Iowa Highway 934

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Iowa Highway 934 marker

Iowa Highway 934
University Avenue
Route information
Length: 4.881 mi[1] (7.855 km)
Existed: 1998 – 2016
History: Truncated in 2014
Major junctions
West end: Iowa 27 / Iowa 58 in Cedar Falls
East end: US 63 in Waterloo
Location
Counties: Black Hawk
Highway system
Iowa 930 Iowa 946

Iowa Highway 934 (Iowa 934) was an unsigned state highway in Cedar Falls and Waterloo, Iowa. It was created in 1998 after University Avenue was vacated by U.S. Highway 218 (US 218), which had recently moved to a new freeway a few miles north. Iowa 934 extended from the Iowa 27 / Iowa 58 freeway in Cedar Falls, which was constructed at the same time as the US 218 freeway, to US 63 (Sergeant Road).

Route description[edit]

Iowa 934 began along University Avenue at an interchange with Iowa Highway 27 and Iowa Highway 58 in Cedar Falls. It traveled east past College Square Mall and the restaurants which surrounded it before turned to the southeast at Waterloo Road. It passed through a residential neighborhood followed by a commercial area dotted with auto dealerships and restaurants.

Just three-quarters mile (1,200 m) into Waterloo, University Avenue met Greenhill Road at an unusual partial cloverleaf interchange. From Greenhill Road, it4 continued southeast, passing many restaurants which served as a buffer from the road. Just before Ansborough Avenue, Iowa 934 turned to the east, straightening out for the rest of the trip. One-half mile (800 m) from its eastern end, University Avenue crossed Black Hawk Creek, a tributary of the Cedar River. The highway ended at an intersection with Sergeant Road, which carries US 63. The intersection with US 63 was less than one-quarter mile (400 m) away from US 63's interchange with US 218.[1]

History[edit]

Prior to the creation of Iowa 934, US 218 followed University Avenue.[2] As the Leo P. Rooff Expressway was being built, US 218 was gradually rerouted off of University.[3] US 218 had been completely removed from University Avenue by 1997.[4] In 1998, the Iowa Department of Transportation took over the segment of University Avenue from the Iowa 58 expressway to US 63, designating it Iowa 934.[5]

On May 12, 2014, the Cedar Falls city council accepted an agreement with the Iowa DOT to transfer control of Iowa 934 within the city limits.[6] The DOT paid the City of Cedar Falls $20 million to complete the transfer on July 21.[7] A similar agreement in Waterloo is expected later in 2014.[8]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route was in Black Hawk County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Cedar Falls 0.000 0.000 Iowa 27 / Iowa 58
0.918 1.477 Waterloo Road
Waterloo 2.725 4.385 Greenhill Road Non-freeway interchange
4.881 7.855 US 63 (Sergeant Road)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2013 Volume of Traffic on the Primary Road System of Iowa" (PDF). Iowa Department of Transportation. January 1, 2013. Retrieved July 31, 2014. 
  2. ^ Iowa State Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Iowa Department of Transportation. 1986. Retrieved June 4, 2010. 
  3. ^ Iowa State Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Iowa Department of Transportation. 1988. Retrieved June 4, 2010. 
  4. ^ Iowa State Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Iowa Department of Transportation. 1997. Retrieved June 4, 2010. 
  5. ^ Iowa State Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Iowa Department of Transportation. 1999. Retrieved June 4, 2010. 
  6. ^ "City Council Agenda" (PDF). City of Cedar Falls, Iowa. p. 3. Retrieved June 18, 2014. 
  7. ^ Anderson, Mike (July 22, 2014). "University Avenue a Done Deal". The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. Retrieved July 31, 2014. 
  8. ^ Anderson, Mike (May 28, 2014). "All University Avenue options still on table". Ames Tribune. Retrieved June 18, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

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