- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 12, 2014

MONTROSE, Iowa (AP) - Some neighbors of a $1.8 billion fertilizer plant in Lee County are complaining about speeding by workers traveling to the construction site.

The Hawk Eye reports (https://bit.ly/OnpXHZ ) residents of Wever area packed a Lee County Board of Supervisors meeting room Tuesday to express concerns about the construction, especially the speeding.

About 1,000 people are working to build the plant, and that number will grow to about 2,500 later in the year.

Resident Jim Lemberger says he regularly sees workers “flying through Wever.”

Jeff Thomson says he worries about the safety of children who are out in the afternoons.

Lee County Sheriff Jim Sholl says deputies have increased patrols, but if they station themselves on the highway, speeding shifts into town. If they move into town, it shifts to the outskirts.

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Information from: The Hawk Eye, https://www.thehawkeye.com

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