Interstate 380 & Iowa 27 south
Interstate 380 & IA 27 drop 50 feet in elevation on the one mile approach to County Road W36 (Lewis Access Road) by Center Point. Lewis Access Road curves northward from Exit 35 to overtake Franklin Street (former IA 150) through the city. Photo taken 05/08/10.
Lewis Access Road was extended northward in conjunction with building of the diamond interchange (Exit 35) with Interstate 380. Linn County W36 spans the Cedar River southwest en route to Pleasant Creek State Park and the city of Palo. Photo taken 05/08/10.
A pair of reassurance shields stand along side I-380 & IA 27 south ahead of Nelson Creek. Photo taken 05/08/10.
Downtown Cedar Rapids is now just a 15-mile drive away. Photo taken 05/08/10.
Interstate 380 parallels North Center Point Road to the west between Center Point and the city of Robins. The adjacent roadway was historically a part of Iowa 150, which originated at the Centennial Bridge in Downtown Davenport as an extension of U.S. 150.
Pictured here is the crossing over West Otter Creek. Photo taken 05/08/10.
Interstate 380 spans East Otter Creek near Midway on the one mile approach to Linn County E34 (County Home Road). CR E34 forms an L-shaped route west from Exit 28 to Toddville and south to CR E36 (Blairs Ferry Road). Photo taken 05/08/10.
County Road E34 (County Home Road) travels a rural route east from the diamond interchange (Exit 28) with I-380 across the north side of Robins to Whittier and Viola in eastern Linn County. Photo taken 05/08/10.
Continuing south, I-380 & IA 27 run along the western city limits of Robins southward to the city of Hiawatha. Photo taken 05/08/10.
Eight miles remain before southbound drivers reach Downtown Cedar Rapids on I-380. Photo taken 05/08/10.
The freeway veers southeast at the Tower Terrace Road overpass to meet the diamond interchange (Exit 25) with Boyson Road. Photo taken 05/08/10.
Boyson Road leads west through a business park area to subdivisions in northwest Cedar Rapids and east to an adjacent industrial park in Hiawatha. Photo taken 05/08/10.
Exit 24 consists of a diamond interchange with Blairs Ferry Road and service roads leading south to Iowa 100 (Collins Road) and 42nd Street. Photo taken 05/08/10.
All traffic bound for Iowa 100 departs Interstate 380 & Iowa 27 south at the Emmons Street overpass. Blairs Ferry Road follows as an east-west commercial arterial across north Cedar Rapids. Photo taken 05/08/10.
The I-380 mainline passes below a series of overpasses through to 42nd Street to next meet a split diamond interchange with Glass Road west / 32nd Street east and Coldstream Road west / 29th Street east. Photo taken 05/08/10.
The adjacent service road intersects ramps for Iowa 100 (Collins Road). Iowa 100 forms a 8.3-mile route east from Edgewood Road to U.S. 151 & Iowa 13 in Marion. The route constitutes a commercial arterial to the east and an expressway west. Work is underway to extend the highway 7.5 miles southwest to U.S. 30 & 218 at 16th Avenue by 2020. Photo taken 05/08/10.
Exit 22 to Glass Road / 32nd Street and Coldstream Road / 29th Street departs one mile south of Iowa 100. Glass and Coldstream Roads extend their numbered street counterparts from I-380 to leafy residential areas to the west. Photo taken 05/08/10.
An on-ramp from 42nd Street joins I-380 south to add a fourth lane to Exit 22. Use 29th Street NE east for Mt. Mercy University and the Brucemore Historic Site off U.S. 151 Business (1st Avenue NE). Photo taken 05/08/10.
32nd and 29th Streets run east from adjacent Center Point Road to U.S. 151 Business (Iowa 922) by the Noelridge and Kenwood Park neighborhoods. The I-380 mainline progresses another mile south to a diamond interchange (Exit 21) with H Avenue. Photo taken 05/08/10.
