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paulthemapguy:
I was surprised not to have found any Iowa-based threads for organizing all the one-off threads into one "macro-thread" (word I made up).  I have a small question that doesn't warrant its own thread, but I'm making a new thread anyway (HYPOCRITE ALERT  :pan: ) for the sake of tidiness.   Post all your quick inquiries/minor updates regarding Iowa in this thread.  Maybe this will catch on...  :confused:

I wanted to ask if there are any I-129 cutout shields standing in the wild, anywhere in the state of Iowa.  I'm asking because I have a collection of Iowa highway numbers, where I photograph the signs.  I need a photo of a sign for every state, US, and Interstate highway within Iowa's border...but if there aren't any I-129 signs around, how do I complete my collection?  :hmmm:

pianocello:
For a while I didn't think there were any I-129 shields at all in Iowa, but it looks like there's one on the new BGS leading up to the interchange on I-29 (it used to spell out "I-129"). I think that's your best bet if you're sticking to signs on Iowa soil, since I-129 is omitted from the westbound pull-through reassurance sign at the interchange. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, though, since I've never been on the road.

Also, while I'm here and the thread exists now, here's some construction updates I've driven past recently:

The flyover at the I-35/US 30 interchange in Ames is well underway and looks as though it should be complete by the end of the construction season. All of the columns are in place (or extremely close), the approaches are poured, and the signage is updated and covered where necessary on I-35.

The I-74 bridge in Bettendorf is also on schedule as far as I can tell, many of the piers on the Iowa side are complete, as well as the footings for the piers in the river (I think), and grading and retaining walls on the Illinois side. This supplements the work that has been done previously on River Drive in Moline and Grant St/State St/US 67 in Bettendorf.

Finally, I was driving US 30 between Ames and Cedar Rapids and I noticed that significant tree clearing and culvert work was being done east of Tama. It looks as though they are going to extend the 4-lane section eastward another 10 or so miles. Does anyone know anything about that?

iowahighways:

--- Quote from: pianocello on March 23, 2018, 05:35:05 PM ---Finally, I was driving US 30 between Ames and Cedar Rapids and I noticed that significant tree clearing and culvert work was being done east of Tama. It looks as though they are going to extend the 4-lane section eastward another 10 or so miles. Does anyone know anything about that?

--- End quote ---

They're going to close the four-lane gap between Tama and US 218, starting with the stretch in Tama County. (Story)

froggie:
^^ Which movement at 35/30 is getting the flyover?

MNHighwayMan:
I could swear I saw a picture of a stand-alone Iowa I-129 shield on this forum somewhere, but I have no idea which thread that was in or where the sign was.

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