Project Reports

Modifications of Council Bluffs Levee Unit II - Bridge and Roadway Construction

Published May 26, 2016
Expiration date: 6/24/2016

Summary: The proposed project consists of removing the existing I-80/I-29 eastbound bridge, constructing new I-80 eastbound and I-29 southbound bridges over Indian Creek, and constructing I-80/I-29 roadway improvements (bridge approaches, embankments, and traffic lanes) within the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) project boundaries of Council Bluffs Levee Unit II. The proposed project also includes constructing a temporary impervious levee before removal of the existing bridge abutments to maintain an equal line of flood protection during removal of existing bridge abutments and construction of new abutments. A Section 408 application has been submitted, and the Omaha District has reviewed the package to ensure the proposed project would not be injurious to the public interest or impair the usefulness of the USACE Civil Works Project.

Geographic Scope: Three miles upstream of the confluence of Indian Creek with the Missouri River in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Impacts: None

Decision/Date: Made following close of public comment period.