OMAHA, Nebraska - Five new flood sensors have been installed in areas along the Missouri River where potential flooding is anticipated this spring. These sensors will give transportation officials better information about river levels allowing for emergency materials and equipment to be moved into place earlier than in the past.
Nebraska and Iowa Departments of Transportation are working together in anticipation of spring flooding in eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa.
Nebraska and Iowa DOT officials coordinate regularly on improvements that have been made to each State’s transportation system following last year’s historic flooding. This includes projects on roadways connecting the states like Highway 2, U.S. 34 and Interstate 680. Other projects have provided strengthening to shoulders and roadsides, especially on I-29 and I-680, that may help keep roads open longer and increase the ability to re-open roads sooner should flooding occur in these areas this spring.