Iowa DOT News Release

Drivers to experience significant traffic shift on I-80 and I-29 west of the south expressway beginning Nov. 7 #iatraffic

Posted on: November 05, 2014

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – Nov. 6, 2014 – Beginning at 6 a.m. Friday, Nov. 7, traffic on westbound Interstate 80 and northbound I-29 will shift to new pavement lanes west of the south expressway exit (exit 3), according to the Iowa Department of Transportation.

Motorists are urged to use caution when shifting onto the new permanent pavement, which is in place to prepare for the construction of westbound I-80 express lanes scheduled to begin in summer 2015.

Iowa DOT is in the process of reconstructing I-80, I-29, and I-480 in the Council Bluffs metropolitan area. This comprehensive interstate redesign will modernize the highway system and improve mobility and safety of approximately 18 miles of interstate. If you would like more information about this Council Bluffs Interstate Improvement Program project, visit:

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 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: Wendy Thompson at 712-216-3339 or  or visit for more information about the Council Bluffs Interstate Improvement Program


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