Iowa DOT News Release

U.S. 30 to close temporarily between I-29 and Blair, Neb. #MoRiver

Posted on: October 19, 2011

AMES, Iowa – Oct. 19, 2011 – The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) is reporting that U.S. 30 between Interstate 29 (west of Missouri Valley) and the Missouri River (near Blair, Neb.) will be closed temporarily to rebuild the foreslopes and shoulders damaged by the flooding, and remove the TrapBags.

The project will be completed in two stages.

  • Stage 1 - U.S. 30 will be closed to all traffic for five continuous days, beginning at 9 a.m., Monday, Oct. 24.
  • Stage 2 - U.S. 30 will be open to single-lane traffic during daylight hours with use of flaggers and pilot cars. During nighttime hours, all lanes of U.S. 30 will be open to traffic by using a shoulder closure.

Persons wishing to cross the Missouri River may take the following detour on the Iowa side of the river.

  • Starting at the I-29/U.S. 30 interchange near Missouri Valley
  • Travel south on I-29 to I-80
  • Then west on I-80 across the Missouri River into Omaha, Neb.

As a reminder, I-680 is closed from I-29 west to the Missouri River. This road is currently being rebuilt following the flooding.


Media contact: Dena Gray-Fisher, 515-239-1922 or

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