Flood-damaged Interstate 680 to Reopen Wednesday

October 30, 2011

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After it was shut down in early June due Missouri River flooding, repair work on the bridge that links Iowa and Nebraska, just to the north of Omaha, is all but complete. The bridge will reopen later this week.

Officials say all four lanes on a 3-mile stretch of I-680 from I-29 to the Missouri River are ready for business. Officials had targeted the end of the year, but crews have been working almost 24-hours a day on the $19 million project since late September to get the highway ready for traffic.

The highway experienced some of the worst damage from a summer of flooding on the Missouri River.

Gov. Terry Branstad will be joined by Victor Mendez of the Federal Highway Administration and officials from Iowa and Nebraska during Wednesday's ceremony.

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