Iowa DOT News Release

Interstate 29 closed from Bartlett interchange (exit 24) south to Missouri border #MoRiver

Posted on: June 30, 2011

AMES, Iowa – June 30, 2011: 9 a.m. – The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) is reporting that Interstate 29 from the Bartlett, Iowa, interchange (exit 24) south to the I-29/U.S. 136 interchange in Missouri is now closed due to flooding.

Southbound I-29 traffic:

  • Use exit 24 (near Bartlett) to U.S. 34 or take interchanges north of this area for other destinations. 

Northbound I-29 traffic detour:

  • Starting at the I-29/U.S. 136 interchange in Missouri
  • Go east on U.S. 136 to U.S. 71 north
  • Take U.S. 71 north to Iowa 92 (at Lyman)
  • Go west on Iowa 92 to I-29 at Council Bluffs

U.S. 34 in Iowa and the Plattsmouth Bridge over the Missouri River between Iowa and Nebraska remains open at this time. However, there is construction in the area that involves a detour and head-to-head traffic. This area continues to be threatened by flood waters and conditions could change.

Key traveler information resources

  • Iowa DOT’s flood information call center 866-452-8510, open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, speak to an operator for travel assistance
  • Road condition information 24 hours a day: visit, or call 511 (in Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (outside of the state) for a recorded message of road closures
  • Iowa DOT on Twitter-!/iowadot/
  • View the flooded Iowa roads map for road closures, detours and areas at risk of flooding –



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