COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – May 23, 2017 – The right lane of westbound Interstate 80/northbound I-29 between the Iowa 192/South Expressway (exit 3) ramps will be closed for repairs beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, until 5 a.m. Thursday, May 25, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 4 office.
To reduce traffic volumes while repairs occur, the northbound on-ramp at U.S. 275/Iowa 92 (exit 47) and the westbound on-ramp at Madison Avenue (exit 5) will also be closed from 9 a.m. May 24 to 5 a.m. May 25.
The Iowa DOT anticipates that significant delays could occur, so motorists are encouraged to find alternative routes and allow for extra time while repairs are taking place.
Construction during the 2017 season is part of the Iowa DOT’s Council Bluffs Interstate System Improvement Program, a streamlined approach to planned construction projects on I-80, I-29, and I-480 in the Council Bluffs/Omaha metropolitan area. The program is the single largest project in the Iowa DOT’s fiscal year 2017-2021 Iowa Transportation Improvement Program. Visit the program website at www.councilbluffsinterstate.iowadot.gov/.
The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey the posted speed limit and other signs in the work area, and be aware that traffic fines for moving violations are at least double in work zones. As in all work zones, drivers should stay alert, allow ample space between vehicles, and wear seat belts.
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Contact: Scott Suhr, Iowa DOT Transportation Planner at 712-243-7627 or info@CouncilBluffsInterstate.com