Iowa Highway 58

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Iowa Highway 58 marker

Iowa Highway 58
Route information
Maintained by Iowa DOT
Length 10.852 mi[1] (17.465 km)
Existed 1920 – present
Major junctions
South end US 63 at Hudson
  US 20 / Iowa 27 in Cedar Falls
North end US 218 / Iowa 27 / Iowa 57 west near Cedar Falls
Counties Black Hawk
Highway system
Iowa 57 US 59

Iowa Highway 58 (Iowa 58) is a state highway that runs from north to south in northeast Iowa. A five-and-a-half-mile (8.9 km) portion of the highway is overlapped by the Avenue of the Saints. Iowa 58 begins at U.S. Highway 63 (US 63) in Hudson and ends at an interchange with US 218 and Iowa 57. Iowa 58's route has changed many times in its history, but has always served Black Hawk County.

Route description[edit]

Iowa Highway 58 begins at the intersection of U.S. Route 63, known locally as Sergeant Road, and Hudson Road on the southern edge of Hudson. Iowa 58 passes Hudson High School and turns to the northwest through town. North of Hudson, the highway straightens to the north again and travels 4 miles (6.4 km) to a partial cloverleaf interchange with U.S. Route 20 (US 20). Iowa 58 turns east onto US 20 and shares the roadway for one mile (1.6 km).[1]

Iowa 58 leaves US 20 at exit 255 on the outskirts of Cedar Falls. From the opposite direction, Iowa Highway 27, the Avenue of the Saints highway, also exits US 20 and the two routes head north. For 2 12 miles (4.0 km), Iowa 27 / Iowa 58 travel on a signal-controlled freeway.[1] This is the only section of the Avenue of the Saints highway in Iowa that is controlled by traffic lights.[2] North of Greenhill Road, the last signal-controlled intersection, Iowa 27 / Iowa 58 share a freeway. One mile (1.6 km) north of the Greenhill Road intersection is an interchange with University Avenue.[1] East of this interchange, University Avenue is designated as Iowa Highway 934, but it is never signed as such.

Iowa 27 / Iowa 58 continue north for 2 miles (3.2 km), crossing the Cedar River near George Wyth State Park, before Iowa 58 ends at a full interchange with U.S. Route 218 and Iowa Highway 57.[1] The US 218 interchange is also the eastern end of Iowa 57. The Avenue of the Saints highway continues north with US 218 towards Waverly.


The original Primary Road 58 connected the Jefferson Highway, now U.S. Route 65 west of Eldora to the Red Ball Route, now U.S. Route 218, east of Dysart. Primary Road 58 followed what is now Iowa Highway 175 to U.S. Route 63 to Iowa Highway 8.[3] By 1952, Iowa 58's eastern half had shifted to the north. Instead of heading south at US 63, it headed north towards Hudson. It headed along Hudson Road and ended at US 20 on the northern edge of Cedar Falls.[4] As a result of the highway renumbering in 1969, Iowa 58 was truncated at US 63 in Hudson.[5] In the 1980s, US 20 was rerouted onto a freeway south of Cedar Falls and Waterloo. By 1989, Iowa 58's north end had been truncated to the new freeway.[6] In the early 1990s, the freeway which Iowa 58 now shares with Iowa 27 was constructed. By 1996, it had been extended and routed onto the new Avenue of the Saints freeway, giving it its current length.[7] The Iowa 27 designation was extended over the entire Avenue of the Saints highway in 2001.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Black Hawk County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Hudson 0.000 0.000 US 63 – Waterloo, Traer
Cedar Falls 5.071 8.161 US 20 west / Hudson Road – University of Northern Iowa, UNI-Dome, Fort Dodge Southern end of US 20 overlap
6.249 10.057
US 20 east / Iowa 27 south to I-380 – Dubuque
Northern end of US 20 overlap; southern end of Iowa 27 overlap
5.475 8.811 Ridgeway Avenue At-grade intersection; future interchange
6.476 10.422 Viking Road At-grade intersection; future single point urban interchange
7.622 12.266 Greenhill Road At-grade intersection; future interchange
8.769 14.112 University Avenue – University of Northern Iowa
18th Street, Waterloo Road
10.852 17.465
US 218 / Iowa 27 north / Iowa 57 west – Cedar Falls, Waterloo, Waverly, Airport
Northern end of Iowa 27 overlap
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


Route map: Google

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  1. ^ a b c d e f "2016 Volume of Traffic on the Primary Road System of Iowa" (PDF). Iowa Department of Transportation. January 1, 2016. Retrieved February 15, 2018. 
  2. ^ Ericson, Jon (October 24, 2004). "DOT says keep Hwy. 58 speed the same". The Courier. Waterloo – Cedar Falls. Retrieved April 6, 2010. 
  3. ^ Junior Road Map: Eastern Iowa (Map). Rand McNally & Company. 1926. Retrieved April 6, 2010. 
  4. ^ 1952 Iowa State Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Iowa State Highway Commission. Retrieved April 6, 2010. 
  5. ^ 1969 Iowa State Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Iowa State Highway Commission. Retrieved April 6, 2010. 
  6. ^ 1989 Iowa State Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Iowa Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 6, 2010. [dead link]
  7. ^ 1996 Iowa State Highway Map, Waterloo-Cedar Falls inset (PDF) (Map). Iowa Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 6, 2010.