Interstate 480 North / East

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Interstate 480 U.S. 75 North

Northbound U.S. 75 (Kennedy Freeway) transitions into Interstate 480 between D and C Streets, just ahead of the off-ramp for I-80 east to Council Bluffs, Iowa.
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A flyover joins I-480/U.S. 75 north with Interstate 80 west toward Lincoln.
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Two lanes navigate northward along I-480/U.S. 75 toward Downtown Omaha through the overlapping directional T interchanges with Interstate 80.
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I-480/U.S. 75 passes over both the Interstate 80 mainline and railroad tracks for BNSF, UP and AMTRAK.
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The western leg of I-480 runs between Hanscom Park and Columbus Park 1.5 miles north to Leavenworth Street west of Downtown Omaha.
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The three lane ramp connecting I-80 east with I-480/U.S. 75 north merges with the Gerald Ford Freeway a quarter mile ahead of the diamond interchange (Exit 1A) with Martha Street.
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The Omaha skyline rises to the northeast of I-480 by Hanscom Park.
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Ed Creighton Avenue west from I-480/U.S. 75 and Martha Street (Exit 1A) was formerly a part of N-38 until January 1, 2003. N-38 followed 32nd Avenue north from nearby to Center Street west across Omaha.
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U.S. 75 separates from I-480 along the North Freeway toward Florence in north Omaha. The North Freeway was historically designated Interstate 580.
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I-480 turns east toward Council Bluffs along the north side of Downtown Omaha. U.S. 75 extends north to Sorensen Parkway west and Arthur C. Storz Expressway east to Eppley Airfield (OMA).
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Interstate 480 East

The interchange joining I-480 (Gerald R. Ford Freeway) with the North Freeway (U.S. 75) originally had ramps for the unconstructed West Freeway. Completed in 2011, the exchange was rebuilt to both eliminate left exit ramps and remove unused connections to the West Freeway.
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Grading remains from the removed ramps to the West Freeway.
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Exit 2D lowers from the elevated lanes of I-480 east to both N 20th Street south into the Omaha central business district and Capitol Avenue east.
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I-480 proceeds east toward TD Ameritrade Park Omaha and CHI Health Center Omaha, the sports, entertainment and convention center area along the Missouri River.
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Exit 3A lowers onto N 14th Street south at Pioneer Courage Park and Capitol Avenue.
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The cluster of buildings on the block north of the Union Pacific Center in Downtown Omaha were demolished in 2007/08.
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U.S. 6 combines with Interstate 480 east from the couplet of Dodge / Douglas Streets at a wye interchange beyond 10th Street.
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Interstate 480 U.S. 6 East

I-480/U.S. 6 span the Missouri River across the Grenville Dodge Memorial Bridge to Council Bluffs, Iowa.
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A Union Pacific Railroad line crosses the Missouri River south of I-480/U.S. 6. Harrahs Council Bluffs Hotel and Casino lies along the east banks.
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Interstate 480 concludes at a directional T interchange with I-29 in a third of a mile.
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Exit 0 departs I-480/U.S. 6 east for Dodge Riverside Drive at N 41st Street. This exit was previously signed for Dodge Park.
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Ramps for I-29 north to Sioux City and I-29 south/U.S. 6 east separate from the freeway mainline at the 41st Street underpass. Major construction from November 2020 to 2023 replaces all ramps between I-29/480 with high speed flyovers.
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U.S. 6 was realigned off West Broadway through Council Bluffs in 2016. The highway overlaps with I-29 south to I-80 east to Exit 8.
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I-29 encircles Council Bluffs northeast to N 16th Street.
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Interstate 29 travels south from Council Bluffs to St. Joseph and Kansas City, Missouri.
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The freeway spurs east from I-480 to a half diamond interchange to 2nd Avenue east and from Avenue A west. These ramps will be demolished during the 2020-23 West Broadway Interchange project.
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The roadway from I-480 to West Broadway will be rebuilt at grade with intersections linking with new service roads along I-29.
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Two lanes transition directly onto West Broadway (former U.S. 6) from the east end of Interstate 480.
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Photo Credits:

09/05/05, 06/18/15, 03/28/16 by AARoads

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Page Updated 02-13-2020.