(AMES) Due to forecasted inclement weather, the Interstate 680 grand reopening ceremony being hosted by the Iowa Department of Transportation on Wednesday will be held at the Crescent Fire Station. The public is welcome to attend.
I-680 is still scheduled to reopen at approximately 2 p.m. Wednesday. Vehicles representing the contractors responsible for the fast-track rebuilding of the highway will lead the way.
The ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. at the Crescent Fire Station located at 102 W. Florence Street, just west of Old Lincoln Highway. Parking will be available at the Pink Poodle Steakhouse. Limited parking will also be available along Florence Street.
Formal remarks will be made by Governor Branstad, Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds, Federal Highway Administration Administrator Victor M. Mendez, Iowa Department of Transportation Director Paul Trombino III, Nebraska Department of Roads District 2 Engineer Tim Weander, Council Bluffs Mayor Tom Hanafan and Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle. There will be a ceremonial “re-linking” of Nebraska and Iowa, followed by refreshments.