Iowa DOT News Release



Several Iowa roads including Interstates 29 and 680 remain closed due to flooding

Posted on: March 16, 2019

AMES, Iowa – March 16, 2019 – 10AM – Multiple flood closures remain in place for Interstates 29 and 680 as well as several surrounding roads and others throughout Iowa. Travel in Missouri and Nebraska is also being impacted by flooding.

Interstate closures include:

  • 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
  • Northbound I-29
    between U.S. 136 in Missouri (near Rock Port, MO) and U.S. 34 in Iowa (near Pacific Junction)
  • Southbound I-29
    between the I-80 interchange in Iowa (near Council Bluffs) and U.S. 136 in Missouri (near Rock Port, MO)

The following multi-state detour remains in effect for Interstate 29 travelers:

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. (See map below.)

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.

This is a rapidly changing situation, and we continue to have levee breaches south of Council Bluffs. Travelers are urged to check 511 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/

I-29 detour (002)

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Iowa highway in the evening