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U.S. Highway 6 marker

U.S. Highway 6
Grand Army of the Republic Highway
A map of Iowa's Interstates (blue) and US Highways (orange) with US 6 highlighted in red.
Route information
Maintained by Iowa DOT
Length: 322.655 mi[2] (519.263 km)
Existed: June 8, 1931[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: I-480 / US 6 at Omaha, Nebr.
 
East end: I-74 / US 6 at Moline, Ill.
Location
Counties:
Highway system
Iowa 5 Iowa 7
Iowa 31 US 32 Iowa 32

U.S. Highway 6 (US 6) is an east–west U.S. Highway which runs 319 miles (513 km) across the U.S. state of Iowa. The route is signed in places as the Grand Army of the Republic Highway. Like all state highways in Iowa, it is maintained by the Iowa Department of Transportation. The route begins at the Missouri River crossing at Council Bluffs. From there, it travels east through Oakland and Atlantic. North of Atlantic, the highway overlaps Interstate 80 (I-80) until De Soto. Between De Soto and Adel, the highway overlaps US 169 before splitting off to the east towards Des Moines. Through the Des Moines area, the highway runs about one mile (1.6 km) north or south of the I-35 / I-80 corridor.

At Altoona, the route again overlaps I-80 until Newton, where it splits away from I-80. The highway passes near or through the cities of Kellogg, Grinnell, Victor, Marengo, the Amana Colonies, and Tiffin before entering the Coralville / Iowa City area. Through Coralville and Iowa City, US 6 has no direct access to I-80, I-380, or US 218; other routes like Iowa Highway 1 (Iowa 1) and Iowa 965 provide direct access. From Iowa City, the highway heads to the east-southeast through West Liberty and Atalissa. Near Wilton, the route heads north to I-80 where it again overlaps to Davenport. At Davenport, US 6 then follows I-280 and US 61 before entering the city. On the eastern side of Davenport, it joins I-74 and enters Bettendorf before leaving Iowa for Illinois.

Dating back to 1910, the route US 6 follows was originally the Great White Way and River-to-River Road. Both were auto trails which connected Council Bluffs and Davenport. When the U.S. Highway System was created in 1926, the highway was designated U.S. Highway 32. US 32 was renumbered in 1931 as US 6 was extended to the west coast. As the Interstate Highway System expanded in the 1950-1970s, US 6's importance as a cross-state route was diminished by I-80. As a result, the least-traveled sections of the route were moved onto I-80 and control of the vacated sections of highway was given to local jurisdictions.

Route description[edit]

US 6 is a cross-state route that connects Council Bluffs and Davenport by way of Des Moines and Iowa City. The route parallels I-80 for most of its length; however nearly one-third of the route overlaps the Interstate Highway. While the route is away from I-80, US 6 is a two-lane highway with a rural speed limit of 55 miles per hour (90 km/h). However, between Adel and Waukee, the roadway is a four-lane divided highway that has a speed limit of 65 mph (105 km/h).[3]

Western Iowa[edit]

US 6 crosses the Missouri River via the Grenville Dodge Memorial Bridge into Council Bluffs with I-480. Just three-quarters mile (1.2 km) into the state, I-480 ends at an interchange with I-29. US 6 heads east along Broadway, where it is overlapped by Iowa 192 for just over 1.5 miles (2.4 km). On the eastern side of Council Bluffs, it intersects I-80 and continues due east. Near Oakland, the highway follows the north–south US 59 for two miles (3.2 km). Near Lewis, the road turns to the north-northeast until it reaches Atlantic. In Atlantic, the route turns back to the east and heads towards downtown where it meets Iowa 83. US 6 / Iowa 83 travel together to the eastern side of Atlantic where they meet US 71. The three routes run together for four miles (6.4 km), when US 6 / US 71 split away from Iowa 83 and continue north to I-80. At I-80, US 6 leaves US 71 and joins I-80. At this point, US 6 begins the first of three instances when its traffic is routed along I-80. In the eastern part of Cass County, the two routes meet the northern end of Iowa 148.[4]

