Iowa DOT News Release



Update on closed roadways due to flooding

Posted on: March 28, 2019

AMES, Iowa – March 28, 2019 – Flood waters are beginning to recede in some flooded areas around Iowa. Just because water may no longer remain on the roadway that does not mean the roads are ready to be opened to traffic.

There are several stages the Iowa Department of Transportation must go through to make sure roadways are safe for you to travel.

Depending on the extent of damage caused by floodwaters, the recovery process may take anywhere from a few days to several months. As soon as floodwaters recede, the Iowa DOT is working as diligently as possible to move through the recovery process and reopen the roadway.

The following is a list of roads currently closed due to flooding and where we are at in the recovery process.

Recovery Status
Impacted Roadway Location Current Stage of Flood Recovery
I-29 in both directions

MILE MARKER 0-10
Between the Missouri State Line (near Hamburg) and the Iowa 2 interchange (south of Percival)

Water on the road
I-29 in both directions

MILE MARKER 10-25
Between the Iowa 2 interchange (South of Percival) and one mile north of Bartlett

Debris on the roadway
I-29 in both directions

MILE MARKER 25-35
Between one mile north of Bartlett and the U.S. 34 interchange (near Glenwood)

Testing
I-29 in both directions

MILE MARKER 55-61
Between North 25th Street in Council Bluffs and the I-680 interchange (near Crescent)

Testing
I-29 in both directions

MILE MARKER 61-71
Between the I-680 interchange (near Crescent) and the I-680 interchange (near Loveland)

Testing
I-680 in both directions

MILE MARKER 0-3
Between the I-29 interchange (Old Mormon Bridge Road near Crescent) and I-680 in Nebraska (Mormon Bridge)

Testing
U.S. 34 westbound

MILE MARKER 0-4
Between the Nebraska State Line and the I-29 interchange (near Pacific Junction)

Debris on the roadway
U.S. 275 in both directions

MILE MARKER 0-2
Between the Missouri State Line and Iowa 333 (near Hamburg)

Testing
Iowa 2 in both directions

MILE MARKER 0-10
Between the Missouri River bridge at the Nebraska State Line and U.S. 275/ Fremont County Road J-46 (near Sidney)

Water on the road
Iowa 333 in both directions

Current Stage of Flood Recovery
Between I-29; Fremont County Road J-64 and U.S. 275 (near Hamburg)

Water on the road
Iowa 4 in both directions

Current Stage of Flood Recovery
Between Palo Alto County Road B-53 and U.S. 18 (one mile south of Emmetsburg)

Water on the road
Iowa 141 in both directions

Current Stage of Flood Recovery
Between Woodbury County Road K-64 (near Hornick) and Iowa 31 (near Smithland)

Testing

 

Barricade

Barriers blocking access to roads will remain in place until the road has been deemed safe for traffic. If you see a barricade, don’t drive around it. Just because a road looks safe, doesn’t mean it is safe. While some structural damage to the road surface is very visible, damage to the ground underneath the road may be more difficult to see. Barricades are in place to protect you from hurting yourself, damaging your vehicle, and potentially causing further damage to the road. If you are a resident or property owner and need to get to your property, your county emergency management office can help coordinate safe access. Use this link to find your local office.

US 34 damage
Flooding on U.S. 34

I29 Fremont County
I-29 in Fremont county near Bartlett, IA

Iowa 2
Iowa 2 at exit 10 - courtesy of Theresa Fox, Facebook

For the latest in flooding information and recovery resources, go to https://floods2019.iowa.gov/

The latest traveler information is available through 511ia.org, by calling 511 (within Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (nationwide); or by downloading the free app to your mobile device.


Iowa highway in the evening