Iowa DOT News Release

Update: Lane closure scheduled for westbound I-80/northbound I-29 near Council Bluffs postponed to Jan. 6

Posted on: December 29, 2015

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – Dec. 29, 2015 – The right lane of westbound Interstate 80/northbound I-29 between the I-80/I-29 interchange (exit 4) and 24th Street (exit 2), originally scheduled for repair tonight, will be closed for repairs Wednesday, Jan. 6, beginning at 9 a.m., weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation.

Motorists are encouraged to find alternative routes during this project, as significant delays could occur.

Repairs should be completed and the roadway reopened to traffic by 5 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 7.

The 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. 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,


Contact: Scott Suhr, Iowa DOT transportation planner, at 712-216-3339 or

Iowa highway in the evening