Iowa Highway 83

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Iowa Highway 83 marker

Iowa Highway 83
Route information
Maintained by Iowa DOT
Length: 34.191 mi[1] (55.025 km)
Major junctions
West end: US 59 / CR G18 in Avoca
  US 6 / US 71 in Atlantic
East end: Iowa 148 at Anita
Location
Counties:
Highway system
Iowa 81 Iowa 85

Iowa Highway 83 (Iowa 83) is a state highway that runs from east to west in western Iowa. The highway parallels Interstate 80 its entire length. Its western terminus is at U.S. Highway 59 in Avoca. The eastern terminus is in Anita at an intersection with Iowa Highway 148.

Route description[edit]

Iowa Highway 83 begins in Avoca at US 59. It heads eastward until Walnut, then briefly turns to the south before continuing east again. It goes through Marne then goes southeasterly towards Atlantic. It meets Iowa Highway 173 and then meets U.S. Highway 6 and U.S. Highway 71 in Atlantic. They overlap briefly, then US 6 and US 71 turn north and IA 83 continues east on a previous alignment for US 6. IA 83 passes through Wiota and ends in Anita at Iowa Highway 148.

History[edit]

At its initial designation, IA 83 was a spur between Avoca and Walnut. On June 4, 1935, it was extended eastward to Atlantic, where it would end at US 6, replacing the old IA 271. On August 12, 1959, it was again expanded to the west from Avoca to near Neola at an intersection with the old IA 191. In 1973, the eastern segment was again extended from Atlantic to Anita. Finally, on July 1, 2003, the highway was truncated west of US 59, forming its present-day alignment. The old route west of US 59 is now Pottawattamie County Road G18.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Pottawattamie Avoca 0.000 0.000 US 59 / CR G18
Cass Brighton Township 17.322 27.877 Iowa 173 north Northwest of Atlantic
Atlantic 20.525 33.032 US 6 west West end of US 6 overlap.
22.101 35.568 US 71 south West end of US 71 overlap.
Grove Township 24.101 38.787 US 6 east / US 71 north East end of US 6 / US 71 overlap.
Anita 34.191 55.025 Iowa 148 Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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