Iowa DOT News Release

Flood-damaged portions of U.S. 34 now reopened

Posted on: May 24, 2019

AMES, Iowa – May 24, 2019 – A portion of U.S. 34 west of Interstate 29 that was severely damaged by flood waters in March has been reopen to traffic at approximately 3 p.m. today.

The roadway opening provides a valuable link between Mills County, Iowa and Sarpy County, Nebraska. Restoring mobility over the U.S. 34 bridge will give travelers another option to cross between Nebraska and Iowa in addition to Iowa 2, which had been restored in a very limited manner using temporary measures.

Traffic will be able to use both westbound lanes, but eastbound travel will be restricted to one lane.


Travelers should check, the Iowa 511 mobile apps or call 511 (within Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (nationwide) for up-to-date closure information on state-owned roadways across Iowa. Closures due to flooding can be viewed by turning on the incident layer on the online map and mobile app.

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


Contact: Scott Suhr at 712-249-4015 or

Iowa highway in the evening