OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Council Bluffs drivers will soon have more options to travel within the I-80 eastbound and I-29 southbound segment of the dual, divided freeway. First, though, a series of overnight closures will hit the area for construction crews to install overhead signs and pavement markings on both I-80 eastbound and I-29 southbound.
The specific dates and details of the closures are subject to weather conditions and will be announced through 511ia.org and on social media.
The freeway design will separate through traffic on I-80 from local traffic on I-29 destined for Council Bluffs. Drivers that are wanting to travel to destinations within Council Bluffs will need to choose local lanes to access the exits at 24th Street and South Expressway. Drivers wishing to travel through Council Bluffs without stopping should choose the Express lanes.
The Iowa DOT encourages motorists to plan ahead, avoid distractions, follow signs, and use caution while becoming accustomed to new traffic patterns.
3 News Now reporter Sydney Gray looked into the dual, divided highway back in March.