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Re: Iowa Notes
« Reply #175 on: September 15, 2023, 05:58:34 PM »

The September Iowa Transportation Commission meeting included an item "Transfer of Jurisdiction of Frontage/Access Roadways along Iowa 461 in Davenport".  What specific roads are these, and are they being transferred to or from state control? I wish the detailed agendas were available on the website before the meetings.

I'm wondering if they're the frontage roads between 59th Street and 65th Street/Veterans Memorial Parkway. (https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=16/41.5836/-90.5717). They were built around the time the one-ways south of 59th opened, in the spring of 1984.
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Re: Iowa Notes
« Reply #176 on: September 15, 2023, 06:02:37 PM »

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ssoworld/albums/72177720311211585

Proof.  This contains both old and new versions of the signs. Signs were replaced both on 61/151 and on 20. They did not replace all of the signs - particularly some of those around Grandview Ave (both on 20 and 61) along with the one leading to Kerper Blvd in Wisconsin - this is possible due to who maintains them (I would suspect IowaDOT maintains the Kerper one, but I can also assume for the Grandview Ave/61 interchange, these not-so-BGSs might be city installed.  No activity has taken place since early August.

Nice photos. I'm surprised the Greyhound Park is still signed even though it closed last fall. (The casino linked to it is still open.)
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Re: Iowa Notes
« Reply #177 on: September 15, 2023, 07:15:06 PM »

The September Iowa Transportation Commission meeting included an item "Transfer of Jurisdiction of Frontage/Access Roadways along Iowa 461 in Davenport".  What specific roads are these, and are they being transferred to or from state control? I wish the detailed agendas were available on the website before the meetings.

I'm wondering if they're the frontage roads between 59th Street and 65th Street/Veterans Memorial Parkway. (https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=16/41.5836/-90.5717). They were built around the time the one-ways south of 59th opened, in the spring of 1984.

Either that or the frontage roads along W. River Dr (https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=17/41.50271/-90.63378). I think it's more likely the ones on Brady St, though. In either case, it's almost certainly a transfer from the state to the city.
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Re: Iowa Notes
« Reply #178 on: September 24, 2023, 09:48:18 PM »

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ssoworld/albums/72177720311211585

Proof.  This contains both old and new versions of the signs. Signs were replaced both on 61/151 and on 20. They did not replace all of the signs - particularly some of those around Grandview Ave (both on 20 and 61) along with the one leading to Kerper Blvd in Wisconsin - this is possible due to who maintains them (I would suspect IowaDOT maintains the Kerper one, but I can also assume for the Grandview Ave/61 interchange, these not-so-BGSs might be city installed.  No activity has taken place since early August.

Nice photos. I'm surprised the Greyhound Park is still signed even though it closed last fall. (The casino linked to it is still open.)
And I found yesterday that they reinstalled the 65mph limit on 61 north to the SW Arterial (used to end at the old entrance to the airport for over a decade and a half)
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Re: Iowa Notes
« Reply #179 on: September 25, 2023, 08:49:17 PM »

And I found yesterday that they reinstalled the 65mph limit on 61 north to the SW Arterial (used to end at the old entrance to the airport for over a decade and a half)

That's definitely a recent change; it was posted for 55 as recently as July.
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Re: Iowa Notes
« Reply #180 on: November 03, 2023, 06:56:33 PM »

Does anyone know if the Iowa section of Abbott Drive in Carter Lake is still a state highway?  Is it still Iowa 165 even though recent GSV imagery shows the Iowa 165 markers having been removed?  I took photos of both of the trailblazers at each beginning of the short state highway back in February 2016-- they have since disappeared.  Photos are of the northern beginning and the southern beginning, respectively.


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Re: Iowa Notes
« Reply #181 on: November 04, 2023, 12:22:16 PM »

Pottawattamie County map on Iowa DOT's website still shows it. And it's dated 1/1/2023. So yeah, still exists on paper, just no longer signed.

