There is good news for drivers who travel I-29 between Omaha and Kansas City. The Iowa Department of Transportation says the interstate is now open from Highway 34 all the way to the Missouri border.
The DOT says travelers should expect intermittent lane closures and one mile of head to head traffic over the southbound bridge at the 8.5 mile marker. No oversized/overweight loads will be allowed at this time and widths are restricted to 12 feet.
Due to ongoing flooding and pavement repairs, exit and entry points will be limited. The Iowa 2 interchange at exit 10 will be open for services and to allow traffic to flow east of the interstate. For those traveling north on I-29 they will be able to exit to use eastbound Highway 34. All other exits through this section of I-29 remain closed.
Iowa 2 east of I-29 will also re-open to traffic. Sections of Iowa 2 west of I-29 remain underwater. Iowa DOT has been working to put a temporary solution in place to allow traffic to move between Iowa and Nebraska. But due to weather conditions and water levels they are not able to open Iowa 2 west of I-29 at this time.