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I-680 grand reopening ceremony to be held in Crescent #MoRiver

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 1, 2011 – Due to forecasted inclement weather, the Interstate 680 grand reopening ceremony being hosted by the Iowa Department of Transportation on Wednesday will be held at the Crescent Fire Station. The public is welcome to attend.

I-680 is still scheduled to reopen at approximately 2 p.m. Wednesday. Vehicles representing the contractors responsible for the fast-track rebuilding of the highway will lead the way.

Event details

When: Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m.

Where: Crescent Fire Station, 102 W. Florence Street (just west of Old Lincoln Highway)

Parking: Parking will be available at the Pink Poodle Steakhouse, 633 Old Lincoln Highway; limited parking will also be available along Florence Street

Directions: From Council Bluffs; head north on I-29; take exit 61A toward Crescent; turn right onto Pottawattamie County Road 988 (Old Mormon Bridge Road); turn left onto Old Lincoln Highway; the Pink Poodle Steakhouse will be on the right


Formal remarks

                    Governor of Iowa Terry E. Branstad

                    Lieutenant Governor of Iowa Kim Reynolds

                    Federal Highway Administration Administrator Victor M. Mendez

                    Iowa Department of Transportation Director Paul Trombino III

                    Nebraska Department of Roads District 2 Engineer Tim Weander

                    Mayor of Council Bluffs Tom Hanafan

                    Mayor of Omaha Jim Suttle

Ceremonial "relinking" of Nebraska and Iowa



Media contact:  Dena Gray-Fisher, 515-239-1922 or [email protected]



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