Iowa Highway 102
|Maintained by Iowa DOT|
|Length:||0.501 mi (0.806 km)|
|Existed:||1980 – present|
|West end:||CR G5T at the New Sharon city limits|
|East end:||US 63 / Iowa 146 in New Sharon|
Iowa Highway 102 (Iowa 102) is a very short state highway entirely within the city of New Sharon, Iowa. The entire 0.5-mile (0.80 km) route is along Market Street in New Sharon. The route begins at New Sharon's western city limit where it continues as Mahaska County Road G5T and ends at the corner of Market and Main Streets in New Sharon, where U.S. Route 63 and Iowa Highway 146 intersect.
Iowa 102 began at exit 44, a diamond interchange along Iowa 163 at Pella. It headed north along Adams Street until it reached Vermeer Road. It turned to the east and headed to the northeast in a stair-step path for 3 3⁄4 miles (6.0 km). It continued in a stair-step path as it ran east for four miles then turned to the north for one mile (1.6 km). It headed east for two miles (3.2 km), jogged north for 1⁄2 mile (0.80 km), and then east again for 1 1⁄2 miles (2.4 km). Now at the western city limits of New Sharon, the current extent of Iowa 102 begins. Along Market Street, Iowa 102 travels 1⁄2 mile (0.80 km) to Main Street. At the corner of Main and Market Streets, Iowa 102 comes from the west and ends, US 63 approaches from the south on Main Street and leaves east on Market, and Iowa 146 begins and heads to the north.
Originally designated in 1980, Iowa 102 connected the cities of Pella and New Sharon. In Pella, Iowa 102's western end moved a few times. Upon its designation, Iowa 102 ended at Main Street, then Iowa Highway 163, at Central Park in downtown Pella. In the mid-1980s, the western end moved to what is now 240th Place in Mahaska County, just east of Pella. In 1996, when Iowa 163 was bypassed around Pella, Iowa 102's western end was again moved, this time to where the new Iowa 163 bypass rejoined the older Iowa 163, now Iowa 163 Business.
On December 23, 2002, the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to accept 15.4 miles (24.8 km) of the 15.9-mile-long (25.6 km) route, extending from the Iowa Highway 163 bypass to the western city limits of New Sharon leaving only the half-mile segment in New Sharon on the state rolls. The Iowa Department of Transportation approved the transfer on January 13, 2003.
|0.000||0.000||CR G5T||Continuation west of New Sharon|
|0.501||0.806|| US 63 / Iowa 146 (Main Street)
US 63 north (Market Street)
|South end of Iowa 146|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- "2011 Volume of Traffic on the Primary Road System of Iowa" (PDF). Iowa Department of Transportation. January 1, 2011. Retrieved July 31, 2010.
- Iowa Department of Transportation. "New Sharon, Iowa" (PDF). Highway and Street Map. Retrieved March 12, 2009.
- Iowa Department of Transportation (2000). Iowa State Highway Map (Map). http://www.iowadotmaps.com/msp/historical/pdf/2000_front.pdf. Retrieved January 13, 2011.
- Morrison, Jeff. "West Ends of Iowa 102". Retrieved March 12, 2009.
- Mahaska County Board of Supervisors. "December 23, 2002" (PDF). Retrieved March 12, 2009.