COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – June 30, 2009 – The bridge painting will also result in ramp closures from Interstate 29 to eastbound Interstate 680 the week of July 6, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation's (DOT) Council Bluffs construction office. The work involves painting the railroad bridge over I-680 at milepost 13, just east of I-29.
Closure: Northbound I-29 to eastbound I-680 ramp
Starting Monday, July 6, the ramp will be closed for three to four days to complete the painting, weather permitting. Traffic will be routed less than a mile north on I-29 to the Loveland exit, then back south on I-29 to utilize the southbound I-29 to eastbound I-680 ramp.
Reopened: Southbound I-29 to eastbound I-680 ramp
The ramp is scheduled to reopen Wednesday, July 1. Traffic is currently being routed south nine miles on I-29 to the Crescent interchange (exit 61), then back north on I-29 to utilize the northbound I-29 to eastbound I-680 ramp.
The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey posted speed limit and other signs in the work area, and be aware that traffic fines for moving violations can more than 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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