AMES, Iowa – Sept 27, 2019 – Iowa Department of Transportation officials are reporting that floodwaters have receded, and clean-up is complete on Interstate 680 from the Missouri River to the I-29 interchange and on I-29 from exit 55 (N25th Street in Council Bluffs) to exit 61 (near Crescent). These roadways will open to traffic today at 4 p.m.
The Iowa DOT cautions that expected rainfall in the area could cause additional flooding that would necessitate the closure of exit and entrance ramps in the area with little or no advance notice.
Flood-related closures continue on both directions of I-29 between exits 61 (near Crescent) and 71 (near Loveland) and on Iowa 275 and Iowa 333 near Hamburg.
The Iowa DOT will continue to monitor the situation closely and will issue updates on social media when these roadways reopen.
Relying on phone or in-vehicle navigation systems may not be reliable as closure changes happen rapidly and navigation systems can route traffic through areas not designed for heavy or some types of traffic.
The best source of information on state and U.S. highways and interstate roadway closures during uncertain weather events is www.511ia.org. You can stay connected with 511 on Facebook or Twitter (find links at https://iowadot.gov/511/511-social-media-sites), or download the free app to your mobile device. (Note: for information on county or local roads, please check the county 511 system at https://www.iowacountyroads.org/connections#county-511-map) or contact your local county engineer’s office.
To receive email or text alerts about traffic incidents, road closures, traffic delays, and other restrictions that affect this highway route or other routes you travel, the Iowa DOT offers the “Your 511” option on 511ia.org. It’s easy to subscribe to Your 511 and sign up to receive the email/text alerts. Visit https://iowadot.gov/511/511-full-feature-website-help/how-to-videos for simple, step-by-step instructions.
Contact: Scott Suhr at 712-243-7627 or Scott.Suhr@iowadot.us