Iowa DOT News Release

U.S. 6 to open in Council Bluffs today

Posted on: December 11, 2019

Council Bluffs, Iowa – Dec. 11, 2019 – Good news for travelers in the Council Bluffs area, U.S. 6 is expected to open today, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 4 office.

Traffic will be able to use both eastbound lanes while westbound traffic will have one lane. Traffic has been head-to-head throughout the summer. This segment is part of a two-year project to replace the pavement in the area.  Asphalt shoulders and other items will be completed next spring.

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.

The latest traveler information is available anytime through our 511 system. Visit; call 511 (within Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (nationwide); stay connected with 511 on Facebook or Twitter (find links at, or download the free app to your mobile device.

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Contact: Scott Suhr at 712-243-7627 or

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