Iowa DOT News Release



Northbound Interstate 29 reopened from U.S. 34 to Council Bluffs 

Posted on: March 23, 2019

AMES, Iowa – March 23, 2019 – NOON – The Iowa Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the Iowa State Patrol, has reopened northbound I-29 from the U.S. 34 interchange (near Glenwood) to the I-80/I-29 interchange (in Council Bluffs). This location was previously closed due to flooding.

Interstate reopenings at this time:

  • I-29 in both directions
    between the I-80/I-29 interchange (in Council Bluffs) to the U.S. 34 interchange (near Glenwood)

  • The I-29/U.S. 34/ U.S. 275 interchange (exit 34 near Pacific Junction) is only open to I-29 traffic exiting to go east on U.S. 34 toward Glenwood.

Interstate closures remain in place for:

  • I-680 in both directions
    between the Nebraska border and I-29 near Crescent (Mormon Bridge).
    The North portion of I-680 between I-80 and I-29 remains open for northbound traffic..
  • I-29 in both directions
    between the I-680 interchange (near Loveland) and North 25th Street in Council Bluffs.


  • I-29 in both directions
    between the U.S. 34 interchange (near Glenwood, IA) and U.S. 71 in Missouri (north of St. Joseph, MO)

Several road closures remain in western Iowa and throughout the state. Travelers are urged to check www.511ia.org for current flood-related closures and detour routes.

Visit www.511ia.org; call 511 (within Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (nationwide); stay connected with 511 on Facebook or Twitter (find links at https://iowadot.gov/511/511-social-media-sites); 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 511ia.org. It’s easy to subscribe to Your 511 and sign up to receive the email/text alerts. Visit https://iowadot.gov/511/511-full-feature-website-help/how-to-videos for simple, step-by-step instructions.

Missouri traveler information: http://traveler.modot.org/map/

Nebraska traveler information: https://www.511.nebraska.gov/

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Iowa highway in the evening