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See it for yourself…time-lapse images of the I-680 rebuilding #MoRiver

AMES, Iowa – Oct. 31, 2011 – Many are astounded by how quickly Interstate 680 has been rebuilt considering the destruction of a 3.1-mile section of the highway by the Missouri River flooding. Now, you can see it for yourself by viewing the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) time-lapse video of images captured during reconstruction of this section of interstate. The video is available at

In addition to the I-680 video, the Iowa DOT has available on its website an entire collection of photos taken this summer and fall of the flooding and subsequent rebuilding projects at I-680, I-29, Iowa 2, Iowa 175, Iowa 333 and U.S. 30. Those photos are available at:

Additional video collected during June-September showing the flood mitigation work and damaged roadways is available on the Iowa DOT’s video gallery at:

The Iowa DOT’s fast-track flood recovery effort is continuing with the next milestone to be reached on Wednesday, Nov. 2 when I-680 is reopened to traffic around 2 p.m.


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













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