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An Aesthetics Subcommittee, composed of community members, Iowa DOT and consultants, was created to help develop a vision for the aesthetic treatments and enhancements. An Aesthetics Master Plan was developed for the interstate corridor that incorporates local culture, landscape and other planning initiatives to help ensure a cohesive interstate corridor that is attractive and easy to navigate for the traveling public.

Because of the many transportation needs across the state and limited funding, the level of enhancements for the Council Bluffs corridor will depend on state and local partnerships to provide additional funding contributions for the enhancements.

Click on the icons in the map below to see examples of aesthetic enhancement opportunities.

Council Bluffs area map


View examples below of standard features that could be enhanced as well as aesthetic improvements that could be applied to various locations of the interstate project. Possible aesthetic improvements and opportunities include:

  • Bridges.
  • Landscaping.
  • Community gateways.
  • Lighting.
  • Retaining walls.
  • Public art.
  • Vehicle barriers.
  • Fencing.
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The Iowa DOT understands the Council Bluffs Interstate System Improvement Program will change the look of the interstate system and the Council Bluffs entrance into Iowa. As such, the DOT plans to address aesthetics throughout the project.