Iowa delays closure of another I-29 stretch


June 15th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

HAMBURG, Iowa (AP) – Iowa officials have delayed the closure of a stretch of Interstate 29 in southwest Iowa. The Iowa Department of Transportation said in a news release today (Wednesday), that the portion south of Exit 10 could close at any moment. The department says the planned closure was delayed because the Missouri River floodwater rise has slowed. The department says it won’t issue a warning when the roadway does close. Motorists are being urged to avoid the area.

Exit 10 is where Iowa Highway 2 runs west across the river to Nebraska. The planned closure runs south to U.S. Highway 136 in Rock Port, Mo., a distance of about 30 miles.

The department says the southbound I-29 off-ramp at Exit 1 is closed as well as Iowa Highway 333 from I-29 to Hamburg.