Iowa DOT News Release

Plan Ahead: Southbound I-29 closed at South Expressway tomorrow

Posted on: February 13, 2020

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – Feb. 13, 2020 – Due to an overnight crash, southbound Interstate 29 will be closed at South Expressway for repairs tomorrow, Friday, February 14, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., weather permitting.

During the closure, southbound I-29 traffic is encouraged to use the eastbound I-80 Express (see map). Southbound I-29 Local traffic will need to exit at the South Expressway (Exit 49) and detour to U.S. 275, or find an alternate route.

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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Contact: Wendy Thompson at 712-326-3735 or

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