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Iowa DOT establishes multi-state detour due to multiple flood-related closures on I-29 

AMES, Iowa – March 15, 2019 – 3PM – Due to multiple flood closures on I-29 from the I-680 interchange (near Loveland) to the Iowa/Missouri border, the Iowa Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the Iowa State Patrol, has established the following detour route for Interstate travelers using I-29.

Northbound I-29 traffic is being detoured at I-35 in Kansas City, where travelers will continue north on I-35 into Iowa. From Des Moines, travelers will drive west on I-80 and continue onto I-680 to connect back with I-29 in Iowa.

Southbound I-29 traffic will be detoured at Loveland onto eastbound I-680 where travelers will continue on to eastbound I-80 to Des Moines. From Des Moines, travelers will head south on I-35 into Missouri where travelers can connect with I-29 in Missouri.

Travelers should be aware that westbound I-680 on the detour route in Iowa is reduced to one lane due to damage from previous flood waters.

Several roads surrounding I-29 and others throughout the state are also being impacted by flood waters creating difficulty for local traffic to navigate the area. This is a rapidly changing situation, and travelers are urged to check 511 for current flood-related closures and detour routes.

Visit; call 511 (within Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (nationwide); stay connected with 511 on Facebook or Twitter (find links at; or download the free app to your mobile device.

To receive email or text alerts about traffic incidents, road closures, traffic delays, and other restrictions that affect this highway route or other routes you travel, the Iowa DOT offers the “Your 511” option on It’s easy to subscribe to Your 511 and sign up to receive the email/text alerts. Visit for simple, step-by-step instructions.

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