Iowa Highway 62

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Iowa Highway 62 marker

Iowa Highway 62
Ansel Briggs Memorial Highway
Route information
Maintained by Iowa DOT
Length: 19.633 mi[1] (31.596 km)
Existed: 1920s – present
Major junctions
South end: Iowa 64 in Maquoketa
North end: US 52 / Great River Road in Bellevue
Location
Counties: Jackson
Highway system
US 61 US 63

Iowa Highway 62 is a short highway in eastern Iowa. It has a length of 19.64 miles (31.61 km). Iowa 62 has a southern terminus at Iowa Highway 64 in Maquoketa and a northern terminus at U.S. Route 52 in Bellevue, just feet from the Mississippi River.

Route description[edit]

Iowa Highway 62 begins in Maquoketa at a T intersection with Iowa Highway 64 and adjacent to the Jackson County fairgrounds. Just northeast of Maquoketa, Iowa 62 crosses the Maquoketa River. Cutting through Jackson County farmland, Highway 62 travels north-northeast 7 miles (11 km) until it reaches the small town of Andrew. North of Andrew, Iowa 62 turns more northeast towards Bellevue. Just west of Bellevue, Highway 62 enters the southern edge of the Driftless Area, a geologically-distinct area of the upper Mississippi River valley characterized by high bluffs and deep valleys.[1]

History[edit]

Before becoming a primary highway, Iowa Highway 62 north of Andrew was the Ansel Briggs Memorial Highway.[2] Briggs was the first governor of Iowa. By 1926, the route had been designated Primary Road No. 62. It connected Primary Road No. 117, now Iowa 64, to the Mississippi River Scenic Highway.[3]


Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Jackson County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Maquoketa 0.000 0.000 Iowa 64
Bellevue 19.633 31.596 US 52 / Great River Road
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2011 Volume of Traffic on the Primary Road System of Iowa" (PDF). Iowa Department of Transportation. January 1, 2011. Retrieved January 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ Iowa Department of Transportation. "Historic County Routes". Retrieved March 4, 2010. 
  3. ^ Rand McNally (1926). Junior Road Map: Iowa (Map). http://www.broermapsonline.org/members/NorthAmerica/UnitedStates/NorthCentral/Iowa/unitedstates1926ra_045.html. Retrieved March 4, 2010.