Work continues Wednesday on the Nebraska 2 bridge over the Missouri River at Nebraska City.
Through traffic on Nebraska 2 between Lincoln and the Kansas City area will run up against road closed signs at the Missouri River bridge on two Sundays this month.
The bridge will close temporarily between 9 and 10 a.m. on Oct. 17 and Oct. 31, which the Nebraska Department of Transportation said will allow farm equipment to safely pass between Nebraska and Iowa.
Large farm equipment has been unable to safely cross the border because of construction on the Missouri River bridge that has reduced traffic to one lane in each direction and flood-related road work in Iowa.
Concrete barriers that will remain in place will restrict ag equipment to no larger than 13 feet in width, the Department of Transportation said.
Ag equipment is to stage at the former Nebraska City outlet mall and the Cubby’s truck stop near the Interstate 29 interchange in Iowa.
Motorists can use other bridges over the Missouri River at La Platte, Plattsmouth, Brownville and Rulo during the time the Nebraska City bridge is closed. However, traffic on U.S. 75 north and south of Nebraska City is slowed by road construction projects.
Top Journal Star photos for October
Debbie Thurber (left) talks with her son's girlfriend Amanda Stutzman, as Thurber walks with walks Bo, a 10-year-old coonhound lab mix, and Stutzman with Niko, a 7-month-old newfoundland poodle mix, along the shore of Holmes Lake on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. JUSTIN WAN, Journal Star
Lincoln East's Meagan Waters (7) celebrates a point scored against Lincoln High in the Spartans' 3-1 win over the Links on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, at Lincoln East High School. FRANCIS GARDLER, Journal Star
Nebraska forward Lat Mayen puts up a shot during practice on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, at Hendrix Training Complex. GWYNETH ROBERTS, Journal Star
Lincoln Southwest's Markus Rutledge returns the ball in the No. 1 singles during Heartland Athletic Conference tennis tournament, Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, at Woods Tennis Center. JUSTIN WAN, Journal Star
Freeman's Kloey Johnson reacts after nearly getting a double play against Bishop Neumann on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, at Hackberry Softball Complex. EAKIN HOWARD, Journal Star
Wahoo's Kylee Kenning swings at a pitch from Beatrice on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, at Hackberry Softball Complex. EAKIN HOWARD, Journal Star
Nebraska celebrates a kill in the third set against Michigan State on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, at Devaney Sports Center. EAKIN HOWARD, Journal Star
A Nebraska cheerleader stands on the sidelines before the start of the game on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at Memorial Stadium. EAKIN HOWARD, Journal Star
Nebraska's Broc Bando walks off the field after defeating Northwestern 56-7 on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at Memorial Stadium. EAKIN HOWARD, Journal Star
Nebraska head coach Scott Frost (right) arches his back to follow a booming Husker punt as he talks to defensive coordinator Erik Chinander as they watch warm ups before taking on Northwestern on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at Memorial Stadium. FRANCIS GARDLER, Journal Star
Tiny Tim, a long-haired dachshund owned by John Bender of Monument, Colo., is dressed up in Husker red for the game against Northwestern on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at Memorial Stadium. FRANCIS GARDLER, Journal Star
Lincoln Southwest's Taylor Korecky robs Southeast's Katelyn Neumayer (not pictured) of a home run on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at Doris Bair Complex. EAKIN HOWARD, Journal Star
Fans raise their hands in hopes of getting a basketball before the men's game on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, at Pinnacle Bank Arena. EAKIN HOWARD, Journal Star
Lincoln High's Beni Ngoyi (8) pulls in a pass in front of Lincoln Northeast's Antonio Washington in the second quarter on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, at Seacrest Field. FRANCIS GARDLER, Journal Star
Nebraska's Lauren Stivrins (26) looks at the video board as the team waits to be introduced before a game against Michigan on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, at Devaney Sports Center. GWYNETH ROBERTS, Journal Star
Lincoln Southwest's Jack Baptista (3) bobbles, then catches the pass for a first down as Omaha South's Julian Mejia looks on in the first quarter on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, at Seacrest Field. FRANCIS GARDLER, Journal Star