Iowa roadways remain closed due to flooding
AMES, Iowa – Flooding continues to affect many roadways in the state, according to Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) officials. Iowans are urged to closely monitor conditions and never enter a water-covered roadway.
Many of the closures on this list will remain in place for an extended period of time due to extensive damage. It is extremely important that motorists do not move barricades on closed roads, as entering a closed road presents a serious risk.
Many of the road and bridge closures in southeast Iowa relate directly to travelers entering Illinois and Missouri. For details on Missouri or Illinois road closures, please use the following contact information.
The Iowa DOT's Office of Motor Carrier Services has lifted all restrictions on oversize loads in the state of Iowa . Please allow extra time when seeking a permit for an oversize load moving through eastern Iowa , as the current road and bridge closures may cause the permitting process to take a little longer for some routes.
- Iowa 16: in Wapello County – Iowa 16 through Eldon is now open to two lanes of traffic. While the roadway is open, travelers should use caution as there are still sandbags on the side of the roadway.
Previously mentioned and updated road closures
- I-80 and Dubuque Street interchange: in Johnson County – The southbound exit from Interstate 80 is closed.
- U.S. 6: in Johnson County – U.S. 6 is open to one lane in each direction from Benton Street to the intersection of Iowa 1 west within the city of Iowa City.
- U .S. 6: in Muscatine County – U.S. 6 is closed from Muscatine County Road X-46 (Atalissa) to Iowa 38. This roadway is severely damaged and is expected to remain closed until repairs are completed.
- U.S. 18: in Floyd County – While flood waters have receded, the water damaged the roadway east of Charles City . U.S. 18 will remain closed from Charles City to New Hampton until repairs can be made. This is a long-term closure. Detour is in place using local roads.
- U.S. 34: in Des Moines County – The Mississippi River bridge at Burlington is closed due to a levee breach in Gulfport, Ill.
- U.S. 61: in Scott County – U.S. 61 is closed in the city of Davenport from Iowa 22 to U.S. 67 south due to the rising Mississippi River. For travel between Muscatine and Davenport, motorists should take U.S. 61 east to Interstate 280, Interstate 280 north to Interstate 80, and then into or around the city of Davenport via Interstate 80.
- U.S. 61: in Louisa County – U.S. 61 is closed from the north city limits of Wapello to south of Iowa 92. This road is damaged and will be closed until repairs are completed.
- U.S. 61: in Lee County - U.S. 61 in Lee County is closed to traffic between Lee County roads J-40 and X-38 due to water covering the road. Traffic is suggested to follow local detour signs for U.S. 61 Fort Madison detour.
- U.S. 67: in Scott County - U.S. 67 is now closed from the Illinois State Line to Iowa 74 due to flooding of the Mississippi River. This is located in the downtown areas of Davenport and Bettendorf.
- U.S. 67: Clinton and Scott County - The road is closed between the towns of Folletts and Princeton due to a large void in the bridge approach. Traffic should use U.S. 30 to U.S. 61, then to I-80 until repairs can be completed.
- U.S. 136 bridge at Keokuk - The U.S. 136 crossing at Keokuk is open to only local traffic. Flaggers are in place to assist motorists. U.S. 136/61 is CLOSED in Missouri.
- U.S. 136/U.S. 61: in Lee County – U.S. 136/U.S. 61 is closed in Missouri until further notice due to flooding. This closure will detour travelers between Iowa and Missouri.
- U.S. 151: in Iowa County – Road closed from Iowa 220 to U.S. 6 between Amana and Homestead.
- Iowa 1: in Linn County – Due to the flood damage to the roadway, Iowa 1 will remain closed from U.S. 30 to the city of Solon until repairs can be completed. This is a long term closure.
- Iowa 3: in Butler County – This highway is closed west of Shell Rock. There is roadway damage that must be repaired.
- Iowa 14 : in Marion County – Iowa 14 is reduced to one-lane from northern city limits of Knoxville to Marion County Road G-40 due to a landslide. Electronic traffic signals are in place to direct traffic.
- Iowa 16: in Wapello County – Iowa 16 through Eldon is reduced to one-lane for one city block.
- Iowa 22: in Muscatine County – Iowa 22 is closed from Iowa 70 to U.S. 61. This will be a long-term closure as the roadway is severely damaged.
- Iowa 24: in Winneshiek County – Iowa 24 is closed at Fort Atkinson due to a washed out bridge approach. This is a long-term closure.
- Iowa 76: in Allamakee County – Iowa 76 is closed south of the Minnesota state line for bridge repair at the Upper Iowa River. The bridge will be closed until repairs are completed.
- Iowa 92: in Muscatine County – Iowa 92 is closed within city limits of Muscatine due to flooding.
- Iowa 150: Benton County – While flood waters have receded, the water damaged the roadway north of Vinton. Iowa 150 will remain closed from the Cedar River bridge to about two miles north until repairs can be made. This is a long-term closure. The detour has been established to use Interstate 380 to U.S. 20, and then to U.S. 218.
- Iowa 220: Iowa County - Due to roadway damage, Iowa 220 has been reduced to one lane from U.S. 6 to West Amana . Traffic is being flagged through the lane reduction. Until further notice, the roadway will be open from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily; and closed from 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. due to safety concerns.
- Louisa County : Meyerholz Lake area – Louisa County Road G-62 is closed. Several local roads are also closed in this area.
Flood safety tips and other helpful information for travelers are available at: http://iowadot.gov/floods/index.html