U.S. 30 in Harrison County to close briefly on Thursday


September 7th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa – Sept. 7, 2011 – The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) is reporting that U.S. 30 between the Missouri River bridge and Harrison County Road K-45, which is located west of Missouri Valley, will close for a brief period on Thursday, Sept. 8.

Both lanes of travel will be closed for approximately one hour beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday to allow Iowa DOT maintenance personnel to remove pumps and other flood-related equipment from the area. The road will reopen around 11 a.m.

Missouri River flood waters are beginning to recede and the pumps are no longer needed. The TrapBags installed along U.S. 30 will be removed at a later date. A separate announcement will be made when the work is scheduled.

The Iowa DOT is continuing its efforts to get traffic flowing smoothly again in western Iowa after months of flooding. Read more about the progress.