Interstate 80 & U.S. 6 east
U.S. 6 combines with Interstate 80 east for a 18.7-mile overlap to northwest Davenport. Photo taken 06/19/15.
The last Cedar County interchange joins Interstate 80 & U.S. 6 with County Road Y26, eight miles out from Durant. Davenport is just 30 miles from this point. Photo taken 06/19/15.
Cedar County Road Y26 (Yankee Avenue) leads south 2.3 miles from Exit 277 to Historic U.S. 6 (5th Street) in the city of Durant. Photo taken 06/19/15.
Entering the diamond interchange (Exit 277) with CR Y26 along Interstate 80 & U.S. 6 east. County Road Y26 heads north to County Road F44 (290th Street) just east of Sunbury. Connections with CR F44 west to CR Y14 north or Yankee Avenue north to Iowa 130 west lead drivers to the small city of Bennett. Photo taken 06/19/15.
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Stockton, a city of around 200, is the next destination along Interstate 80 & U.S. 6 east via Exit 280 and County Road Y30 south in six miles. Davenport is 24 miles away. Photos taken 06/19/15.
1st Avenue spans Interstate 80 & U.S. 6 as the freeway enters Scott County, the final county along I-80 east across Iowa. Photo taken 0000.
The freeway leads two miles due east to a diamond interchange (Exit 280) with Scott County Road Y30 (20th Avenue). Stockton is a three-mile drive south along CR Y30 to Historic U.S. 6 (200th Street) and Western Avenue. Photo taken 06/19/15.
Exit 280 leaves Interstate 80 & U.S. 6 east for County Road Y30 (20th Avenue). North from the exchange, 20th Avenue continues 4.4 miles to Iowa 130 ahead of its westbound approach to New Liberty. Photo taken 06/19/15.
Interstate 80 & U.S. 6 shield assembly posted after the on-ramp from CR Y30. The freeway angles to drop two miles southward along the upcoming stretch. Photo taken 06/19/15.
Walcott is referenced at six miles away via Interstate 80 east to County Road Y40 south. Chicago replaces Davenport as the control city for I-80 at 199 miles out. Photo taken 06/19/15.
1.75 miles west of the diamond interchange (Exit 284) with Scott County Road Y40 (Plainview Road). CR Y40 meets the freeway in northern reaches of the Walcott city limits. 60th Avenue extends CR Y40 from the city line to Iowa 130 (New Liberty Road). Photo taken 06/19/15.
Plainview Road carries County Road Y40 south 1.3 miles to Historic U.S. 6 (200th Street) ahead of the Walcott street grid. Photo taken 06/19/15.
The world's largest truck stop, the Iowa 80, lies on the northeast side of the exchange (Exit 284) joining Interstate 80 with CR Y40. Photo taken 06/19/15.
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Interstate 80 & U.S. 6 enter the final approach to the Davenport city line and their split at I-280 and U.S. 61 in four miles. Photos taken 06/19/15.
U.S. 6 turns south onto Interstate 280 east & U.S. 61 south (Exit 290) to make the connection to Kimberly Road, its surface route into Davenport. Photo taken 06/19/15.
Interests to Quad City International Airport (MLI) are directed onto Interstate 280 east to Moline in lieu of remaining on I-80 east to I-74 east. I-280 provides an alternate route for I-80 east to Chicago, while staying in rural areas of west Davenport to the Mississippi River. Photo taken 06/19/15.
Interstate 280 serves the west side of Davenport with four interchanges. Two interchanges follow along I-80 for north Davenport, with Interstate 74 lining the east side of the city to the Iowa-Illinois Memorial Bridge. Photo taken 06/19/15.
One mile ahead of the directional-T interchange (Exit 290) with Interstate 280 east & U.S. 61 south to Rock Island and Moline, Illinois on I-80 & U.S. 6 east. U.S. 61 was relocated from an L-shaped route through Davenport to bypass the city in September 2011. The former surface route is now a Business loop. Photo taken 06/19/15.
County Road Y48 (110th Avenue) crosses Interstate 80 east at the split with U.S. 6 east and the beginning of Interstate 280 (Exit 290). I-280 constitutes the western and southern half of the Quad Cities belt line while I-80 represents the northern and eastern portion. The freeway combines with I-74 at MLI Airport to the big X interchange at Colona, Illinois. Photo taken 06/19/15.
Exit 290 turns southward with U.S. 6 to Interstate 280. U.S. 61 joins Interstate 280 south to Exit 6 and I-80 east to Exit 295. Photo taken 06/19/15.
Interstate 80 east & U.S. 61 north
Traveling east through the rural outskirts of Davenport, Interstate 80 merges with U.S. 61 north for 5.1 miles. Photo taken 06/19/15.
Northwest Boulevard crosses paths with Interstate 80 & U.S. 61 at a diamond interchange (Exit 292) in two miles. U.S. 61 Business ties into the freeway from Brady Street in three miles. Photo taken 06/19/15.
Iowa 130 (New Liberty Road) enters Davenport from Maysville to the northwest to end at Exit 292 of Interstate 80 & U.S. 61. Photo taken 06/19/15.
Northwest Boulevard carried the Iowa 130 designation southeast from Exit 292 to Harrison Avenue until 1985, when the roadway south of I-80 was turned over to the city of Davenport.1 Photo taken 06/19/15.
Continuing east along Interstate 80 & U.S. 61 north, the freeway passes by Davenport Municipal Airport (DVN) ahead of their split at Exit 295. Photo taken 06/19/15.
