Eastern Hills Drive is located within the City of Council Bluffs, in Pottawattamie County, Iowa. The study area extends between US 6 and IA 92 (See Exhibit-Page 3). The proposed action is to improve the transportation network within the study limit. The purpose of the project is to improve the transportation network east of Council Bluffs by completing Eastern Hills Drive between US 6 and IA 92, while providing improved connections to developments along Greenview Road, Steven Road, and Cottonwood Road (L43).
The project’s stated needs include:
Provide local system transportation system continuity
Support planned land development in Council Bluffs and Pottawattamie County
Increase the capacity of existing roads to accommodate future traffic demands
Improve safety and emergency access
Use Congressionally-Directed Funding
The No Build and Build Alternatives will continue to be analyzed and screened to determine alternatives to be studied further in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).