As I-80 and US 6 approach Adair, and the highways curve slightly to the south to bypass the community. There are two interchanges in Adair; both of the intersecting roads, at one time or another, carried US 6. County Road G30 (CR G30), the White Pole Road, was the original alignment of US 6,[5] while CR N54 has not carried US 6 since 1980.[6][7] Further east is an interchange with Iowa 25. About one mile (1.6 km) south of the interchange is Freedom Rock. Each year for Memorial Day, the rock is repainted with a patriotic scene by local artist Ray "Bubba" Sorenson II.[8] Near Dexter, I-80 and US 6 graze the northwestern corner of Madison County. After two miles (3.2 km), the routes enter Dallas County and meet CR F60, another former alignment of US 6.[9] Near the CR F90 / CR P58 interchange, they start heading northeast towards Des Moines. At De Soto, US 6 splits away from I-80 at the interchange with US 169.[4]

Central Iowa[edit]

At De Soto, US 6 turns to the north, overlapping US 169 for five miles (8.0 km) to Adel. East of Adel, US 6 is a four-lane divided highway for 14 miles (23 km), during which, it passes through Waukee, Clive, and Urbandale along Hickman Road, and intersects I-35 / I-80. Over the next two miles (3.2 km), it serves as the border between Urbandale and Windsor Heights. At 63rd Street in Des Moines, US 6 intersects Iowa 28. For one-half mile (800 m), US 6 / Iowa 28 run together on Hickman Road. Turning north, they run together for another mile (1.6 km) along Merle Hay Road. At Douglas Avenue, US 6 splits away from Iowa 28 and continues east, becoming Euclid Avenue just west of the Des Moines River. In north-central Des Moines, it intersects US 69 and I-235. In northeast Des Moines, it turns to the northeast along Hubbell Avenue, which takes US 6 to Altoona. West of Altoona, it intersects US 65 and continues northeast passing Adventureland theme park and Prairie Meadows casino. In northwest Altoona, US 6 intersects I-80 and US 65.[4] Here, US 6 rejoins I-80 for the second time. After a third exit for Altoona, the interstate resumes its 70 mph (115 km/h) rural limit. Near Colfax, the highways cross the South Skunk River. After an interchange with Iowa 117, the highway is forced to the north to avoid crossing the river multiple times. As the roadway returns south to its original line, it meets CR F48, which was another former alignment of US 6.[6]

US 6 between Newton and Grinnell

At Newton, US 6 splits away from I-80 at the Iowa 14 interchange. US 6 overlaps Iowa 14 for one-third mile (540 m). It turns off of Iowa 14 and enters the western side of Newton where it passes the Jasper County courthouse located in the downtown area. Between Newton and Grinnell, the route has more hills and curves. The highway crosses the North Skunk River near Kellogg. At Grinnell, it intersects Iowa 146 southwest of the Grinnell College campus. East of Grinnell, the route straightens out and is overlapped by US 63 for two miles (3.2 km) and by Iowa 21 for four miles (6.4 km).[2] Near Victor, US 6 takes a northeasterly course through Ladora towards Marengo. At Marengo, it intersects the eastern end of Iowa 212. Five miles (8.0 km) east of Marengo is the western end of Iowa 20. Here, US 6 forms the southern leg of the Amana Colonies Trail. Three miles (4.8 km) later, it's joined by US 151 for two miles (3.2 km). US 6 heads to the southeast towards Tiffin and passes underneath I-380, but does not have direct access.[4]

Eastern Iowa[edit]

At Coralville, US 6 passes underneath I-80, but one-half mile (800 m) to the east, Coral Ridge Avenue provides direct access to I-80. Entering Iowa City, the highway passes the campus of the University of Iowa, its main hospital, and VA Hospital. US 6 curves to the south to be adjacent to the Iowa River, where it meets and overlaps Iowa 1 for one-half mile (800 m). US 6 and Iowa 1 go in separate directions at a signal controlled intersection, where, less than one-quarter mile (400 m) away, US 6 crosses the Iowa River. From Iowa City, it heads in an east-southeast direction towards West Liberty. The highway enters West Liberty from the northwest corner and curves southward. At the northern end of Iowa 70, it turns to the east again towards Atalissa and Wilton. Ten miles (16 km) southwest of Wilton, the road crosses the Cedar River. Three miles (4.8 km) south of Wilton, the highway overlaps Iowa 38 and the two routes head towards I-80. At the Wilton interchange along I-80, Iowa 38 turns west and US 6 turns east onto the interstate, respectively.[2]

