State raising oft-flooded stretch of I-29 in western Iowa

Iowa News

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — The state of Iowa is raising an oft-flooded stretch of roadway just north of Council Bluffs to help keep Interstate 29 traffic moving when floodwater threatens.

The Iowa Transportation Department says lanes in the lowest I-29 section will be raised about 2 feet and northbound lanes between the Honey Creek and Loveland exits will be raised about a foot.

A crossover between the exits is being added to give officials the option of running two-way traffic in the northbound lanes.

The area has had repeated closures because of Missouri River flooding.

The more than $3 million project is expected to be completed by Dec. 1.

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