COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – June 15, 2017 – The southbound Interstate 29 on-ramp at 25th Street (exit 55) will be closed after the morning rush hour Monday, June 19, until approximately late July 2017, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 4 office. The southbound I-29 traffic will be shifted to the northbound lanes (one lane in each direction)
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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To receive email or text alerts about traffic incidents, road closures, traffic delays, and other restrictions that affect this highway route or other routes you travel, the Iowa DOT offers the “Your 511” option on. It’s easy to subscribe to Your 511 and sign up to receive the email/text alerts. Visit https://iowadot.gov/511/511-full-feature-website-help/how-to-videos for simple, step-by-step instructions.
Contact: Scott Suhr, Iowa DOT transportation planner, at 712-243-7627 or info@CouncilBluffsInterstate.com