LINCOLN — The Nebraska Department of Transportation reports that head-to-head traffic will temporarily close on the Missouri River bridge at Nebraska City to allow farm equipment to cross.

Transportation officials in Nebraska and Iowa are accommodating farm machinery to move between Iowa and Nebraska while road construction exists on both sides of the border.

The bridge will be closed to normal traffic on two Sundays, Oct. 17 and Oct. 31, from 9 to 10 a.m.

On the Nebraska side, traffic will move in the lanes opposite the lanes that are currently head to head. A staging area will be in the parking lot of the old Nebraska outlet mall.

Iowa’s staging area will be at the Cubby’s truck stop located near I-29. Maximum width allowed will be 13 feet, to allow for concrete barrier rail that is in place on the Iowa side.

 Traffic will be maintained with flaggers, and once the designated time has ended for the temporary closure each day, head-to-head traffic will resume as construction remains ongoing.