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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)


Posted September 25, 2017

The 2017 construction season will soon come to an end with the winter months ahead, so contractors are working hard to finish up projects before the snow starts to fly. On Monday, October 2, construction crews will close the Madison Avenue on-ramp to I-80 westbound (Exit 5) at 6 a.m. The on-ramp will be closed for approximately 30 days while the ramp is connected to the future interstate alignment. When it is reopened, a shift for I-80 westbound traffic will occur. See attached graphics for details and the detour route.

A slew of overnight closures are planned as well. These include: (read more)

Proposed improvements of the I-29/I-480/West Broadway Interchange area in Council Bluffs to be discussed August 15

Posted August 8, 2017

The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing Tuesday, August 15, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to discuss the proposed improvements 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, as well as to gather feedback from the public regarding the completed environmental documentation, alternative(s), and impacts for the proposed improvements. The area also includes the I-29 and I-480 system interchange. A meeting to discuss specific right-of-way acquisition will be held later this year.

All interested persons are invited to attend this hearing at the Council Bluffs Interstate Program Office in the Mall of the Bluffs, 1751 Madison Avenue, Suite 750, in Council Bluffs. The hearing will be conducted utilizing a combined open forum and formal format. Iowa DOT staff will be available to informally discuss the proposed improvements between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. and following the formal presentation until 7:00 p.m.

A formal presentation will begin at 6:00 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session. There will be a three-minute limit per speaker during the question-and-answer session. Persons wishing to make a formal presentation will need to note that at the time of registration. Oral and written statements will be accepted during the open forum and the formal sessions. (read more)

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