As I-80 and US 6 approach the Quad Cities metropolitan area, the speed limit drops again to 65 mph (105 km/h).[10] Just within the city limits of Davenport is the I-280 interchange. US 6 exits to the south to join I-280. US 61 also joins I-280 at this interchange, but from the opposite direction. US 6 only overlaps I-280 / US 61 for four-fifths mile (1.3 km) before exiting onto Kimberly Road. Heading southeast into Davenport, US 6 is a two-lane highway for three miles (4.8 km). At Fairmount Street, it becomes a four-lane divided highway and straightens out to head due east. Near Northpark Mall, it intersects Northwest Boulevard, which becomes Iowa 130 at I-80, and both one-way legs, Welcome Way southbound and Brady Street northbound, of US 61 Business, which prior to 2010 was US 61.[11][12] US 6 briefly dips to the southeast and straightens out again towards I-74. The highway joins I-74 and heads to the south towards Moline, Illinois.[2] For about one mile (1.6 km), I-74 / US 6 forms the boundary of Davenport and Bettendorf.[4] The two routes completely enter Bettendorf and descend into the Mississippi River valley, where they meet US 67 at a complex series of exit and entrance ramps. They then ascend the Iowa-Illinois Memorial Bridge, known locally as the I-74 Bridge, and cross the Mississippi River into Illinois.[4]

History[edit]

The White Pole Road in Casey

Before the U.S. Highway System came into being in 1926, roads in Iowa were maintained and promoted by local organizations which sought to drive traffic into their communities. Two such organizations created virtually parallel routes connecting Council Bluffs and Davenport via Des Moines. The routes, the southern Great White Way and northern River-to-River Road, eventually merged into the Whiteway-7-Highway. The new route followed the Great White Way from Council Bluffs to Des Moines and the River-to-River Road from Des Moines to Davenport.[13] In 1926, the Whiteway-7-Highway became US 32, which itself became US 6 in 1931.[1] For a time, US 6 was the busiest highway in the state.[14] After I-80 was built near US 6, portions of the U.S. Highway were moved onto the Interstate Highway. Interest in the original US 6 corridor has grown in the 21st century by people who seek to drive traffic back into their communities.

Great White Way[edit]

Great White Way route marker

Great White Way
Location: Council Bluffs–Davenport
Length: 340 mi[13] (550 km)
Existed: July 30, 1914–September 21, 1922[13]

The Great White Way was formed in 1910 by the White Pole Auto Club. The route was built along the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad between Council Bluffs and Des Moines. Members of the auto club painted poles along the route white, which lead the route to be known as the White Pole Road. The Great White Way passed through Oakland, Atlantic, Adair, De Soto, and Valley Junction. In late 1912, the Great White Way was extended east to Davenport, passing through Pella, Oskaloosa, Washington, and Muscatine.[15] In 1913, when the Iowa State Highway Commission began registering named trails longer than 25 miles (40 km), the Great White Way Association paid the $5.00 fee ($124.00 in 2017 dollars[16]) to become the first official registered highway route on July 30, 1914.[13] When the primary highway system was created, the Great White Way was assigned Primary Road No. 2.[17]

In 2002, a group of residents from Adair, Casey, Menlo, Stuart, and Dexter formed a new group to promote the White Pole Road. Their intention was to bring visitors to their towns by diverting some traffic from the nearby I-80 / US 6 corridor to the south and onto the historic road. Poles were painted white up to nine feet (2.7 m) high line along the 26-mile (42 km) drive. White Pole Road logo signs in each town give a short history of the town and their founders.[18]

River-to-River Road[edit]

River-to-River Road route marker

River-to-River Road
Location: Council Bluffs–Davenport
Length: 316 mi[13] (509 km)
Existed: April 16, 1918[13]–November 11, 1926

The River-to-River Road (RRR) was also created in 1910 and also connected Council Bluffs and Davenport via Des Moines. This route, however, traveled a more northern route than the Great White Way. The route passed through Neola, Elk Horn, Guthrie Center, Adel, Des Moines, Newton, Marengo, Iowa City, and Wilton.[15] The route's origins trace back to the 1909–10 winter season which brought, on average, 11 inches (28 cm) of snow more than the previous year, which was followed by an unusually dry spring.[19] Coupled with the advent of the Ford Model T, many Iowans complained about the lack of good roads in the state.[20] Governor B.F. Carroll convened a Good Roads convention on March 8–9, 1910, to discuss the condition of roads in his state. It was then that the route of the RRR was decided among the convention delegates. Further influencing the River-to-River corridor was an announcement from the American Automobile Association that the annual Glidden Tour would pass through Iowa. Gov. Carroll arranged for farmers who lived along the route to drag all 380 miles (610 km) of the road on the Saturday prior to the tour's arrival at precisely 9 am.[21] Work was finished in one hour.[22]

