AMES, Iowa – Oct. 21, 2011 – The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) is announcing that Iowa 2 will be partially reopened to traffic on Monday, Oct. 24 at 4 p.m. Favorable weather has allowed the contractor to perform repair and rebuilding work at an accelerated pace; the bids for this project were opened Oct. 12.
This project extends from the Missouri River (near Nebraska City) east to approximately 2 ½ miles east of Interstate 29.
The Iowa DOT appreciates the efforts of the project’s prime contractor, C.J. Moyna & Sons Inc. of Elkader, Iowa, and all of their subcontractors and suppliers for getting this roadway reopened to traffic so quickly.
The Iowa DOT would also like to thank the public for their patience throughout the last four months since the Missouri River flooding began.
The importance of Iowa 2, as well as other roadways in western Iowa, to regional commercial travel, the economy, tourism and personal mobility has been evidenced by the closures. Their significance has been a driving force behind the Iowa DOT’s fast-track flood recovery effort.
For additional information about the Iowa DOT’s flood recovery activities, visit: http://www.iowadot.gov/floods/index.html. Weekly progress reports, web cam images of the I-680 project, and photos and video of all the areas under construction are offered.
Media contact: Dena Gray-Fisher, 515-239-1922 or firstname.lastname@example.org