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Re: Flood of 2019 who flooded I-29
« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2019, 11:46:50 AM »

That didn't last long... I-29 is closed again, at least from St. Joseph to the Iowa border: https://www.modot.org/2019-northwest-missouri-flooding

At least it held off till after the long weekend lol. I don't plan on going back up the road till the Labor Day weekend. Hopefully it's open by then?? (knock on wood)
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Re: Flood of 2019 who flooded I-29
« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2019, 04:02:09 PM »

I knew NE DOT plan to upgrade US-75 from Nebraska City to Murray as a 4-lane divided expressway. https://dot.nebraska.gov/media/5786/us-75-from-nebraska-city-to-murrary.pdf  I won't be surprised to see a alternate corridor combining US-75 and US-73 between Omaha and Kansas City might act as "Alternate I-29" when I-29 is flooded.
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Re: Flood of 2019 who flooded I-29
« Reply #27 on: April 24, 2022, 02:48:30 AM »

I knew NE DOT plan to upgrade US-75 from Nebraska City to the Murray as a 4-lane divided expressway. https://dot.nebraska.gov/media/5786/us-75-from-nebraska-city-to-murrary.pdf  I won't be surprised to see a alternate corridor combining US-75 and US-73 between Omaha and Kansas City might act as "Alternate I-29" when I-29 is flooded.

The upgrading of US 75 from Nebraska City to Murray is proceeding in three phases: 

https://www.acppubs.com/articles/hawkins-construction-company-partners-with-nebraska-dot-to-convert-us-75-into-four-lane-expressway
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Re: Flood of 2019 who flooded I-29
« Reply #28 on: April 25, 2022, 08:20:03 AM »

I knew NE DOT plan to upgrade US-75 from Nebraska City to the Murray as a 4-lane divided expressway. https://dot.nebraska.gov/media/5786/us-75-from-nebraska-city-to-murrary.pdf  I won't be surprised to see a alternate corridor combining US-75 and US-73 between Omaha and Kansas City might act as "Alternate I-29" when I-29 is flooded.

The upgrading of US 75 from Nebraska City to Murray is proceeding in three phases: 

https://www.acppubs.com/articles/hawkins-construction-company-partners-with-nebraska-dot-to-convert-us-75-into-four-lane-expressway

People were already using US75 South of Nebraska City when that flood happened as I-29 was pretty much closed north of St. Joseph/Mound City vicinity. I remembered reading articles back then saying that the traffic was pretty bad through the towns along that stretch.

IMO, NDOT and KDOT should plan (at minimum) to add passing lanes along the road between NE-2 and US36, when funding allows, for whenever the next flood event happens. A 4 lane expressway would be preferred but that's probably too expensive to do at once.

Btw, that year I took U36 west from St. Joseph out to Seneca and then K-8/NE-50 as that was closer to where I was heading in Omaha. It wasn't too bad except for when I got stuck behind some slow vehicles north of Syracuse.
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Re: Flood of 2019 who flooded I-29
« Reply #29 on: April 25, 2022, 12:19:27 PM »

I knew NE DOT plan to upgrade US-75 from Nebraska City to the Murray as a 4-lane divided expressway. https://dot.nebraska.gov/media/5786/us-75-from-nebraska-city-to-murrary.pdf  I won't be surprised to see a alternate corridor combining US-75 and US-73 between Omaha and Kansas City might act as "Alternate I-29" when I-29 is flooded.

The upgrading of US 75 from Nebraska City to Murray is proceeding in three phases: 

https://www.acppubs.com/articles/hawkins-construction-company-partners-with-nebraska-dot-to-convert-us-75-into-four-lane-expressway

People were already using US75 South of Nebraska City when that flood happened as I-29 was pretty much closed north of St. Joseph/Mound City vicinity. I remembered reading articles back then saying that the traffic was pretty bad through the towns along that stretch.

IMO, NDOT and KDOT should plan (at minimum) to add passing lanes along the road between NE-2 and US36, when funding allows, for whenever the next flood event happens. A 4 lane expressway would be preferred but that's probably too expensive to do at once.