When the highway commission started accepting registered routes, the RRR association planned to register their route as soon as possible. But miscommunication between association members and with the highway commission delayed the actual registration for years.[23] The route became official on April 16, 1918.[13] When the primary highway system was created, the River-to-River Road was assigned Primary Road No. 7.[17]

Whiteway-7-Highway[edit]

Whiteway-7-Highway
Location: Chicago, Ill.–Omaha, Neb.
Existed: September 21, 1922[13]–November 11, 1926[1]

In 1922, the Whiteway-7-Highway Association filed an application to register the Whiteway-7-Highway with the Iowa State Highway Commission. The commission was concerned with the Whiteway-7's similarity to the Great White Way's name and route markings. The Great White Way was marked with a 6-foot-wide (1.8 m) stripe, while the Whiteway-7 would be marked with a 4-foot (1.2 m) stripe with a black circle containing a white seven. Another concern with the new route was since its name contained the number seven, the route would be assigned along Primary Road Nos. 2 and 7. On September 25, 1922, the highway commission gave the Great White Way from Des Moines to Council Bluffs, which would become part of the Whiteway-7-Highway, the number 7 and gave the River-to-River Road's western half number 2.[24] Eight months later, the Iowa State Highway Commission reversed course and restored Primary Road Nos. 2 and 7 to their original roadways. Although disappointed, the Whiteway-7-Highway Association responded by removing the number from their name. On November 27, 1925, the route officially became the Whiteway Highway.[25]

U.S. Numbered Highways[edit]

U.S. Highway 32
Location: Council Bluffs–Davenport
Length: 322 mi[26] (518 km)
Existed: November 11, 1926–June 8, 1931[1]

On November 11, 1926, members of the American Association of State Highway Officials approved the plan to create a system of interstate highways across the country. Iowa's Whiteway Highway would take on the designation of US 32. For four-and-a-half years, US 32 spanned from Chicago to Council Bluffs. Meanwhile, Roosevelt Highway Association was pushing to have US 6 extended westward.[24] On June 8, 1931, all of the Iowa portion of US 32 was absorbed into a newly extended US 6, which had previously connected Erie, Pennsylvania, and Cape Cod. The new US 6 also replaced US 38 in Nebraska and Colorado. By the end of 1937, US 6 extended from coast to coast.[1] At the time, it and US 30 were the only cross country highways to bear a single route number across the country.[27]

When the last segment of highway between Adel and Des Moines was paved in 1931, US 6 became the fourth paved road to cross the state.[28] In the early 1940s, US 6 was the most heavily traveled route in the state. The state highway commission recorded that on average, over 1900 vehicles used the road per day at any rural point.[14] That compares to nearly 3000 vehicles using US 6 daily in 2012.[2]

On April 29, 1947, the Iowa General Assembly approved an act designating US 6 as the Grand Army of the Republic Highway, a distinction the route shares in other states.[29] Governor Robert D. Blue dedicated the G.A.R. Highway at the Old Capitol on September 28, 1947. In attendance were the last two surviving Iowa veterans of the Civil War.[30] In the 1950s, the Iowa State Highway Commission began to straighten the route. A section of the highway between Grinnell and Ladora was straightened, which resulted in Brooklyn and Victor being bypassed.[31] Between Dexter and West Des Moines, US 6 swapped alignments with Iowa 90 in 1958.[32] In 1961, US 6 was routed onto the new Interstate 80 from the Iowa 90 interchange to the Baxter exit, currently exit 159. Iowa 90 was extended onto the old US 6 alignment.[33] However, in 1967, those changes were reversed and US 6 was taken off I-80 and put back on the road which had been Iowa 90. Iowa 90 was assigned the section of US 6 between what's now exit 106 along I-80 and exit 69 along I-35.[34][35]

Abandoned sections[edit]

