COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Nov. 3, 2021 – To begin the next phase of interstate reconstruction in Council Bluffs, northbound Interstate 29 between 9th Avenue and Avenue G is expected to be closed to traffic on Monday, Nov. 15, weather permitting. Beginning on Nov. 8, weather permitting, the new Northbound Frontage Road will be opened to traffic ahead of the interstate closure. Several closures and detours will be in place to prepare for this traffic shift.
Expected Daytime Changes - Monday, Nov. 8:
Expected Nighttime Closures - Monday, Nov. 8:
Expected Daytime Changes/Closures - Tuesday, Nov. 9:
Expected nighttime closures - Tuesday, Nov. 9:
Beginning Sunday night, Nov. 14, construction crews will begin work to close northbound I-29 between 9th Avenue and Avenue G. This closure will be in place for approximately 21 months (Summer 2023). Traffic not destined for Council Bluffs should use detour routes. Local traffic will be detoured at 9th Avenue to the Northbound Frontage Road.
Iowa DOT encourages motorists to follow signs and use caution while becoming accustomed to new traffic patterns. A short video is available at www.CouncilBluffsInterstate.IowaDOT.gov to further demonstrate upcoming changes and impacts to travelers and local businesses in the area.
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 will modernize the highway system and improve mobility and safety of approximately 18 miles of interstate.
Iowa DOT is working hard to keep the public informed of construction impacts and actively seeks opportunities to update the public. For more information or to sign up for alerts, visit the program website at www.CouncilBluffsInterstate.IowaDOT.gov. You can also contact the program office at 712-216-3339 or info@CouncilBluffsInterstate.com.
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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