2019 Northwest Missouri Flooding

Last updated: July 29, 2019

July 29, 2019 - Added photos from Holt County Route 111 .

July 25, 2019 - Added photos from Atchison County U.S. Route 136 taken in July. Video from June coming soon. Check out the video from July in the center of this page.

Project Status
In Progress
Buchanan Route 45 Barricades at Sugar Creek

Northwest Missouri Flooding Information, Closures and Detours

To see all flooded roads, visit our Traveler Information Map online.

  • Interstate 29 now OPEN north of  St. Joseph.
  • U.S. Route 65 OPEN south of Carrollton to Waverly.
  • U.S. Route 159 CLOSED from Big Lake to Rulo, NE (includes Missouri River bridge) - Contractors have begun some restoration work. An estimate for complete mobility restoration is not available yet. The bridge at Fortescue will also need to be repaired prior to complete mobility restoration. The contract for that bridge repair was awarded in July 2019.
  • U.S. Route 136 CLOSED from Rock Port to Brownville, NE (includes Missouri River bridge) - Water remains over the road in some places and there are several areas of roadway that have been washed away. An estimated date for mobility restoration is not available yet.
Flooded Road Text Report



Interactive Flooding Closures and Flooding Damage Map


All routes in red are currently closed.

Click the closed route for more information.

Is Responsive
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Flooding over Buchanan  County Route 759

Flood Information

State Information Resources:
Flooded Area Travel Safety

Northwest Missouri Flooding News

Contractor Resources

Click the link below for information regarding how to become a MoDOT vendor, bid opening information, plans and several other resources.