlands in the Toe WMA.
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Mankato MoonDogs’ Franklin Rogers Park to be Renamed ISG Field

October 20, 2020 (Mankato, Minnesota) – Building on a series of successful partnerships and projects to bolster its ballpark, the Mankato MoonDogs, a member of the Northwoods League, has exercised its rights with the landlord, the City of Mankato, to lease the naming rights of Franklin Rogers Park to ISG. The ballpark will be named ISG Field after the professional design and engineering firm that was founded in Mankato in 1973. ISG Field represents the MoonDogs’ commitment to providing top quality local baseball and an enriching fan experience. This is the latest update for the team, which has unveiled a new logo and has implemented several renovations for the ballpark in recent years.
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