Highway 2 In Southwest Iowa Finally Reopens To Traffic to I-29

Iowa Department of Transportation restored limited mobility to Iowa 2 west of the I-29 interchange in southwest Iowa today.

The roadway has been closed due to flood damage since late May. The contractor has completed temporary pavement in the damaged areas of the westbound lanes of Iowa 2 from I-29 to the Missouri River. That highway also leads into Nebraska City, Nebraska.

Both directions of travel will use the westbound lanes in a head-to-head configuration.

That travel pattern is expected to continue until work begins on a long-term solution to modify Iowa 2 to help mitigate future flooding impacts. A contract is being prepared to re-align the levee and build an overflow bridge. That work should be completed next spring.

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