Iowa DOT delays U.S. 30 flood mitigation work


July 4th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Department of Transportation says it will delay the installation of a flood wall along parts of U.S. Highway 30. The work closure had been scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, west of Missouri Valley. Because of the delay, the road will remain open to travel on Tuesday.

The department says flood water is still filling the basin that extends north and south of the highway, but appears to be leveling. Water has stabilized south of the highway, and is only rising slightly to the north. Department officials say they will notify the public of any future flood work along the highway after the department further assesses the site conditions.