Iowa DOT News Release



Iowa highways affected by flooding

Posted on: April 28, 2011

AMES, Iowa – April 28, 2011 – 4 p.m. – Flooding remains an issue on a few eastern Iowa roadways and bridges, according to Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) officials. In addition to the state highway closures and restrictions listed below, county roads and city streets may be affected by flood waters in other Iowa locations.

Roads opened since last update

  • U.S. 61/U.S. 136, Lee County
    This roadway had been closed due to flooding just south of the Iowa/Missouri state line. Traffic normally going across the Des Moines River bridge near Keokuk, Iowa, was directed to the Des Moines River bridge at St. Francisville, Mo. 

Previously announced road closures

  • Iowa 92: in Muscatine County
    Iowa 92 is closed from U.S. 61 south of Muscatine to the Iowa 92 bridge. Traffic is being routed on the U.S. 61 bypass (Burlington Road).The Iowa 92 Mississippi River bridge remains open.
  • U.S. 61: in Davenport, Scott County
    Business U.S. 61 between Iowa 22 and U.S. 67 (River Drive) is closed, extending from  Brady Street to Iowa 22 (Rockingham Road). Northbound Business U.S. 61 traffic will be detoured at Iowa 22 (Rockingham Road) to Division Street, and then continue on Third Street. Southbound traffic will take Fourth Street to Division Street, and then continue on Iowa 22 (Rockingham Road). No oversize loads are permitted on the detour.
  • U.S. 67, Scott County
    This roadway is closed between U.S. 61 and Interstate 74 near Davenport. Traffic should follow marked detour. No oversize loads are permitted on the detour.

For current updates on Iowa road conditions – 24 hours a day, visit www.511ia.org or call 511. 

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