I-80/I-380 construction


Construction Updates

Get the most current construction information at 511ia.org.

2019 Construction

Construction activities on and around the Systems Interchange will increase during 2019. Travelers in the area can expect to continue to see construction preparation work like vegetation clearing, grading along shoulders and utility relocations throughout the area. Grading is planned along Ramp A in the northwest quadrant and along eastbound I-80 between Park Road and the railroad for later this spring and summer. Widespread grading is expected to take place starting as soon as late summer/early fall 2019. The 2019 construction activities map illustrates ongoing construction efforts and new anticipated activities that will begin in late summer/early fall.

Construction Alert: Due to inclement weather in the fall of 2018, final grading and gravel placement for the finished roadway could not be completed for the new Kansas Avenue realignment in the southwest quadrant of the I-80/I-380 Interchange. Work will begin in spring after winter weather subsides. The new Kansas Avenue road is anticipated to be open on or before June 1, 2019.

Additional construction activities planned for 2019 include:

  • I-380 Roadway construction in the median (grading and paving).Shoulder strengthening will begin along I-80, I-380, and U.S. 218 for future traffic shifts.
  • Grading work begins along the outside of I-80, I-380, and U.S. 218 for future widening.
  • Grading work and temporary paving work in various locations.

If you drive the 80/380 Systems Interchange, follow 511 to get the most current information about closures, lane shifts, and other construction-related impacts.

Ongoing 2019 Construction Activities

Project update

As of 3/21/2019

Traffic impacts and potential delays

For up to date traffic alerts and notifications, follow 511ia.org. Traffic impacts and potential delays due to construction may be experienced in the following areas:

  • Traffic will shift lanes on eastbound I-80 during various bridge widening and construction work in 2019.
  • Traffic shifts to temporary shoulder pavement during construction on two ramps:  Eastbound I-80 to southbound U.S. 218 and westbound I-80 to northbound I-380.
  • Kansas Avenue SW continues to be closed temporarily during construction.
  • Refer to the Forevergreen Road project page for Forevergreen Road updates.


It is anticipated that overnight closures will occur throughout the project. Please follow 511ia.org for the most current construction information and notifications.


IRXB Express Bus between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City is available for travelers in the area. Buses run every half-hour between 5:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Buses are ADA compliant and feature free Wi-Fi. A one-way ticket costs $3.50 and $7.00 for round trip. Commuter parking is available at IRXB stops.

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