COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – Aug. 3, 2018 – A pavement repair project on eastbound Interstate 80/southbound I-29 will require closing the roadway to traffic overnight beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 4 Office. The interstate and ramps are expected to open by 7 a.m. Sunday morning, Aug. 5.
Southbound I-29 traffic will be diverted to 24th Street. Eastbound I-80 traffic will be reduced to one lane and the eastbound I-80 on-ramp at 24th Street and the eastbound off-ramp at South Expressway will be closed at 7 p.m. as well. At 10 p.m., eastbound I-80 traffic will be diverted to 24th Street.
Please follow the posted detours during this closure.
Iowa DOT is in the process of reconstructing I-80, I-29 and I-480 in the Council Bluffs metropolitan area as part of the Council Bluffs Interstate Improvement Program. This comprehensive interstate redesign, which will be delivered over the next eight-to-10 years, will modernize the highway system and improve mobility and safety of approximately 18 miles of interstate.
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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