Iowa DOT News Release



Iowa roadways remain closed due to flooding- 11:30 a.m. Update

Posted on: June 13, 2008

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AMES, Iowa – Flooding continues to affect many roadways in the state, according to Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) officials. Iowans are urged to closely monitor conditions and never enter a water-covered roadway.

The Iowa DOT's temporary customer service phone line will be in operation from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily until further notice. That number is 866-452-8510. This number was set up for assisting travelers navigate state roadway closings. It is not an emergency number. Emergency calls should be made to 911. This phone line is extremely busy, so if you get a busy signal please call back.

New or updated road closures

  • U.S. 6: in Johnson County – U.S. 6 is closed from Burlington Street to the intersection of Iowa 1 West within the city of Iowa City due to flooding. (This is an update to a previous entry)
  • U.S. 6: in Muscatine County – U.S. 6 is closed from Muscatine County Road X-46 to Iowa 38 due to flooding.
  • Iowa 22: in Washington County - Iowa 22 is closed at Washington County Road County Road W-64. Traffic is not advised on Iowa 22 from U.S. 218 to Muscatine. The roadway is still open east of Nichols, but the water is rising rapidly in this area and the road is expected to close very soon.

Roadways now open to traffic since the last update

  • Iowa 16: in Lee County – Iowa 16 is open to traffic from Lee County Road W-55 in Houghton to U.S. 218/Iowa 27.
  • U.S. 218 ramp in Black Hawk County – The southbound U.S. 218 exit and entrance ramps at Lone Tree Road are open. The northbound ramps remain closed.

Previously mentioned and updated road closures

Interstate routes

  • I-29: All exit and entrance ramps at McPaul interchange– All exit and entrance ramps are closed at the McPaul interchange (exit 20) in Fremont County.
  • I-80 and Dubuque Street interchange: in Johnson County – Flood waters are over Dubuque Street south of this interchange in Iowa City. The southbound exit from I-80 is closed.
  • I-80 in Cedar County : Both east- and westbound lanes of I-80 are closed at milepost 266, just west of the Iowa 38 interchange. This road is expected to remain closed for two to three days. The detour route is U.S. 61 north to U.S. 20 in Dubuque, west on U.S. 20 to Interstate 35, and south on Interstate 35 to Interstate 80 in Des Moines.
  • I-380 and H Avenue Interchange:  in Linn County (ramp closure only) – The southbound I-380 exit ramp (#21) to H Avenue has been closed due to flooding.
  • I-380 and 1 st Avenue interchange: in Linn County (ramp closures only) – The northbound I-380 entrance ramp (#19A) to 1st Avenue West and the southbound I-380 exit ramp (#19B) have been closed due to flood waters over 1st Avenue West in downtown Cedar Rapids. I-380 remains open.
  • I-380 and 1 st Street interchange: in Linn County (ramp closures only) – The northbound I-380 exit ramp (#19C) to 1 st Street West and the southbound I-380 exit ramp (#20A) to 1st Street East have been closed due to flood in downtown Cedar Rapids. I-380 remains open.
  • I-380 exit ramp Diagonal Drive Interchange:  in Linn County (ramp closure only) – The northbound I-380 exit ramp (#19A) to Diagonal Drive has been closed due to flooding.   

