$700 million I-80/29 reconstruction project

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Re: $700 million I-80/29 reconstruction project

Postby MTO » Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:14 pm

Looking good, this is going to be an impressive system when complete.
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Re: $700 million I-80/29 reconstruction project

Postby skinzfan23 » Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:00 am

Changes to Council Bluffs Interstate interchange may be around the bend

Motorists driving east from downtown Omaha may see a changing Interstate interchange as the next decade dawns.
The Iowa Department of Transportation is in the early stages of planning for a modernized and revamped Interstate 480/Interstate 29/West Broadway interchange as part of the reconstruction of the Interstate system in Council Bluffs.

Officials hope construction on the interchange project will begin in 2020 and wrap up in 2024, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation. Exactly what the new interchange will look like has not been determined, but plans call for direct access to West Broadway from I-29, something that is not available now. Environmental studies are underway, with design alternatives being drawn up.

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Re: $700 million I-80/29 reconstruction project

Postby MTO » Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:52 pm

2020 to 2024 and I thought they were accelerating the timeline on this portion.
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Re: $700 million I-80/29 reconstruction project

Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:53 am

It seems that the whole interstate project in CB is taking way longer than it should. I remember when they reconstructed the S 24th St bridge as one of the first steps to widening I-80. That bridge was completed in 2001. So here we are 15 years later, and still a ton of work to do on the roadway under the bridge.

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Re: $700 million I-80/29 reconstruction project

Postby Brad » Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:22 am

skinzfan23 wrote:It seems that the whole interstate project in CB is taking way longer than it should. I remember when they reconstructed the S 24th St bridge as one of the first steps to widening I-80. That bridge was completed in 2001. So here we are 15 years later, and still a ton of work to do on the roadway under the bridge.


If you go back and read the first page of this thread, it says the "First portion of this project will start in 2008" which was the Missouri River Bridge. I am guessing if the south 24th street bridge was finished in 2001, it needed to be replaced anyways and was built large enough to accommodate I80 in the future.

That said, I think since 2008 they have done a lot.
-Build a new 6 lane bridge over a major river
-Rebuild an existing 6 lane bridge over a major river
-Levee work
-partially rebuild the west interchange including two very long bridges.
-start rebuilding the east interchange with high clearance bridges for a new railroad alignment
-grading for new railroad alignment

Not to mention many of these projects are in terrible soil conditions where they have done a lot of soil prep that nobody ever sees. Most of that east interchange is built on top of a swamp.
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Re: $700 million I-80/29 reconstruction project

Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:27 am

You are right Brad, they have done a lot and I know that it is a huge undertaking. It just seems that 15 years is a long time for completion. Hopefully they build it properly and it won't need redone for another 50 years. There is no doubt the expanded lanes will be able to handle capacity.

I can say this...I am glad that for once they are investing heavily in the interstate in the state of Iowa's largest metro. It seemed like in the 80's and 90's, the only large construction projects were in the Des Moines area.

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Re: $700 million I-80/29 reconstruction project

Postby EastCB » Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:52 am

skinzfan23 wrote:It seems that the whole interstate project in CB is taking way longer than it should. I remember when they reconstructed the S 24th St bridge as one of the first steps to widening I-80. That bridge was completed in 2001. So here we are 15 years later, and still a ton of work to do on the roadway under the bridge.


The bridge was completed in 2008.

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Re: $700 million I-80/29 reconstruction project

Postby EastCB » Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:03 am

The first 8 years 425 million was spent on the reconstruction. The next 5 years 571 million will be spent. And finally, the last 2 years it will be 260 million. Considering that there are other highway projects in Iowa, I think this is pretty good.

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Re: $700 million I-80/29 reconstruction project

Postby MTO » Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:50 pm

And once those are wrapped up DSM will be getting its second beltway.
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Re: $700 million I-80/29 reconstruction project

Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:55 am

On Monday, June 13, construction crews will shift traffic overnight on I-80 westbound /I-29 northbound between 24th Street and the Missouri River Bridge,weather permitting.

Following the traffic shift, a fourth lane of roadway for I-29/I-80 will be added at the 24th Street on-ramp and
traffic staying on I-80 westbound at the I-80/I-29 interchange will shift over to the new permanent westbound
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Re: $700 million I-80/29 reconstruction project

Postby icejammer » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:21 pm

IDOT says $100M to be spent on interstate system

About $110 million will be spent this year improving the interstate highway system in Council Bluffs as the largest highway funding effort ever by the Iowa Department of Transportation continues.

Seven specific projects for 2017 have either started or will soon, officials explained during a public meeting at the local DOT office at the Mall of the Bluffs. . .
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Re: $700 million I-80/29 reconstruction project

Postby icejammer » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:27 pm

Reconstruction on western section of Bluffs interstate system set for 2020

Reconstruction is set to start in 2020 on the western section of the Council Bluffs interstate system, which will carry a price tag of $238 million. . .

“The interchange of I-29 and I-480 will be completely reconstructed,” said Wendy Thompson, the project’s public information officer.

A main feature with this will involve moving northbound I-29 traffic to the right side in exiting to I-480 as opposed to the left side entry now, Thompson said. Other key points include the elimination of the current partial interchange at North 35th Street.

The interchange on Avenue G for southbound I-29 traffic will be moved further north, she added. This will reduce what she described as a “weaving conflict” that is present today.

The project will also involve 14 new bridges. . .
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Re: $700 million I-80/29 reconstruction project

Postby Brad » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:29 pm

Better interchanges should really help the north side of Council Bluffs. Looking forward to this.
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Re: $700 million I-80/29 reconstruction project

Postby Brad » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:16 am

Cool photo tweeted by Lt Budd of the Council Bluff Police Department this morning:

https://twitter.com/CBLtBudd/status/920810880325029888

@CBLtBudd wrote:Friday morning - New off ramp to So Expressway will be open for 80 WB traffic. I29 N traffic for So Expressway needs to exit at Hwy 92
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Re: $700 million I-80/29 reconstruction project

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:21 pm

That is one very cool looking photo :thumb: ...

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Re: $700 million I-80/29 reconstruction project

Postby HR Paperstacks » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:17 pm

Brad wrote:Cool photo tweeted by Lt Budd of the Council Bluff Police Department this morning:

https://twitter.com/CBLtBudd/status/920810880325029888

@CBLtBudd wrote:Friday morning - New off ramp to So Expressway will be open for 80 WB traffic. I29 N traffic for So Expressway needs to exit at Hwy 92
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He also posted this video: https://twitter.com/CBLtBudd/status/921164372394807297


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