Iowa DOT News Release

Update: Overnight closure scheduled for southbound I-29 near Council Bluffs Dec. 14 and 15

Posted on: December 14, 2015

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – Dec. 14, 2015 – Southbound Interstate 29 that was originally scheduled to be closed Sunday night will now be closed Monday and Tuesday nights, Dec. 14 and 15, from the I-29/I-80 interchange (exit 4) to the U.S 275/Iowa 92 interchange (exit 47) for demolition of the bridge over the interstate lanes, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation. The schedule change is due to weather conditions.

Ramp closures scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 14 and 15

  • At 6:30 p.m.: Westbound I-80 to southbound I-29 ramp will be closed to traffic.
  • At 7 p.m.: Eastbound I-80 to southbound I-29 ramp will be closed to traffic.

Southbound I-29 will be reopened to traffic at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 15 and 16.

Interstate travelers should follow the local detour during the closure. For more information, visit: or view the detour at:

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

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