The western terminus of Interstate 74 lies four miles to the east of Northwest Boulevard. Brady Street (U.S. 61 Business) comprises one of two main commercial arterials in Davenport with Kimberly Road (U.S. 6) being the other. Photo taken 06/19/15.
Exits 295A/B constitutes a full cloverleaf interchange with U.S. 61 Business (Brady Street) to the south and the U.S. 61 freeway to Eldridge and De Witt to the north. Photo taken 06/19/15.
Brady Street (U.S. 61 Business south) provides a direct route to the Davenport Riverfront. Scott County Park lies beyond Eldridge to the east of the U.S. 61 freeway via Exit 129. Photo taken 04/08/13.
Eastbound at the Exit 295A off-ramp to U.S. 61 Business (Brady Street) south. U.S. 61 Business follows Brady Street south to its split with Welcome Way, where the route commences a one-way couplet to the Downtown Davenport. The business route was signed in 2011 when U.S. 61 shifted to the freeway network. Photo taken 06/19/15.
U.S. 61 heads north from Exit 295B, 14 miles along a freeway to U.S. 30 at De Witt. The route extends north from there with expressway standards to Maquokete and Dubuque. Photo taken 04/01/16.
Interstate 80 east
Interstate 80 continues east solo by open farm land and a John Deere plant through northeastern Davenport. Photo taken 05/26/18.
Bettendorf, the northeastern of the Quad Cities, sees one interchange from Interstate 80 directly and four from Interstate 74 south. Photo taken 04/01/16.
Local traffic banners were added to signs for Interstate 74 due to the substandard nature of the Iowa-Illinois Memorial Bridge. Construction underway from 2017 to 2020 replaces the I-74 suspension bridge linking Davenport with Moline. Photo taken 05/26/18.
Interstate 74 crosses the Mississippi River by the Bettendorf Riverfront in 5.3 miles to Downtown Moline. Photo taken 04/08/13.
Outside the Quad Cities, Interstate 74 heads south to Galena and Peoria, Illinois as part of a 428-mile trek to Cincinnati, Ohio by way of Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo taken 05/26/18.
A trumpet interchange (Exit 298) connects Interstates 80 and 74. I-74 combines with U.S. 6 from Bettendorf to Moline and with I-280 east from Moline to the Big X interchange with I-80 at Colona in 19 miles. Photo taken 04/01/16.
Interstate 80 crosses Crow Creek ahead of this eastbound reassurance marker. Photo taken 03/31/16.
The final rest area of I-80 in Iowa lies one mile ahead in northwest Bettendorf. A Welcome Center for Illinois is just nine miles away, but trucks are prohibited from accessing the facility, so the conventional rest area east of I-74 is referenced here at 26 miles out. Photo taken 03/31/16.
Utica Ridge Road passes over Interstate 80 beyond this mileage sign posted 2.5 miles from Middle Road (Exit 301) and 191 miles from Chicago. Photo taken 03/31/16.
Interstate 80 formally enters the city of Bettendorf by the rest area located just east of milepost 299. Photo taken 03/31/16.
Middle Road bisects Bettendorf from Locust Street in Davenport northeast to a parclo A2 interchange (Exit 301) with Interstate 80.
A greenout was affixed to this sign between 2005 and 2010 to amend the mileage from one to three quarters of a mile. Photo taken 03/31/16.
Exit 301 leaves Interstate 80 east for Middle Road south to Scott Community College at Riverdale and central Bettendorf. Middle Road north ends at Indiana Avenue nearby. Photo taken 03/31/16.
Shield assembly for Interstate 80 posted after Spencer Creek. The freeway exits the Bettendorf city limits ahead of Wells Ferry Road. Photo taken 03/31/16.
Le Claire, a Mississippi River city of nearly 4,000, is the final Iowa destination of Interstate 80 in seven miles. Photo taken 03/31/16.
Interstate 80 enters the Le Claire city limits on the one mile approach to a folded diamond interchange (Exit 306) with U.S. 67 (South Cody Road). Photo taken 03/31/16.
U.S. 67 straddles the Mississippi River northward from Downtown Davenport to Clinton and its northern terminus at U.S. 52 near Sabula. Le Claire is home to the Buffalo Bill Museum and the American Pickers of History Channel fame. Photo taken 05/24/18.
Exit 306 departs Interstate 80 east for U.S. 67 (South Cody Road) north to Downtown Le Claire and south to Bettendorf and Riverdale. U.S. 67 travels 67 miles in Iowa and 1,560 miles overall to Presidio, Texas. Photo taken 03/31/16.
The Fred Schwengel Memorial Bridge carries Interstate 80 across the Mississippi River from Le Claire to Rapids City, Illinois. The bridge was named to honor Schwengel, a Iowa Congressman involved in the Interstate Highway Act, in 1995.2 Photo taken 05/24/18.
Looking southwest from Interstate 80 over the Mississippi River, Lock and Dam Number 14 come into view. Photo taken 06/01/11.
Interstate 80 crosses the Illinois state line just east of these overheads posted on the Mississippi River bridge. IL 84 meets the freeway on the south side of the span at a folded diamond interchange (Exit 1). Photo taken 05/28/18.


 

Sources:

  1. Iowa Highways: 120 to 139.
  2. I-80 Fred Schwengel Memorial Bridge, Davenport, IA. johnweeks.com


Photo Credits:

06/01/11, 04/08/13, 06/19/15, 03/31/16, 04/01/16, 05/24/18, 05/26/18, 05/28/18 by AARoads

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Interstate 74
Interstate 280
U.S. 6
U.S. 67

Page Updated 06-04-2018.