Iowa DOT News Release

Traffic changes near I-29 and the U.S. 275/IA 92 interchange to begin Nov. 24 #iatraffic

Posted on: November 20, 2015

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – Nov. 20, 2015 – Local motorists and holiday travelers should be aware of several traffic changes in the area of Interstate 29 and the U.S. 275/Iowa 92 interchange beginning Tuesday, Nov. 24, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation.

Traffic impact

  • Construction crews will shift northbound traffic on I-29 to the newly constructed northbound lanes after the morning commute.
  • Motorists should continue to be cautious throughout the construction area as additional minor changes and shifts will occur over the next few weeks on I-29, in both directions, north and south of the interchange.
  • The on-ramp to northbound I-29, which has been closed since April, will be reopened on Monday, Dec. 7, weather permitting.
  • The northbound I-29 off-ramp will remain closed until spring 2016.

Iowa DOT is in the process of reconstructing I-29, I-80, 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. Motorists are encouraged to allow for extra travel time while this interstate improvement takes effect. If you would like more information about detours and traffic impacts visit the program website,

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Contact: Scott Suhr, Iowa DOT transportation planner, at 712-326-3712 or






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