A relatively small piece of Interstate 680 will cost a large amount of money to repair after the summer-long Missouri River flooding. For more than three months, flood water ran over three-point-one miles of pavement from the Mormon Bridge to I-29 north of Council Bluffs.
The Iowa D.O.T.’s bidding process to re-do the road resulted in five bids with the lowest coming in at $19,239,000. Two construction companies will tackle the job in a joint venture. They will be using the original design to re-create the stretch that is now a pile of rubble.
They will have to work fast as the D.O.T. wants at least part of that interstate open by the end of the year.
By Karla James