Iowa DOT News Release

2017 annual report highlights progress on the Council Bluffs Interstate System Improvement Program #iatraffic 

Posted on: February 05, 2018

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Feb. 5, 2018 —The Council Bluffs Interstate System Improvement Program released its 2017 annual report today that highlights progress made on construction and design projects over the past year. The annual report features information about completed and active projects, public outreach, program status, statistics for work completed in 2017, and 2018 key projects.

“The program was very busy over the last year working toward opening capacity on westbound I-80 and southbound I-29 to reduce congestion and continue work on I-80 in both directions near the Missouri River bridge,” said Iowa Department of Transportation's District 4 Engineer Scott Schram. “The program’s annual report provides a high-level overview of all of the work and design engineering that occurred in 2017 to provide the public with a summary of how the Iowa DOT is working to deliver this important highway improvement project.”

To view the 2017 annual report online, visit To request a hard copy of the report, or for general information regarding the program, contact the Council Bluffs Interstate System Improvement Program office using contact details provided below.

The 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. For more information about the projects or to sign up for alerts, visit the program website at You may also contact the program office at 712-216-3339 or email at

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Contact: Scott Suhr at 712-326-3712 or

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