ATLANTIC, Iowa – July 11, 2019 – The Iowa Department of Transportation awarded a contract today to Reilly Construction Co., Inc. of Ossian to begin emergency repairs to Iowa 2 west of Horse Creek in Fremont County. The winning bid for the project was $905,626.02 This area was overtopped by flooding in March and severely damaged by a second round of flooding in May.
The emergency repairs will restore limited mobility between Interstate 29 and the Nebraska border. Once opened, traffic will travel in a head-to-head pattern in the westbound lanes. This temporary solution is expected to be completed by mid-August.
Several options are being considered for permanent repairs to Iowa 2 that will reduce the chance that Iowa 2 will be overtopped by floodwaters in the future and have the potential to reduce impacts from that overtopping if it does occur.
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 712-243-7627 or Scott.Suhr@iowadot.us