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District 4-Southwest

Ramp closure on westbound I-80 at the Van Meter interchange (exit 113) scheduled for Sunday, July 21

July 17, 2024

CRESTON, Iowa – July 17, 2024 – If you access westbound interstate 80 at the Van Meter interchange (exit 113) you need to be aware of an upcoming construction project that may slow down your trip. Crews will be closing the westbound Interstate 80 on ramp near Van Meter (exit 113) beginning at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, until May 2026, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Creston Construction office. While the roadway is closed, you...

Daytime ramp closures from eastbound I-80 to westbound I-880 scheduled for July 24 and July 25

July 16, 2024

ATLANTIC, IOWA – July 16, 2024 – If you travel on eastbound Interstate 80 to reach westbound I-880 in Pottawattamie County you need to be aware of an upcoming maintenance project that may slow down your trip, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 4 Office. Crews will close the ramp from eastbound I-80 to westbound I-880 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, July 24 and July 25, weather permitting, so work can take place....

Overnight road closure on eastbound I-80 at the Van Meter interchange (exit 113) scheduled for Monday, July 15

July 12, 2024

CRESTON, Iowa – July 12, 2024 – You may notice a delay on eastbound Interstate 80 near Van Meter (exit 113) overnight from 10 p.m. on Monday, July 15 until 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16, weather permitting. The Iowa Department of Transportation needs to close the roadway overnight at the Van Meter interchange (exit 113) to allow the contractor work on concrete paving. While the roadway is closed, you will follow a marked detour route that will use the...

Update: I-29 and I-680 near Council Bluffs to partially reopen this afternoon at 6 p.m. following flooding

July 3, 2024

ATLANTIC, IOWA – July 3, 2024 – Interstate 29 and I-680 north of Council Bluffs, which was originally scheduled to partially reopen at 3 p.m. today will now partially reopen at approximately 6 p.m. today, following severe flooding in the area. You should expect intermittent lane closures on I-680 between the Mormon Bridge and Exit 61, Old Mormon Bridge, and on I-29 between I-680 and Exit 71, I-880 near Loveland. All lanes will be open on I-29 south of I-680....

I-29 and I-680 near Council Bluffs to partially reopen this afternoon following flooding

July 3, 2024

ATLANTIC, IOWA – July 3, 2024 – Interstate 29 and I-680 north of Council Bluffs are expected to partially reopen at approximately 3 p.m. today, following severe flooding in the area. You should expect intermittent lane closures on I-680 between the Mormon Bridge and Exit 61, Old Mormon Bridge, and on I-29 between I-680 and Exit 71, I-880 near Loveland. All lanes will be open on I-29 south of I-680. If you are traveling west out of Crescent on Old...

Iowa DOT Flood Response and Recovery

June 26, 2024

AMES, Iowa – June 26, 2024 - As a result of record flooding in northwest Iowa, the Iowa DOT has been working to keep you safe and informed, and we are doing our best to get you where you need to go. Since late last week, we have worked closely with vital transportation stakeholders including cities, counties, railroads, airports, and public transit providers to coordinate flood response. The flooding emergency is a rapidly evolving situation and road closures and the...

Update: Overnight road closure on eastbound I-80 in West Des Moines rescheduled for Wednesday, June 26

June 26, 2024

CRESTON, Iowa – June 26, 2024 – You may notice a delay on eastbound Interstate 80 west of Des Moines overnight from 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26 until 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 27, weather permitting. This road closure was originally scheduled for Tuesday night, June 25, but was cancelled due to storms in the area. The Iowa Department of Transportation needs to close the road overnight between Jordan Creek Parkway and I-35/80 to allow the contractor to adjust...

Update: I-29 and I-680 north of Council Bluffs to close later tonight due to flooding

June 25, 2024

ATLANTIC, IOWA – June 25, 2024 – If you travel on Interstate 29 or I-680 north of Council Bluffs, the Iowa Department of Transportation intends to close I-29 from 25th Street at the north edge of Council Bluffs to the I-29/880 interchange near Loveland later tonight. In addition, the portion of I-680 west of I-29 located in Iowa will also be closed. Those roadways were originally announced to close around 11 a.m. However, Iowa DOT staff are working to keep...

Overnight road closure on eastbound I-80 in West Des Moines scheduled for Tuesday, June 25

June 14, 2024

CRESTON, Iowa – June 14, 2024 – You may notice a delay on eastbound Interstate 80 west of Des Moines overnight from 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25 until 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26, weather permitting. The Iowa Department of Transportation needs to close the road overnight between Jordan Creek Parkway and I-35/80 to allow the contractor to adjust the eastbound lanes to normal traffic patterns. While the roadway is closed, you will follow a marked detour route using...

Road closure at the Pottawattamie County Road L-55 bridge over I-80 (exit 23) in Neola scheduled for Monday, July 1

June 12, 2024

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – June 12, 2024 – If you travel on the Pottawattamie County Road L-55 bridge over Interstate 80 in Neola you should be aware of an upcoming road closure that may slow down your trip. The Iowa DOT’s Council Bluffs construction office announces that both directions of Pottawattamie County Road L-55 at I-80 (exit 23) will be closed on Monday, July 1, weather permitting, so crews work on repairs to the bridge approach and guardrails. If you...

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