OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Iowa Department of Transportation has provided updated information about closures on I-80 and I-29 in Council Bluffs. They said they're expecting significant delays as a result and are have suggested an alternate route for I-80 drivers.
Their updated release:
Updated interstate closures in Council Bluffs this week
(Council Bluffs, IA – April 24, 2019) – The schedule for interstate closures this week has been updated. All closures are weather permitting and could be rescheduled if weather impacts construction.
- Wednesday, April 24:
- The right lane of I-80 westbound Express, just east of South Expressway, will be closed for repairs beginning at 9:00 a.m. Closure will be taken down for the afternoon rush hour by 3:00 p.m.
- I-29 northbound between Nebraska Avenue and 9th Avenue will be closed overnight from 10:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Thursday morning. The I-29 northbound on-ramp at Nebraska Avenue will also be closed.
- Friday, April 26: The right lane of I-80 westbound Express, just east of South Expressway, will be closed for repairs beginning at 9:00 a.m. Closure will be taken down for the afternoon rush hour by 2:00 p.m.
Iowa DOT anticipates significant delays could occur during the I-80 westbound Express lane closure. Motorists are encouraged to use I-29 northbound/I-80 westbound Local lanes as an alternate route. Please allow for extra travel time while this interstate repair takes place.
Iowa DOT strives to minimize the impact construction has on travel and businesses. For more information or to sign up for alerts, visit the program website at www.CouncilBluffsInterstate.IowaDOT.gov [councilbluffsinterstate.iowadot.gov]. You can also contact the program office at 712-216-3339 or info@CouncilBluffsInterstate.com.