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I-29 may reopen early for Memorial Day

Posted at 10:08 AM, May 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-03 11:08:27-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — I-29 may reopen early for Memorial Day, according to our news partners at the Omaha World-Herald.

Construction crews have made great progress at several places that received major damage from the March floods, said Scott Suhr, transportation planner for the Iowa Department of Transportation's District 4 Office.

The area that may open includes: I-29 between the U.S. Highway 34 interchange near Glenwood and the Iowa-Missouri border, the Highway 34 connection between Glenwood and Bellevue, and I-29 north of the Crescent interchange, according to the World-Herald.

The World-Herald reports that June was the original target to reopen the interstate. A Memorial Day opening would beat that goal and provide a key connection to Kansas City and beyond in time for the big travel holiday.