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INTERSTATE CLOSUREs will impact drivers over the next two weekS

Posted November 1, 2017

Beginning Sunday night, November 5, drivers may encounter interstate closures in Council Bluffs when construction crews close portions of I-80 and I-29. On Sunday, November 5, I-29 southbound between 9th Ave and Nebraska Ave will be closed for 4 days starting at 10:30 pm for demolition of part of the UPRR Bridge. I-29 northbound will be closed on Sunday, November 12, also for 4 days. Drivers are encouraged to use I-480 as a detour. See attachment for details and detours.

I-80 eastbound and westbound will be closed at the I-80/I-29 interchange (Exit 1) on Sunday, November 5, from 10 pm to 1 am and nightly Tuesday through Thursday from 10 pm to 6 am for bridge construction. (read more)

Proposed improvements of the I-29/I-480/West Broadway Interchange area in Council Bluffs to be discussed November 2

Posted October 26, 2017

The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Thursday, November 2, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to discuss the proposed improvements and right-of-way needs of the I-29/I-480/West Broadway Interchange area in Council Bluffs from just north of the Union Pacific Railroad crossing to just south of the 25th Street interchange. The area also includes the
I-29 and I-480 system interchange.

All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting at the Council Bluffs Interstate Program Office in the Mall of the Bluffs, 1751 Madison Avenue, Suite 750, in Council Bluffs. The meeting will be conducted utilizing an open forum format. Iowa DOT staff will be available to informally discuss the proposed improvements anytime between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. No formal presentation will be made. (read more)

Traffic shift in Council Bluffs Planned for this week 

Posted October 16, 2017

On Wednesday, October 18, construction crews will close the I-80 westbound/I-29 northbound exit to South Expressway (Exit 3) at 6 a.m. for two days to complete final construction activities in the area. On Wednesday and Thursday evening, the on-ramp at South Expressway to I-80 westbound/I-29 northbound will be closed at 9 p.m. and re-opened prior to the morning commute. By Friday morning, drivers will be driving on the newly constructed I-80 westbound lanes and using the new I-80/I-29 interchange. The Madison Avenue on-ramp that was closed at the beginning of the month will reopen and ramps at South Expressway will be open. (read more)

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