Interstate 29 has reopened — with some restrictions — from the Glenwood, Iowa, interchange to Missouri.

All lanes of I-29 also opened Wednesday morning in northwest Missouri.

The stretch of Interstate has been closed since March floods damaged the highway, cutting off the major north-south route and the main highway passage from the Omaha metro area to Kansas City.

But construction crews have made steady progress on repairs, leading to Wednesday morning’s announcements of the reopenings. Officials had targeted June for the reopening in Iowa, then recently moved up the schedule to Memorial Day.

The reopening in Iowa covers the route from U.S. Highway 34 near Glenwood to the Missouri border. I-29 north of Council Bluffs remains closed between the Crescent and Loveland interchanges.

Drivers south of Council Bluffs can expect occasional lane closures and head-to-head traffic for 1 mile over a southbound bridge at mile marker 8.5, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation.

For now, no oversized or overweight loads will be allowed, officials said.

But many smaller towns in Nebraska will welcome losing some of the traffic that’s been diverted to smaller highways south of the Omaha area, including U.S. Highway 75.

Residents have complained about the loud, heavy traffic and speeding from traffic that had doubled or tripled with I-29 closed.

Some other adjacent highways along the route remain closed.

That includes the U.S. Highway 34 connection between I-29 and Bellevue.

Iowa Highway 2 is open to eastbound traffic off Interstate 29 and has access to traveler services.

Nebraska Highway 2 is closed.

Drivers can check current closures at www.news.iowadot.gov and www.511.nebraska.gov.

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