I-680 grand reopening ceremony to be held in Crescent


November 1st, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Due to forecasted inclement weather, the Interstate 680 grand reopening ceremony being hosted by the Iowa Department of Transportation on Wednesday will be held at the Crescent Fire Station (102 W. Florence Street, just west of Old Lincoln Highway). The public is welcome to attend. I-680 is still scheduled to reopen at approximately 2 p.m. Wednesday. Vehicles representing the contractors responsible for the fast-track rebuilding of the highway will lead the way.  Parking will be available at the Pink Poodle Steakhouse, 633 Old Lincoln Highway; limited parking will also be available along Florence Street.

The event will feature formal remarks from: Iowa Governor  Terry E. Branstad & Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds; Federal Highway Administration Administrator Victor M. Mendez; Iowa Department of Transportation Director Paul Trombino III;  Nebraska Department of Roads District 2 Engineer Tim Weander; Mayor of Council Bluffs Tom Hanafan & Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle.

There will also be a ceremonial “relinking” of Nebraska and Iowa, and refreshments.