Road Closure & Detour Notices

The Black Hawk County Engineer's Office routinely closes or embargoes roads and bridges due to construction, weather, flooding or other road conditions that may affect the traveling public. The Engineer's office sends out notices of road closures, embargos and construction projects. Click on the link below to view a map of the current road notifications. 

Black Hawk County Road Notifications Map

Click on the link below to subscribe to road notifications. Many other counties in Iowa use the same notification system, feel free to subscribe to their notifications as well.

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Road Closed Barricade

Iowa 511

The Iowa Department of Transportation issues several types of travel related information through the website below. Anything from current winter road conditions, plow locations, construction closures and lane reduction, to accidents and traffic flow. This information is available for all the Iowa DOT routes in the state.

Driving on Roads During Flooding

In many cases during flooding, roads may appear to be clear. Water over the roadway can hide many issues. You may not be able to see holes in the road, debris or entirely washed away roadways. Most vehicles can be swept away be as little as 12" of water. If you come upon a flooded roadway, be safe, find an alternate route.