Btw, that year I took U36 west from St. Joseph out to Seneca and then K-8/NE-50 as that was closer to where I was heading in Omaha. It wasn't too bad except for when I got stuck behind some slow vehicles north of Syracuse.
If I remember right there's some passing lanes in Nebraska, and it's fairly easy to pass on the Kansas side.
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Re: Flood of 2019 who flooded I-29
« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2022, 12:28:09 PM »

I knew NE DOT plan to upgrade US-75 from Nebraska City to the Murray as a 4-lane divided expressway. https://dot.nebraska.gov/media/5786/us-75-from-nebraska-city-to-murrary.pdf  I won't be surprised to see a alternate corridor combining US-75 and US-73 between Omaha and Kansas City might act as "Alternate I-29" when I-29 is flooded.

The upgrading of US 75 from Nebraska City to Murray is proceeding in three phases: 

https://www.acppubs.com/articles/hawkins-construction-company-partners-with-nebraska-dot-to-convert-us-75-into-four-lane-expressway

People were already using US75 South of Nebraska City when that flood happened as I-29 was pretty much closed north of St. Joseph/Mound City vicinity. I remembered reading articles back then saying that the traffic was pretty bad through the towns along that stretch.

IMO, NDOT and KDOT should plan (at minimum) to add passing lanes along the road between NE-2 and US36, when funding allows, for whenever the next flood event happens. A 4 lane expressway would be preferred but that's probably too expensive to do at once.

Btw, that year I took U36 west from St. Joseph out to Seneca and then K-8/NE-50 as that was closer to where I was heading in Omaha. It wasn't too bad except for when I got stuck behind some slow vehicles north of Syracuse.
If I remember right there's some passing lanes in Nebraska, and it's fairly easy to pass on the Kansas side.
There probably are. I haven't been on that stretch since the 2011 floods so I can't remember if they did or not. I know it's far away but if they ever finish the Nebraska Expressway System, I think NDOT should consider making US75 from Neb City to the KS border 4 lanes, especially if these flood events are going to become more common.
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Re: Flood of 2019 who flooded I-29
« Reply #31 on: April 25, 2022, 12:30:51 PM »

I knew NE DOT plan to upgrade US-75 from Nebraska City to the Murray as a 4-lane divided expressway. https://dot.nebraska.gov/media/5786/us-75-from-nebraska-city-to-murrary.pdf  I won't be surprised to see a alternate corridor combining US-75 and US-73 between Omaha and Kansas City might act as "Alternate I-29" when I-29 is flooded.

The upgrading of US 75 from Nebraska City to Murray is proceeding in three phases: 

https://www.acppubs.com/articles/hawkins-construction-company-partners-with-nebraska-dot-to-convert-us-75-into-four-lane-expressway

People were already using US75 South of Nebraska City when that flood happened as I-29 was pretty much closed north of St. Joseph/Mound City vicinity. I remembered reading articles back then saying that the traffic was pretty bad through the towns along that stretch.

IMO, NDOT and KDOT should plan (at minimum) to add passing lanes along the road between NE-2 and US36, when funding allows, for whenever the next flood event happens. A 4 lane expressway would be preferred but that's probably too expensive to do at once.

Btw, that year I took U36 west from St. Joseph out to Seneca and then K-8/NE-50 as that was closer to where I was heading in Omaha. It wasn't too bad except for when I got stuck behind some slow vehicles north of Syracuse.
If I remember right there's some passing lanes in Nebraska, and it's fairly easy to pass on the Kansas side.
There probably are. I haven't been on that stretch since the 2011 floods so I can't remember if they did or not. I know it's far away but if they ever finish the Nebraska Expressway System, I think NDOT should consider making US75 from Neb City to the KS border 4 lanes, especially if these flood events are going to become more common.
Under current planning/construction, US 75 will be 4-lane from Omaha to about 10 miles south of Nebraska City. It would be nice if that continued all the way down to Topeka, but I don't think NDOT or KDOT would have that as a priority.
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