An aerial view of Missouri Valley near the Interstate 29 exit on March 15. 

The traveling public received welcome news over the weekend.

After more than two months of closures, Interstate 29 is now fully open in Iowa. The last section to reopen was between Council Bluffs and Missouri Valley.

The Missouri Valley Police Department on Sunday tweeted the news that I-29 north of the Bluffs had reopened.

“Thank you to the Iowa DOT and contractors for your hard work in repairing this vital section,” the department tweeted.

Flooding had led to the closing of about 150 miles of I-29 — with some exceptions in the Council Bluffs area — from Missouri Valley, Iowa, to near St. Joseph, Missouri.

Although I-29 is open, limited services and access remain in some areas. Restrooms and gasoline service are intermittent south of Council Bluffs because some exits are closed.

Additionally, the north Omaha connection to I-29 via the Mormon Bridge and Interstate 680 is open.

— Nancy Gaarder

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