Since the 1970s, portions of US 6 have been moved permanently onto I-80. The first section, between US 71 and Adair, was rerouted in 1972. The abandoned section became an extended Iowa 83 and CR G30 in Adair County.[36] In 1980, three lengthy sections were moved onto the Interstate: 26 miles (42 km) in western Iowa between Adair and Dexter,[37] 25 miles (40 km) in central Iowa between Altoona and Newton,[38] and 20 miles (32 km) in eastern Iowa between Wilton and Davenport.[39] All three sections were originally kept as state highways, but in 1991, when the Iowa Department of Transportation first showed the new state highways' designations on the state highway map, the central section already had been turned over to Polk and Jasper counties. The western segment was numbered Iowa 925 and the eastern segment Iowa 927.[40]

On July 1, 2003, 15 miles (24 km) between Dexter and Adel were turned over to Dallas County.[41] US 6, which had previously split away from I-80 at the Dexter exit, was continued along I-80 to the US 169 interchange at De Soto, and then along US 169 to Adel. The former segments, Iowa 925 and Iowa 927, were turned over to their respective counties as well.[42][43]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[2] km Exit[4] Destinations Notes
Missouri River 0.000 0.000 I-480 / US 6 west (Gerald R. Ford Expressway) Continuation into Nebraska
Grenville Dodge Memorial Bridge; Nebraska–Iowa state line
Pottawattamie Council Bluffs 0.274 0.441 0 Riverfront Eastbound exit and westbound entrance; exit number follows I-480
0.721 1.160 Council Bluffs Eastbound left exit and westbound left entrance; former US 6 east
I-480 ends / I-29 north – Sioux City Eastern end of I-480 overlap; western end of I-29 overlap; clockwise terminus of I-480; left exit eastbound; I-29 exit 53B
1.299 2.091 53A 9th Avenue / Harrah's Boulevard – Casino Exit numbers follow I-29
2.120 3.412 52 Nebraska Avenue – Riverboat Casino, Dog Track-Casino
2.854 4.593 51 I-80 west – Omaha Western end of I-80 overlap; I-80 exit 1
3.815 6.140 1B S. 24th Street – Council Bluffs, Mid-America Center Exit numbers follow I-80
5.268 8.478 3 South Expressway – Council Bluffs, Business District, Lake Manawa Former Iowa 192 north
5.972 9.611 4 I-29 south – Kansas City Eastern end of I-29 overlap
7.309 11.763 5 Madison Avenue – Council Bluffs
10.683 17.193 I-80 east – Omaha, Des Moines Former US 6 west; eastern end of I-80 overlap; I-80 exit 8
Belknap Township 30.626 49.288 US 59 south – Shenandoah Western end of US 59 overlap
Oakland 33.030 53.157 US 59 north – Avoca Eastern end of US 59 overlap
Cass Cass Township 45.879 73.835 Iowa 48 south – Griswold
Atlantic 56.227 90.489 Iowa 83 west (Poplar Street) Western end of Iowa 83 overlap
57.803 93.025 US 71 south – Villisca Western end of US 71 overlap
Grove Township 59.803 96.244 Iowa 83 east – Anita Eastern end of Iowa 83 overlap
Pymosa Township 66.249 106.617 I-80 west / US 71 north – Audubon, Council Bluffs Eastern end of US 71 overlap; western end of I-80 overlap; I-80 exit 60
Benton Township 70.235 113.032 64 CR N28 – Wiota Exit numbers follow I-80
Grant Township 75.967 122.257 70 Iowa 148 south – Anita, Exira
Adair Adair 81.229 130.725 75 CR G30
81.968 131.915 76 CR N54 – Adair
Casey 88.399 142.264 83 CR N77 (Antique Country Drive) – Casey
Jefferson Township 91.898 147.895 86 Iowa 25 – Guthrie Center, Greenfield
93.887 151.096 88 CR P20 – Menlo
Stuart 98.882 159.135 93 CR P28 – Stuart, Panora
AdairMadison
county line
LincolnPenn
township line
102.882 165.573 97 CR P48 – Dexter
Dallas Dexter 105.788 170.249 100 CR F60 – Dexter, Redfield Former US 6
