Iowa DOT News Release

Portion of Interstate 29 north of Council Bluffs, Interstate 680 to reopen at 6 p.m.

Posted on: April 02, 2019

AMES, Iowa – April 2, 2019 –  The Iowa Department of Transportation will be reopening I-29 between N. 25th Street in Council Bluffs and the I-680 interchange near Crescent at 6 p.m. today. In addition, I-680 from the Nebraska border to I-29 near Crescent will also be opening. Each roadway will have one lane open in each direction. Speeds on I-680 will be reduced to 55 mph. Old Mormon Bridge Road will also be opening with a 12 foot vehicle height restriction to provide access into Crescent, Iowa. 


These roadways, along with multiple other roads in the area, were closed the middle of March due to flooding along the Missouri River. Many roadways remain closed in the area due to the flood recovery process. Damage caused by floodwaters varies greatly across the area. The recovery process may take anywhere from a few days to several months. The Iowa DOT, as well as local jurisdictions, are working as diligently as possible to move through the recovery process to safely reopen roadways to the traveling public.

To find the latest traveler information for state highways and interstates visit, call 511 (within Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (nationwide); or download the free Iowa 511 app to your mobile device.

For the latest in flooding information and recovery resources, as well as an image gallery showing the flood damage and recovery efforts go to


For additional information, please contact Scott Suhr at (712) 243-7627 or email at

Iowa highway in the evening