Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa DOT provides update on flooded roads in northeast Iowa

Posted on: July 28, 2011

AMES, Iowa – July 28, 2011 – 5 p.m. update – The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) is reporting that the U.S. 20 bridge over the Mississippi River is now open. The road was closed earlier today due to flash flooding.

At the present time, the following roadways are reported closed due to flooding in the region. 

  • U.S. 52 between Dubuque County Roads D-10 (near Sageville) and Y-21 (near Rickardsville)
  • U.S. 151 between Simon Road and Gehl Lane at Fillmore. Eastbound U.S. 151 traffic should exit at Cascade to northbound Iowa 136 to eastbound U.S. 20 to U.S. 151. Westbound traffic should exit U.S. 151 at westbound U.S. 20 to southbound Iowa 136 (near Dyersville) to U.S. 151.

Recently opened roads since last update

  • U.S. 20 bridge over the Mississippi River (new)
  • U.S. 20, at the 308 mile marker, near Peosta in Dubuque County

For the latest information on flooded road conditions in Iowa, call 511 or 800-288-1047 (anywhere in the United States); or visit


Media contact: Dena Gray-Fisher,

Iowa highway in the evening