The Iowa Department of Transportation will soon unveil its concept plans for the fourth segment of the Council Bluffs Interstate System Improvement Program.
On Thursday, the DOT announced that the plan will include the demolition of some houses in the city.
The project includes Interstate 29 from the Union Pacific Railroad Bridge to the south and stretches northward to follow the roadway’s bend to the east to near the 35th Street exit, according to Wendy Thompson, public information officer for the interstate program. The work will also include I-480 from I-29 to the Missouri River.
As part of the project, the DOT plans to purchase and demolish some houses in Council Bluffs, according to Wes Mayberry, a transportation engineer specialist out of the central office in Ames who’ll help oversee the segment four project.
The project will also require alterations to Dodge Riverside Golf Course. The work will impact the 13th hole green and surrounding area, along with the 14th hole tee and portions of the 14th hole fairway. On Monday night, the Council Bluffs City Council unanimously approved having Mayor Matt Walsh work with the DOT on accommodating the project.
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