Kansas Department of Transportation "...to provide a statewide transportation system to meet the needs of Kansas."
    
 

2011 Missouri River Flooding Information/Safety

List of Recommended Alternate Routes

Kansas:
     All roads in Kansas are open. No recommended alternate routes at the current time.
     US-59 - Motorists may experience delays at the Amelia Earhart Bridge spanning the Missouri River at Atchison, KS. Bridge deck repairs are underway and traffic is limited to one lane.

Iowa:
     Interstate 29 is open. Please note that near Hamburg, Iowa, temporary lane crossovers at mileposts 0.8 northbound and 3.2 southbound, limit traffic to one lane in each direction. All traffic will use the southbound lanes of I-29 to avoid a bridge in the northbound lanes that suffered damage.

     Iowa 2 - Iowa-2 west from I-29 to the Missouri River re-opened to one lane traffic in each direction, carried on the eastbound lanes, on October 24th.

     Interstate 680 is closed in Council Bluffs from I-29 to the Mormon Bridge (3.1 miles)

     Exit 1, Iowa 333 to Hamburg, is closed

Missouri:
     I-29 is open.

     US-36 across the Missouri River at St. Joseph is open; however, this is the last open crossing over the river for northbound traffic until further north in Iowa.

     US Route 59 is open from Mo. 49 to the Kansas State Line southwest of St. Joseph, Mo. in Buchanan County. Motorists may experience delays at the Amelia Earhart Bridge spanning the Missouri River at Atchison, Kan. Bridge deck repairs are underway and traffic is limited to one lane. The Kansas Department of Transportation expects to complete the project in mid-December 2011.

     Hwy 159 is closed from Fortescu west to Rulo, NE due to flood damage on the highway.

     For current information, visit: http://www.modot.org/flooding/ OR http://www.modot.org/northwest/flooding.htm

Nebraska:
     Decatur NE Missouri River Crossing to Iowa Hwy 175 is closed due to erosion of the bridge embankment on the Iowa side. IOWA DOT is working on this area.n

     I-680 from Nebraska into Iowa (Mormon Bridge Crossing) closed due to I-680 in Iowa being washed out by flood waters. You can connect to I-29 NORTH and SOUTH from I-80 in Council Bluffs.

     Hwy 2 is closed from NE City as it runs East into Iowa due to flood damage on the highway. Contractors are working with IOWA DOT to repair this road. Hwy 2 West from NE City is open.

     Hwy 136 is closed from Brownville as it runs EAST into MISSOURI due to flood damage on the highway. Contractors are working with Mo DOT to repair this road. HWY 136 West from Brownville is open.

     Hwy 159 is closed from Rulo as it runs EAST into MISSOURI due to flood damage on the highway. Contractors are working with Mo DOT to repair this road. HWY 136 West from Brownville is open. Hwy 159 West from Rulo is open.

     or current information, visit: http://www.roads.ne.gov/flood/flood-roads.pdf