Omaha Public Radio News
Wed September 21, 2011
Iowa DOT announces flood repair plan for I-680
By Cheril Lee
Omaha, NE – A spokesperson at the Iowa Department of Transportation says the closure of I-680 due to flooding, affected all the counties on the Western border of the state.
Dena Gray-Fisher says the DOT recently announced it will rebuild I-680 in Pottawattamie County. She says there will be a contract bid-letting this Friday in which bids will be accepted to rebuild the three miles of roadway. Ultimately, one contractor will be awarded the project.
Gray-Fisher says in addition to the problems with I-680, some of the state highways sustained damage as well, "on US 30, North of Council Bluffs by the Missouri Valley, that area suffered some shoulder damage and that's going to have to be repaired as the trap bags are removed. Down in the southwest corner on IA 2, that roadway still has water on it but that has suffered some significant damage as well."
Gray-Fisher says the goal is to have the contractor finish the work by December 23rd, weather-permitting.
For details on the repair of I-680, the website is iowadot.gov.