Iowa Highway 57

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Iowa Highway 57 marker

Iowa Highway 57
Route information
Maintained by Iowa DOT
Length: 43.765 mi[1] (70.433 km)
Major junctions
West end: US 65 / CR S45 near Iowa Falls
  Iowa 14 at Parkersburg
East end: US 218 / Iowa 27 / Iowa 58 at Cedar Falls
Location
Counties: Hardin, Butler, Grundy, Black Hawk
Highway system
Iowa 56 Iowa 58

Iowa Highway 57 is a state highway that runs from west to east in northern Iowa. Its western terminus is at U.S. Route 65 northeast of Iowa Falls. Its eastern terminus is at an intersection with U.S. Highway 218, Iowa Highway 27, and Iowa Highway 58 in Cedar Falls. It currently follows much of U.S. Highway 20's old route from Cedar Falls to Iowa Falls.

Route description[edit]

Iowa Highway 57 begins at US 65 northeast of Iowa Falls and runs eastward along the Hardin County/Franklin County border. It goes through Ackley, then turns north shortly to go through Austinville. It turns eastward there and runs through Aplington before meeting Iowa 14 in Parkersburg. It continues east through New Hartford, then after a brief south turn, turns east to go through Cedar Falls. In the eastern part of Cedar Falls, near George Wyth Memorial State Park, Iowa Highway 57 ends when it meets US 218, Iowa 27, and Iowa 58.

History[edit]

At the time of designation, the highway went from Grundy Center northward to Cedar Falls. In August 1932, the segment from Grundy Center to Parkersburg was renumbered as Iowa 14. in 1986, when U.S. Highway 20 was expanded to four lanes to the Black Hawk/Grundy County line, Iowa 57 assumed 20's old route from Cedar falls to Parkersburg. When the final four lane segment of U.S. 20 through the Iowa River Greenbelt opened on August 22, 2003, Iowa 57 was extended to cover the remainder of U.S. 20's old route to U.S. 65.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Hardin Hardin Township 0.000 0.000 US 65 / CR S45
Grundy
No major junctions
Butler Parkersburg 23.100 37.176 Iowa 14 north West end of Iowa 14 overlap
24.522 39.464 Iowa 14 south East end of Iowa 14 overlap
Grundy
No major junctions
Black Hawk Cedar Falls 43.765 70.433 US 218 / Iowa 27 / Iowa 58 south
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing