Highway Page Updates
This is a list of updates to all of my highway pages so everyone can see what is new or what has changed since they last visited. The most recent updates are listed first.
- Jeff Morrison pointed out that the 1951 paving of US 169 between Adel and De Soto was on a straighter alignment that involved a new Raccoon River bridge, and US 63 was realigned between Waterloo and Hudson in 1962. (Also, upon reviewing the DOT's historical map archives, the first map to show the present route of US 63 was the 1969 map, implying that the shift to Sergeant Road north of San Marnan happened in 1968.)
- Exit list updates:
- A new visitor information center in Newton is signed on I-80 exit 164 westbound and 168 eastbound.
- Other exits with minor signage updates: I-35 exit 89 and US 65 exit 73.
- News from Dubuque: At the Iowa Transportation Commission meeting in Coralville on April 9, the city of Dubuque proposed a transfer involving the future Southwest Arterial freeway. Under the city's plan, the DOT would assume construction of the Southwest Arterial. US 52 would be rerouted along IA 136 and US 20, much like it was in the mid-1960s, and then routed along the new Southwest Arterial. Meanwhile, the city would assume jurisdiction of IA 32 and US 52/IA 3 within the city limits. The plan has yet to be approved by the Transportation Commission, and there is currently no scheduled completion date for the Southwest Arterial. More details are on the city of Dubuque's webpage.
- The online 2013 state transportation map went live April 1. The new map shows that the remainder of US 63 was added to the state's Commercial & Industrial Network last year, but the latest National Highway System map from the FHWA does not show that piece of US 63 as being part of the NHS. I added that note to the US 63 listing.
- I also added a few new links, including one to the DOT's Historical Map Collection which has every published state highway/transportation map going back to 1919.
- According to the DOT's new PDF state highway map dated January 1, the segment of Business US 61 in Fort Madison that does not follow IA 2 is designated as IA 961. (The map also shows unsigned highways 470 near Merrill and 903 in Mahaska County, but I have held off on adding either highway until I get more information about them, since they do not appear on county or city maps.)
- Exit list updates:
February 2: As a way to simplify the listings, I've updated several listings that had multiple terminus photo links (IA 9, 163, and 330, to name a few) to link to only one page instead. Each of the terminus photo pages that I have linked to have internal links to other terminus photos of that highway, so if the link provided on this page shows photos of the highway's west end, a link to photos of its east end is provided on that page.
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