Note on I-29 detour in Fremont & Page Counties
June 17th, 2011 by Ric Hanson
The Page & Fremont County Sheriffs are reminding the residents of their counties to use extra caution when travelling, entering, or exiting on Highways 2, 71, and 59 in those Counties due to the extra traffic on the roadways associated with the Interstate 29 detour. The official detour, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation, does not include Highway 59, but there has been a substantial traffic increase on all of the mentioned highways.
If you generally walk, jog, or bicycle ride on those roads, authorities are advising that other, less travelled roads, be utilized during the detour period. It is unknown how long this detour will be, as it could change with entrance / exit points of I-29 from the flooding.