COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – Aug. 10, 2018 – On the evening of Tuesday, August 14, weather permitting, Iowa Department of Transportation maintenance will be changing exit number signing on Interstate 29 for the 24th Street and South Expressway exits in Council Bluffs (see map).
This change is designated to follow I-29 mileage for the final design of the dual-divided freeway. The outside lanes of the dual-divided freeway will be designated I-29/I-80 local and will follow the I-29 mileage in the ultimate design of the system.
Iowa DOT is in the process of reconstructing I-80, I-29 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.
The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey the posted speed limit and other signs in the work area, and be aware that traffic fines for moving violations are at least double in work zones. As in all work zones, drivers should stay alert, allow ample space between vehicles, and wear seat belts.
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