Update: Temporary closure of I-29 northbound near Blencoe, and other restrictions


June 28th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa – June 27, 2011 – Flood mitigation work will continue along Interstate 29
near Blencoe through the end of this week, according to the Iowa Department of
Transportation (DOT). 

Northbound I-29 is closed between exits 105 (Monona County Road E-60 interchange
near Blencoe) and 112 (Iowa 175 interchange near Onawa). Follow the detour on Monona
County Road K-45. 

When the northbound lanes of I-29 reopen, a flood barrier wall will be in place on
both the outside and inside shoulders of the highway.

Work on the flood barrier wall along the southbound lanes of I-29 in this same area
is near completion. A width limit restriction of 12 feet has been imposed.