AMES, Iowa – July 3, 2019 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is restoring limited mobility at the Interstate 29 and Iowa 2 interchange in southwest Iowa today.
All interstate ramps are now open. Iowa 2 east of the interchange is fully open, but Iowa 2 west of 210th Avenue remains closed due to flood damage. Fuel and other services are now accessible at this interchange.
Some limited mobility is expected to be restored to Iowa 2 west of 210th Avenue by late August. We are working on an extensive long-range plan to modify Iowa 2 to help mitigate future flooding impacts. A contract has been awarded to re-align the levee and build an overflow bridge. That work is anticipated to be complete next Spring.
Other flood-related closures continue on Iowa 275 and Iowa 333.
Travelers should check 511ia.org, 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 https://floods2019.iowa.gov/.
Contact: Scott Suhr at 712-249-4015 or Scott.Suhr@iowadot.us