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Thank you for your interest in the Council Bluffs Interstate System Improvement Program and the upcoming 2016 construction season. This online meeting will inform you about what you can expect during the upcoming construction season.
To navigate this meeting, please scroll right to move through each station of the meeting.
To provide a comment at any point during your visit, simply click on the “comment” button at the bottom of your screen. A comment form will appear. You may close the form to continue through the meeting. Once finished, please click “Submit” to officially submit your comment to the Program team.
Goals of the Council Bluffs Interstate System Improvement Program include:
The Council Bluffs Interstate System Improvement Program is the single largest endeavor in Iowa DOT’s five-year Transportation Improvement Program. From 2008 through 2013, the Program spent approximately $150 million dollars. Every year moving forward, the Program will spend approximately the same amount annually to streamline and expedite the Program as a whole. Ultimately, this means Iowa DOT will produce a better interstate system more quickly and more efficiently for the traveling public.
The Council Bluffs Interstate System Improvement Program has been active since 2008. The statistics shown here give a snapshot of the magnitude of work completed in 2015.
To view the 2015 Annual Report, click here.
The Program schedule highlights construction activities through 2023. Traffic impacts will vary depending on the construction activity.
Activities that impact traffic movements or are expected to cause significant traffic delays will be advertised in advance on our website and via social media.
Increased construction also increases the amount of work zones throughout the area. Various conditions will be present during the construction season and drivers should be aware of what to expect.
The I-29/U.S. 275/IA 92 (I-29/U.S. 275) Interchange reconstruction is scheduled to occur between 2014 and 2017. The project includes reconstruction of I-29, from 1.3 miles south of U.S. 275 to just north of the U.S. 275 ramps, and U.S. 275 from Metro Mall Drive east to Harry Langdon Boulevard including the I-29/U.S. 275 interchange in Council Bluffs.
The project will also accommodate the consolidation of railroad operations into a new common corridor west of Mosquito Creek under I-29 and IA 92.
Please click the images to the left to view the traffic movements in a larger size. The video on this page describes in detail the traffic movements and detours that will be required when the on and off ramps are closed.
The Purpose and Need of the I-29/I-480/West Broadway area project are to:
Currently conducting environmental studies and conceptual design to identify a single preferred alternative.
Funding sources and a construction schedule have not been determined.
Although the Dual, Divided Freeway will not be completed until 2021, you will begin seeing changes to interstate signage as phases are completed. Shown here are artist renderings of the cross sections near 24th Street and South Expressway.
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