U.S. routes

  • U.S. 6: in Johnson County - The road is closed on U.S. 6 within the city of Coralville from 6th Avenue to Rocky Shore Drive due to rising waters. 
  • U.S. 6: in Johnson County – U.S. 6 is closed from Iowa 1 to Gilbert Street within the city of Iowa City.
  • U.S. 18: in Floyd County – Portions of U.S. 18 in Floyd County are open. While flood waters have receded, the water damaged the roadway east of Charles City. U.S. 18 will remain closed from Charles City to New Hampton until repairs can be made. Detour using local roads.
  • U.S. 30: in Linn County - Both east- and westbound lanes are closed now from Interstate 380 to Iowa 1 (Mount Vernon).
  • U.S. 30: in Boone County – U.S. 30 is closed at the Des Moines River west of the city of Boone.
  • U.S. 52: Dubuque County – Road is closed between Sageville and Rickardsville due to flooding.
  • U.S 59: in Page County – U.S. 59 north of Shenandoah is closed due to flooding on the East Nishnabotna River.
  • U.S. 61: in Scott County – U.S. 61 is closed in the city of Davenport from Iowa 22 to U.S. 67 south due to the rising  Mississippi River.
  • U.S. 61: in Louisa County – U.S. 61 is closed from the north city limits of Wapello to south of Iowa 92.
  • U.S. 63: in Tama County This road is closed south of Tama due to flooding of the Iowa River.
  • U.S. 65/Iowa 5 bypass: in Polk County – U.S. 65 is closed in both directions from U.S. 69 (E. 14th Street) to Iowa 163/University Avenue due to the rising Des Moines River.
  • U.S. 65: in Cerro Gordo County – The outside lanes of U.S. 65 are closed on the north edge of Mason City.
  • U.S. 65: in Polk County – The Vandalia Road exit from U.S. 65 in Pleasant Hill is closed.
  • U.S. 67: in Scott County - U.S. 67 is now closed in the City of Davenport from 8th Street to the Illinois State Line (this is an update to a previous closure).
  • U.S. 136/U.S. 61: Lee County –  U.S. 136/U.S. 61 is closed until further notice due to flooding at the Missouri state line.
  • U.S. 151/Iowa 13:  Linn County – Road is closed on just north of U.S. 30 to Mount Vernon Road due to flooding.
  • U.S. 151 Business: in Linn County – The city of Cedar Rapids is closing the 1st Avenue bridge (also Business U.S. 151) due to rising flood waters.
  • U.S. 151: in Linn County – Road closed from Iowa 220 to U.S. 6 between the town of Amana and Homestead.
  • U.S. 169: in Dallas County – U.S. 169 is closed in Adel. Traffic is being detoured using Dallas County roads F-65 and P-58 and Iowa 44.
  • U.S. 218 ramp: in Black Hawk County – The Iowa 57 westbound ramp from U.S. 218 southbound is closed.
  • U.S. 218 ramp in Black Hawk County – The northbound U.S. 218 ramps at Lone Tree Road U.S. 218 remain closed.
  • U.S. 218: in Benton County – U.S. 218 is now closed from Iowa 8 north to La Porte City.
  • U.S. 275: in Fremont County – This roadway is closed from the Missouri state line to Fremont County Road J-64 (old Iowa 333) at Hamburg.

Iowa routes

  • Iowa 1: in Linn County – Road closed from U.S. 30 to the city of Solon due to flooding.
  • Iowa 3: in Butler County – This highway is closed west of Shell Rock. There is roadway damage that must be repaired.
  • Iowa 5: in Warren County – Northbound Iowa 5 is closed at Hartford. Water is over the road about 2.5 miles north of the intersection of Iowa 5 and Warren County Road G-24.
  • Iowa 14: north of Marshalltown Iowa 14 is closed beginning at Marshall County Road E-27 due to rising waters from the Iowa River.
  • Iowa 21: from Iowa 212 north to Benton County Road E-66 The road remains closed south of Belle Plaine.
  • Iowa 24: in Winneshiek County – Iowa 24 is closed at Fort Atkinson . This will be a long-term closure for bridge repair.
  • Iowa 28: in Warren County – Iowa 28 is closed south of Norwalk due to flooding of the North River.
  • Iowa 57: in Black Hawk County – Iowa 57 is closed from Cedar Falls to U.S. 218.
  • Iowa 92: in Louisa County – Iowa 92 is closed in Columbus Junction. Traffic is being detoured onto local roads.
  • Iowa 92: in Mahaska County – Iowa 92 is closed at Mahaska County Road V-13. Traffic is being detoured on local roads.
  • Iowa 92: in Marion County – Iowa 92 is closed to traffic from Mahaska County line west to Marion County Road T-17 due to flooding.
  • Iowa 220: in Iowa County – Iowa 220 is closed between South Amana and West Amana.
  • Iowa 150: in Buchanan County – High water at the bridge over the Wapsipinicon River has closed this road in Independence.
  • Iowa 150: Benton County – Iowa 150 is closed in Vinton.
  • Iowa 330: south of Albion in Marshall County – This road is closed due to rising waters from the Iowa River.
  • Iowa 934: in Waterloo - Iowa 934 (University Avenue) in Waterloo is closed from Ansborough Avenue to U.S. 63.
  • Louisa County : Meyerholz Lake Area – Louisa County Road G-26 is closed. Several local roads are also closed in this area.

Flood safety tips and other helpful information for travelers are available at: http://iowadot.gov/floods/index.html

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Iowa highway in the evening