Massive I-29 reconstruction project moves forward

Northbound work on the project should be complete by the end of the year

SIOUX CITY, Iowa - Major progress to report Tuesday on the I-29 project near downtown Sioux City.  Drivers are getting a much clearer view of just how massive the reconstruction effort is.

The Iowa D-O-T tells us, many folks have been caught off guard by how high the interstate will tower over downtown.

It's the northbound lanes that are taking shape while southbound still has a lot of work still ahead. The whole project is set to be complete in 2019, but the northbound side will be done by the end of this year. 

"If you're driving through that area, you'll notice that the beams are up on the bridge for that exit. Contractors have been working on the grating. They've removed the pavement of the old exit. They're looking at probably two weeks to start putting concrete up for the pavement to the south of that area and they're hoping to have the new exit ramp open probably around the first of July," says Dakin Schultz, of the Iowa DOT.

The northbound lanes will be complete this year but then work on Wesley Parkway will start. Once the southbound side is complete in 2019,  more work will be done on Hamilton Blvd. 
 

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