Iowa DOT News Release

Portions of I-680 and I-29 in Western Iowa Reopened while others remain closed

Posted on: March 14, 2019

AMES, Iowa – March 14, 2019 – The Iowa Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the Iowa State Patrol, has opened a portion of Interstate 680 and Interstate 29 that was previously closed due to flooding.

  • North- and Southbound I-680 is now open between the I-29 interchange (near Loveland) and the I-80 interchange (near Minden).
  • North- and Southbound I-29 is open from Loveland, north to the U.S. 30 interchange (near Missouri Valley).

Longer-term Iowa interstate closures remain in effect for:

  • The southern portion of I-680 between the Nebraska border and the intersection with I-29 (near Crescent, IA)
  • I-29 between N. 25th Street (Council Bluffs) and I-680 (Loveland) See map below for details.

Several roads in the western Iowa and others throughout the state are also being impacted by flood waters creating additional closures.

Travelers are urged to check for current flood-related closures and detour routes.

Spring 2019 Flood Map_Western Iowa


Iowa highway in the evening