I-29 may reopen by the end of 2011...or it might not
July 27, 2011
A considerable stretch of Interstate 29 in Iowa is closed south of the Council Bluffs area due to flooding. The state's highway maintenance director says it's possible that the freeway could re-open
this year, but much depends upon unknown circumstances, like erosion to bridge pilings. Bridges across the Missouri River
near the Interstate are also going to require serious and prolonged inspection for the same kind of damage. The roadway is in many places the only thing above water
, which also calls into question the stability of the roadbed beneath. Our thoughts are with the many people displaced by the flooding, and we remain ready to assist with pumps, gates, and other products that will be useful during the recovery.
last revised July 2011