Thursday, October 6, 2022

Iowa’s I-80/I-380 Construction Project Update

I-80/I-380 Construction | I-80 Exit Guide

The Iowa Department of Transportation reports that as construction activities on and around the I-80/I-380 interchange continue, there are many construction crews, state inspectors, and large slow-moving equipment throughout the project area. Please reduce distractions and slow down when traveling through any work zone.

Construction activities in 2022 will include work such as:

  • Lane shifts on U.S. 218 to accommodate widening, grading, paving, and reconstruction of the U.S. 218 northbound lanes.
  • Lane shifts on I-380 to accommodate widening, grading, paving, and reconstruction of the I-380 southbound lanes.
  • Lane shifts on I-80 to accommodate widening, grading paving and reconstruction of the I-80 eastbound lanes.
  • Construction of the new I-80 bridges over Clear Creek.
  • Grading and paving work around the interchange area.
  • Construction of new I-380 southbound bridges over U.S. 6, Iowa Interstate Railroad, Clear Creek, I-80, and future ramps.
  • I-380 southbound to I-80 eastbound ramp paving and bridge construction. (New ramp opening Summer 2022.)
  • U.S. 218 northbound to I-80 westbound ramp paving and bridge construction

This is a high-level overview of different phases of the project. This project schedule is subject to change. Activities listed below are anticipated to begin during the following periods:

SPRING 2022 THROUGH AUGUST 2024

  • Temporary median pavement (crossovers) for staging traffic
  • New lanes and reconstruction of existing lanes on I-80 and I-380.
  • I-380 widening and reconstruction from near U.S. 6 to approximately 1.2 miles north of Forevergreen Road.
  • Construction of I-80 bridges over Clear Creek east of I-380 and over future ramp west of I-380; new bridge approaches.
  • Grading and paving of various ramps.
  • Staged grading and staged bridge construction for six southbound bridges on mainline I-380 and U.S. 218; new bridge approaches.
  • Construction of various ramp bridges over I-80; new bridge approaches.
  • Final I-80 and I-380 storm sewer, shoulder and median separation barrier work.
  • Construction of new Jasper Avenue (a.k.a. Park Road) Bridge over I-80, anticipated to be completed in 2024.
  • Final signing, lighting, message boards, pavement painting.
  • Final erosion control and seeding.
  • New east facing ramps at Ireland interchange.
  • New ramp tie-ins and ramp work on the west facing ramps at the Coral Ridge Avenue interchange.

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