Adams Township 109.665 176.489 104 CR P57 – Earlham
112.061 180.345 106 CR P58 / CR F90
De Soto 115.540 185.944 110 I-80 east / US 169 south – Des Moines, Winterset Eastern end of I-80 overlap; western end of US 169 overlap
Adel 120.910 194.586 US 169 north – Fort Dodge Eastern end of US 169 overlap
Polk CliveUrbandale
city line
133.404 214.693 I-35 / I-80
Des Moines 137.191 220.788 Iowa 28 south (63rd Street) Western end of Iowa 28 overlap
138.504 222.901 Iowa 28 north (Merle Hay Road) Eastern end of Iowa 28 overlap
142.560 229.428 Iowa 415 north (2nd Avenue)
143.565 231.045 US 69 (E. 14th Street)
144.881 233.163 I-235 I-235 exit 12
Des MoinesAltoona
city line
148.579 239.115 US 65 – Indianola Interchange
Altoona 149.921 241.274 142 I-80 west / US 65 / Iowa 330 north – Marshalltown, Council Bluffs, Mason City Western end of I-80 overlap; exit numbers follow I-80
AltoonaBondurant
city line
151.562 243.915 143 Altoona, Bondurant
Mitchellville 156.698 252.181 149 Mitchellville
Jasper Colfax 163.049 262.402 155 Iowa 117 – Mingo, Colfax
Sherman Township 166.722 268.313 159 CR F48 – Baxter
Newton 172.156 277.058 164 I-80 east / Iowa 14 south – Monroe, Davenport Eastern end of I-80 overlap; western end of Iowa 14 overlap
173.246 278.812 Iowa 14 north – Marshalltown Eastern end of Iowa 14 overlap
Kellogg Township 182.272 293.338 Iowa 224 to I-80 – Kellogg
Poweshiek Grinnell 192.580 309.927 Iowa 146 (West Street)
Malcom Township 199.652 321.309 US 63 north – Tama Western end of US 63 overlap
201.691 324.590 US 63 south – Malcom, Montezuma Eastern end of US 63 overlap
Warren Township 211.702 340.701 Iowa 21 south – Deep River Western end of Iowa 21 overlap
Iowa Hartford Township 215.935 347.514 Iowa 21 north – Belle Plaine Eastern end of Iowa 21 overlap
Marengo 227.046 365.395 Iowa 212 west – Marengo
Amana Colonies 232.808 374.668 Iowa 220 east (Amana Colonies Trail)
235.859 379.578 US 151 south to I-80 Western end of US 151 overlap
237.801 382.704 US 151 north (Amana Colonies Trail) – Cedar Rapids Eastern end of US 151 overlap
Johnson Coralville 252.849 406.921 To I-80 (Coral Ridge Avenue)
Iowa City 257.130 413.811 Iowa 1 north Western end of Iowa 1 overlap
257.870 415.002 Iowa 1 south – Kalona Eastern end of Iowa 1 overlap
Muscatine West Liberty 274.637 441.985 Iowa 70 south
MoscowWilton
township line
286.218 460.623 Iowa 38 south Western end of Iowa 38 overlap
Cedar Sugar Creek Township 291.120 468.512 271 I-80 west / Iowa 38 north – Tipton, Des Moines Eastern end of Iowa 38 overlap; western end of I-80 overlap; exit numbers follow I-80
Farmington Township 297.184 478.271 277 Bennett, Durant
Scott Cleona Township 300.217 483.152 280 CR Y30 – New Liberty, Stockton
Walcott 304.452 489.968 284 CR Y40 – Walcott, Plain View
Davenport 310.110 499.074 290 I-80 east / I-280 east / US 61 north – Moline, Rock Island Eastern end of I-80 overlap; western end of I-280 / US 61 overlap
310.934 500.400 1 I-280 east / US 61 south Eastern end of I-280 / US 61 overlap; exit number follows I-280
317.323 510.682
US 61 Business south (Welcome Way)
One-way street
317.464 510.909
US 61 Business north (Brady Street)
One-way street
DavenportBettendorf
city line
320.064 515.093 2 I-74 west Western end of I-74 overlap; exit numbers follow I-74
Bettendorf 321.139 516.823 3 Middle Road
321.892–
322.974
518.035–
519.776
4 US 67 (Grant Street, State Street) / Kimberly Road
Mississippi River 322.655 519.263 I-74 Bridge; Iowa–Illinois state line
I-74 east / US 6 east – Peoria Continuation into Illinois
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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