Interestingly the signs do not appear to have been removed at the same time: the northbound one disappeared between June 2019 and August 2021. The southbound one was still there in November 2022 but gone in May 2023.

Both signs, the post they were on disappeared with them so the removals were probably deliberate, but who knows. The southbound one was in a bunch of bushes that also got removed with it.

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Re: Iowa Notes
« Reply #182 on: December 01, 2023, 02:19:52 PM »

Took US 30 between Marshalltown and Cedar Rapids this week on the way back home from Denver and it looks like they'll have the last four lane gap filled by this time next year.  When they do, that will makes US 30 a very attractive alternate to I-80 for me moving forward.  Coming from Wisconsin, I will now be able to get to Des Moines and beyond on all four lane with way, way, way fewer trucks and other traffic with about the same travel time.  It's a much more relaxing drive.

Still a slowdown by that casino west of Toledo and the run of stoplights leaving Des Moines on US 65.  But everything else is pretty great. No worse than the signals one has to traverse in Dubuque or Marion. I think that will become my default path on any trip heading that general direction.

East Mixmaster construction is in full swing.  Especially the new NB I-35 ramp.  Seems like the biggest interchange project in Iowa since they overhauled the 29/80 commons in Council Bluffs.
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Re: Iowa Notes
« Reply #183 on: December 07, 2023, 08:36:40 PM »

The September Iowa Transportation Commission meeting included an item "Transfer of Jurisdiction of Frontage/Access Roadways along Iowa 461 in Davenport".  What specific roads are these, and are they being transferred to or from state control? I wish the detailed agendas were available on the website before the meetings.

I'm wondering if they're the frontage roads between 59th Street and 65th Street/Veterans Memorial Parkway. (https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=16/41.5836/-90.5717). They were built around the time the one-ways south of 59th opened, in the spring of 1984.

And I just found out that those were indeed the roads being transferred: https://iowadot.gov/commission/pdf/September-2023-Minutes.pdf
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Re: Iowa Notes
« Reply #184 on: January 30, 2024, 10:45:16 PM »

So the Avenue of the Saints now has three active speed cameras in Lee County:  https://www.wgem.com/2023/12/28/six-speeding-cameras-place-lee-county-fines-begin-jan-1/
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Re: Iowa Notes
« Reply #185 on: January 31, 2024, 09:07:07 AM »

So the Avenue of the Saints now has three active speed cameras in Lee County:  https://www.wgem.com/2023/12/28/six-speeding-cameras-place-lee-county-fines-begin-jan-1/

Granted, I haven't been on AotS in Lee County since the second carriageway was still under construction (stayed in Donnellson, attended a wedding in Houghton) . . . but I seem to recall there being a whole lot of nothing around there.
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Re: Iowa Notes
« Reply #186 on: February 12, 2024, 11:52:45 PM »

So the Avenue of the Saints now has three active speed cameras in Lee County:  https://www.wgem.com/2023/12/28/six-speeding-cameras-place-lee-county-fines-begin-jan-1/

Granted, I haven't been on AotS in Lee County since the second carriageway was still under construction (stayed in Donnellson, attended a wedding in Houghton) . . . but I seem to recall there being a whole lot of nothing around there.

Can confirm that the only think worth seeing on the AotS in Lee County is that big red fireworks building in Missouri that you can see five miles out.
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Re: Iowa Notes
« Reply #187 on: February 13, 2024, 10:13:57 PM »

https://maps.app.goo.gl/qjrTZ3NQ5RbLcUrKA
Is US 20 Business along Gordon Drive in Sioux City been decommissioned?
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« Reply #188 on: February 14, 2024, 05:15:01 PM »

https://maps.app.goo.gl/qjrTZ3NQ5RbLcUrKA
Is US 20 Business along Gordon Drive in Sioux City been decommissioned?

No. That sign originally had IA 12 on it until 2000; Business 20 was never signed there at all. Gordon Drive is still considered part of IA 12 but is only signed as Business 20.

That interchange is currently being reconstructed from an incomplete cloverleaf into a diamond interchange.
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