October 30, 2014
Interstate travelers on I-80 westbound will no longer have to deal with a bumpy ride. The Iowa DOT is improving I-80 westbound lanes just east of the Madison Avenue interchange in Council Bluffs. The current subsurface drainage system in this area has led to an uneven roadway surface and degradation of the pavement in this area. 13,500 vehicles a day use this section of I-80 westbound northeast of Madison Avenue.
To prevent this issue from reoccurring, the existing pavement is being replaced and the subsurface drainage system will be improved. Construction began this summer and will last until the end of October (weather permitting). I-80 westbound has been reduced to one lane near Valley View and Mosquito Creek during construction, so be aware of any potential impacts. More information about this project and the construction schedule can be found on the program website.