Iowa DOT News Release

New northbound I-29 ramp opening tonight

Posted on: November 14, 2016

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – Nov. 14, 2016 – Road construction crews will open the new Interstate 29/80 ramp east of the Missouri River in Council Bluffs overnight tonight, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation.

Traffic impact

  • Beginning at 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, construction crews will shift traffic on westbound I-80/eastbound I-29 northbound between 24th Street and the Missouri River bridge, weather permitting.
  • The two left lanes of westbound I-80 and the 24th Street on-ramp to westbound I-80 will be closed.
  • Westbound I-80 traffic will be detoured from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. while crews complete final signing and painting.
  • Northbound I-29 northbound will remain open during the traffic shift, however, traffic will be restricted to one lane.
  • All impacted lanes and ramps will be opened by 5 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15.
  • Following the traffic shift, westbound I-80/northbound I-29 traffic will use the new ramp to northbound I-29 just west of the exiting ramp.

The new ramp will result in improved safety for all motorists because eastbound I-80 to northbound I-29 traffic merging with northbound I-29 northbound traffic will now enter from the right side.

Motorists are urged to use caution while becoming accustomed to shifting onto these new lanes.

Iowa DOT is working hard to keep the public informed of construction impacts and will actively seek opportunities to update the public regarding the project. Sign up to receive traffic alerts for the interstate routes that you use via Iowa DOT’s 511 Traveler Information site.

Iowa DOT is in the process of reconstructing I-29, I-80, and I-480 in the Council Bluffs metropolitan area as part of the Council Bluffs Interstate Improvement Program. This comprehensive interstate redesign, which will be delivered over the next eight to 10 years, will modernize the highway system and improve mobility and safety of approximately 18 miles of interstate.


Contact: Scott Suhr, Iowa DOT Transportation Planner at 712.326.3712 or 

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