Iowa DOT News Release

Traffic back on Iowa 5 bridge in Appanoose County

Posted on: October 27, 2010

AMES, Iowa – Oct. 27, 2010 – Opening a month earlier than estimated, Iowa 5 reopened today at mile marker 1.3 north of the Missouri state line between 600th and 610th streets near Exline in Appanoose County, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) District 5 maintenance office in Fairfield.

The road was closed July 20 due to flooding around a scour-critical bridge causing a 24-mile detour until a new structure was completed. 

Photographs of the damage can be viewed at the Iowa DOT’s Web site


Contact: Brian Morrissey at 641-469-4018 or


Iowa highway in the evening