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Interstate 280 East
U.S. 6 is acknowledged on the transition ramp from I-80 east to I-280 east. Photo taken 04/08/13.
Shields for I-280 west & U.S. 61 south appear along the left side off-ramp of I-80 west. Photo taken 12/31/14.
Ramps combine to form the Interstate 280 mainline just ahead of the split with U.S. 6 east. Photo taken 04/08/13.
The first exit sign along Interstate 280 eastbound gives a quarter mile notice for U.S. 6 east onto Kimberly Road through western Davenport and Scott County F58 west to Walcott (population 1,629 - 2010 census). Photo taken 04/08/13.
Entering the parclo interchange (Exit 1) with U.S. 6 (Kimberly Road) east and Scott County F58 west. Photo taken 04/08/13.
U.S. 6 follows Kimberly Road throughout Davenport to Interstate 74 at Bettendorf. County Road F58 doubles as Historic U.S. 6 west to Walcott. Photo taken 04/08/13.
Historic U.S. 6 was signed along County Road F58 between I-280 and U.S. 6 & Iowa 38 in west Wilton in June 2012. Signing of the former route was promoted by the Route 6 Tourist Association and agreed upon by the mayors of Walcott, Durant and Wilton.1 Photo taken 04/08/13.
Interstate 280 east & U.S. 61 south
Leading away from Exit 4, I-280 east & U.S. 61 south remain rural and next pass under the Rock Island Lines Railroad. Photo taken 04/08/13.
The next 3 exits; Exit 4 (West Locust Street), Exit 6 (West River Drive), Exit 8 (Rockingham Road), all serve western reaches of Davenport. Photo taken 04/08/13.
This sign for Exit 4 along Interstate 280 eastbound gives one mile notice for Scott County Road F65 (160th Street). Exit here and take 110th Avenue south one mile from CR F65 for access to West Lake Park where camping and fishing are popular. Locust Street east leads toward St. Ambrose University. Photo taken 04/08/13.
Locust Street west from Exit 4 turns into Scott County F65 (160th Street) towards West Lake Park. St. Ambrose University, a private college with approximately 2,800 undergraduate students, lies about 4 miles east of the interchange along Locust Street.
A sign for the Palmer College of Chiropractic and the Putnam Museum-IMAX, both located in Downtown Davenport, appears a half a mile closer to the exit. Photo taken 04/08/13.
A mileage sign for West River Drive and Rockingham Road lies just below the Locust Street overpass. Photo taken 04/08/13.
Interstate 280 east & U.S. 61 south line West Lake Park and cross Black Hawk Creek between Locust Street (Exit 4) and their split at Exit 6. Photo taken 04/08/13.
A one mile notice sign for the split of U.S. 61 south for West River Drive and Muscatine via Exit 6. West River Drive east carries U.S. 61 Business as designated with the U.S. 61 shift to the Quad Cities belt line in 2010. Photo taken 04/08/13.
U.S. 61 travels west along 140th Street toward Blue Grass (population 1,541 - 2010 census), located five miles away. Photo taken 04/08/13.
U.S. 61 Business northbound extends West River Drive east across western Davenport. U.S. 61 south generally mirrors the Mississippi River to Muscatine, Wapello, Burlington, Fort Madison and Keokuk. Photo taken 04/08/13.
Interstate 280 East
Interstate 280 swings southeast on the initial approach to the Mississippi River. Photo taken 04/08/13.
Rockingham Road (Iowa 22) is the lone entry on this final Iowa mileage sign posted along I-280 east. The distance to Chicago appears on signs only in Illinois. Photo taken 04/08/13.
Three-quarters of a mile ahead of Exit 8, which takes drivers to Rockingham Road in Davenport or Buffalo (population 1,270 - 2010 census) via Iowa 22 west. Photo taken 04/08/13.
With the Interstate 280 bridge in the background, Exit 8 part ways. Iowa 22 doubles as a Great River Road from Davenport to Muscatine. The state route ends at U.S. 61 Business (West River Drive), one mile to the north. Photo taken 04/08/13.
The final reassurance marker for Interstate 280 east in Iowa stands along the Mississippi River bridge approach by Carp Lake. The DME Railroad Corporation line passes under the freeway ahead. Photo taken 05/28/18.
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The formal name of the Interstate 280 bridge is the Sergeant John F. Baker, Jr. Bridge, designated in 2010 after the Vietnam War Veteran and the only Medal of Honor recipient from the Quad Cities.2 Photo taken 04/08/13. Second photo taken 05/28/18.
Interstate 280 rises to cross the Mississippi River on the 1.5 mile approach to Exits 11A/B with Illinois 92 (Centennial Expressway / Rock Island Parkway). Photo taken 05/28/18.
Interstate 280 crosses the Mississippi River on a tied arch bridge that opened October 25, 1973. The state border lies midway across the waterway. Photo taken 04/08/13.
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The I-280 bridge carried an average of 23,700 vehicles per day in 2014 between Davenport, Iowa and Rock Island, Illinois.3 Photos taken 05/28/18.


 

Sources:

  1. "Old 6 gets its proper name back." Quad-City Times, May 25, 2012.
  2. "Bridge to carry name of Medal of Honor recipient." Quad-City Times, July 31, 2010.
  3. Iowa Department of Transportation 2014 Traffic Book.


Photo Credits:

  • 04/08/13 by AARoads.
  • 12/31/14 by AARoads and .
  • 05/28/18 by AARoads.

Connect with:
Interstate 80
U.S. 6
U.S. 61

Page Updated 06-05-2018.