COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – Oct. 28, 2020 – Construction crews will be conducting emergency repairs on eastbound I-80 express lanes in Council Bluffs this week. Motorists should plan accordingly as multiple areas will be temporarily closed during repairs.
On Wednesday, Oct. 28, southbound I-29/eastbound I-80, motorists traveling in the immediate area will be required to exit at the South Expressway beginning at 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, weather permitting. Eastbound I-80 express lane drivers will be required to use the local lanes and exit at the South Expressway beginning at 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29. Please follow detours to U.S. 275/Iowa 92 to get to the interstate.
On Thursday, Oct. 29, I-29 southbound/I-80 eastbound local traffic will continue to exit at South Expressway until 2 p.m., weather permitting. I-29 southbound/I-80 eastbound on ramps at 24th Street and South Expressway will also remain closed. Plan ahead and follow detours to U.S. 275/Iowa 92 to get to the interstate.
On Thursday, October 29, southbound I-29/eastbound I-80 local drivers will be required to exit at South Expressway beginning at 7 p.m. until 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, weather permitting. Eastbound I-80 Express will be reduced to one lane beginning at 7 p.m. until 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30th. Please follow the detour to U.S. 275/Iowa 92 to get to the interstate.
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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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