A stretch of I-29 reappears on the north edge of Council Bluffs, after a summer of flooding. August 24, 2011.
If you’re headed down to Kansas City this weekend it might be worth waiting until after 10 a.m. Saturday, when the Iowa Department of Transportation plans to reopen Interstate 29 in the southwest part of the state.
Missouri River flooding forced I-29 to close in June between Percival and Hamburg. IDOT is urging caution to those traveling the route when it reopens.
Heavy traffic and congestion are expected once traffic is allowed. IDOT asks that drivers not park on the interstate waiting for the road to reopen.
Temporary lane crossovers will be in place at mileposts 0.8 and 3.2. Two-way traffic will be diverted onto the southbound lanes for that 2.4-mile stretch.
Exits 1 (Hamburg) and 10 (Nebraska City) will remain closed.