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Lane closures on westbound U.S. 275/Iowa 92/Veterans Memorial Highway at Metro Drive in Council Bluffs scheduled for Tuesday, April 9


ATLANTIC, Iowa – April 8, 2024 – If you drive on westbound U.S. 275/Iowa 92/Veterans Memorial Highway at Metro Drive in Council Bluffs you need to be aware of lane closures on Tuesday, April 9 that may impact your trip.

The Iowa DOT, in partnership with the City of Council Bluffs, will close U.S. 275/Iowa 92/Veterans Memorial Highway at Metro Drive to replace a traffic signal pole and mast arm. The scheduled lane closures will include occur at the following times.

  • From 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. the westbound lanes of the roadway will be closed.
  • From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the westbound left lane will open, and the westbound right lane will remain closed.
  • From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. both westbound lanes will close again. Work will then be completed after the roadway opens.

During this work, the traffic signal will be flashing red for all directions and temporary stop signs will be in place. Northbound left turns will be prohibited from the southbound Interstate 29 exit ramp. You will be detoured north on Metro Drive and Denmark Drive, west on 35th Avenue, and south on the South Expressway back to U.S. 275 (see map).

Help keep everyone on the road safer. 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, you should stay alert, allow ample space between vehicles, and wear seat belts.

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For general information about this project contact Austin Yates, District 4 Office, at 515-357-0783 or [email protected]

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