Iowa DOT News Release

Fast-track flood recovery effort results in partial reopening of Iowa 2 on Monday #MoRiver

Posted on: October 21, 2011

AMES, Iowa – Oct. 21, 2011 – The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) is announcing that Iowa 2 will be partially reopened to traffic on Monday, Oct. 24 at 4 p.m. Favorable weather has allowed the contractor to perform repair and rebuilding work at an accelerated pace; the bids for this project were opened Oct. 12. 

This project extends from the Missouri River (near Nebraska City) east to approximately 2 ½ miles east of Interstate 29.

  • The section of Iowa 2 between the Missouri River and I-29 will be partially reopened, allowing for two-way traffic in the eastbound lanes. The westbound lanes will remain closed while repair work is performed to the approaches of a dual set of bridges, and roadway and bridge slope protection under I-29.
  • The two-lane section of Iowa 2 from I-29 eastward will be fully reopened to traffic.
  • All ramps at the I-29/Iowa 2 interchange (exit 10) will be reopened.

The Iowa DOT appreciates the efforts of the project’s prime contractor, C.J. Moyna & Sons Inc. of Elkader, Iowa, and all of their subcontractors and suppliers for getting this roadway reopened to traffic so quickly.

The Iowa DOT would also like to thank the public for their patience throughout the last four months since the Missouri River flooding began.

The importance of Iowa 2, as well as other roadways in western Iowa, to regional commercial travel, the economy, tourism and personal mobility has been evidenced by the closures. Their significance has been a driving force behind the Iowa DOT’s fast-track flood recovery effort.

For additional information about the Iowa DOT’s flood recovery activities, visit: Weekly progress reports, web cam images of the I-680 project, and photos and video of all the areas under construction are offered.


Media contact:  Dena Gray-Fisher, 515-239-1922 or

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