AMES, Iowa – June 11, 2019 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will be closing southbound Interstate 29 from I-80 to Bunge Ave. for approximately two hours this afternoon for an event that requires traffic control. Through traffic should follow eastbound I-80 to southbound I-35, and local traffic should use eastbound I-80 to southbound U.S. 71.

A portion of the inside lane of northbound I-29 will be closed, but the outside lane will remain open to traffic.

Digital message boards will alert travelers to the closures.

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