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2016 Annual Report Highlights Progress on the Council Bluffs Interstate System Improvement Program

Posted May 23, 2017

The right lane of I-80 westbound/I-29 northbound, between the Highway 192/South Expressway (Exit 3) ramps, will be closed for repairs on Wednesday, May 24 beginning at 9:00 a.m., weather permitting. Repairs should be complete by 5:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 25.

To reduce traffic volumes while the repair occurs, the northbound on-ramp at U.S. 275/Iowa 92 (Exit 47) and the westbound on-ramp at Madison Avenue (Exit 5) will be closed from 9:00 a.m. Wednesday to 5:00 a.m. Thursday. Iowa DOT anticipates significant delays could occur, so motorists are encouraged to find alternate routes. Motorists are encouraged to allow for extra travel time while this interstate repair takes place. (read more)

Iowa DOT plans to discuss work zones in Council Bluffs for 2017 construction season

Posted April 4, 2017

In recognition of National Work Zone Awareness Week, the Iowa Department of Transportation wants to bring attention to the planned construction during 2017 for the Council Bluffs Interstate Improvement Program. A public open house meeting is planned for Tuesday, April 18 to discuss the upcoming activities and explain the impacts to people traveling on the interstate and local businesses in the area of interstates 29 and 80 in Council Bluffs.

“The Program will continue to make progress reconstructing I-80 and I-29 in Council Bluffs that will potentially impact travel and local businesses in the area. The public information meeting will provide details on what drivers can expect during the busy construction season,” said Scott Schram, Iowa DOT District 4 engineer. “We encourage motorists to use extra caution when traveling through work zones.”

The public is invited to attend anytime between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. at the Council Bluffs Interstate System Improvement Program’s office located at the Mall of the Bluffs, 1751 Madison Ave., Suite 750, in Council Bluffs. Two short presentations are planned for 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; the public may join either presentation. Iowa DOT staff will be present to discuss future projects and schedules. (read more)


Posted March 17, 2017

As we usher in spring next week, the construction season will also bloom and blossom quickly. Interstate construction crews have steadily worked over the winter months to ramp up for spring and with the warmer weather approaching, residents and travelers through Council Bluffs will see that happen.

A few early traffic impacts due to construction will begin next week: (read more)

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