Northbound I-29 to westbound I-480 ramp in Council Bluffs to close Sept. 26 for repairs


September 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Transportation will be closing the northbound Interstate 29 to westbound I-480 ramp (exit 53A), in Council Bluffs Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 26 and 27, to make bridge repairs. Northbound I-29 traffic will be routed around the construction zone by exiting at 35th Street (exit 54B) and traveling south on I-29 to westbound I-480.

Motorists will want to allow some extra time in the morning hours to travel on this detour. The roadway should be reopened to traffic by Friday, Sept. 28, weather permitting. The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey posted speed limits 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.