Flood damaged interstate may open earlier than expected

Interstate 680 east of the Mormon Bridge may open well ahead of schedule
Crews have been working non-stop for several weeks no to rebuild the three-mile stretch of I-680 from I-29 north of Council Bluffs west to Omaha. It was reduced to rubble because of the month’s long Missouri River flood. Iowa D-O-T’s goal was to have that section open by the end of the year but it might be as soon as Thanksgiving.
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says funding for repairs, around 20-million dollars, will be funded by the Federal D-O-T.