Forthcoming Exit 21 connects I-380 with H Avenue by an industrial area on the north side of Cedar Lake. The freeway encircles the lake southward to 7th Street NE ahead of Downtown Cedar Rapids. Photo taken 05/08/10.
The Cedar Rapids skyline comes into view as speed limits reduce to 55 miles per hour. Speed cameras are in use along the ensuing stretch of freeway winding by Downtown. Photo taken 05/08/10.
Exit 21 leaves I-380 & IA 27 south for H Avenue. H Avenue ends at adjacent Shaver Road to the west. A few blocks to the east, H Avenue connects the freeway with the Mound View neighborhood. Photo taken 05/08/10.
Exit 20B joins Interstate 380 & IA 27 with 7th Street NE to Downtown Cedar Rapids and the U.S. Cellular Center, a concert and basketball arena opened in 1979. Exit 20A follows with 1st Street NE and the Downtown Riverfront area. Photo taken 05/08/10.
Interstate 380 elevates onto a viaduct on the western turn by UnityPoint Health Hospital. Photo taken 05/08/10.
Entering the parclo interchange (Exit 20B) with 7th and 8th Street NE on I-380 & IA 27 south. 7th Street angles southeast to link the freeway with parallel U.S. 151 Business (1st Avenue NE) east of the central business district and the U.S. Cellular Center. Photo taken 05/08/10.
Exit 20A departs from the I-380 viaduct above 4th Street SE by the Quaker Oaks plant to 1st Street NE. 1st Street NE runs along the Cedar River southeast to 7th Avenue SE.
U.S. 151 Business (1st Avenue) parallels one block to the south. Photo taken 05/08/10.
1st U.S. 151 Business represents the lone signed route through central Cedar Rapids. The multi-lane boulevard doubles as unsigned Iowa 922 as it leads southwest from Iowa 100 (Collins Road) to Wellington Heights, Downtown, Northwest Area and the U.S. 30-151-218 freeway in southwest Cedar Rapids. Photo taken 05/08/10.
Interstate 380 & Iowa 27 span the Cedar River ahead of Exit 19B with 1st Avenue SW (U.S. 151 Business). Heavy rains in spring 2008 resulted in major flooding both in Northwest Area and Downtown Cedar Rapids. Photo taken 05/08/10.
The freeway swings southeast from the Cedar River as Exit 19B lowers to end at 1st and L Streets SW. U.S. 151 Business south leads motorists from I-380 toward the Cleveland neighborhood that is home to Veterans Memorial Stadium, Kingston Stadium and Cedar Rapids Ice Arena (USHL). Photo taken 05/08/10.
The I-380 viaduct ends south of 3rd Avenue SW. Photo taken 05/08/10.
A diamond interchange joins Interstate 380 & Iowa 27 with Wilson Avenue SW in the Southwest Area of Cedar Rapids. Interests to the Czech and Slovak Museum are directed back north to the Taylor neighborhood to reach the attraction off 12th Avenue SW. Photo taken 05/08/10.
Forthcoming 33th Avenue SW joins I-380 with Hawkeye Downs Speedway to the west and Richard C. Jones Memorial Park and golf course to the east. Photo taken 05/08/10.
Southbound at the off-ramp (Exit 17) to 33rd Avenue SW. I-380 advances another mile to combine with U.S. 218 south at the U.S. 30 & 151 freeway (Exit 16). Photo taken 05/08/10.
Spanning a Union Pacific Railroad line, Interstate 380 south sees a lane drop at Exit 16 for U.S. 30 west-151 south & 218 north. U.S. 218 and 30 share 19 miles of pavement west to Benton County, with U.S. 30 reaching Tama in 48 miles.
This set of signs was replaced by 2012. Photo taken 05/08/10.
U.S. 30 forms a freeway bypass across south Cedar Rapids. U.S. 151 combines with the freeway west to Fairfax before it drops southward to Amana and its southern terminus at Interstate 80. Photo taken 05/08/10.
All traffic to U.S. 30 & 151 departs in unison from I-380 & IA 27 at Exit 16. U.S. 30 & 151 downgrade to an expressway east of C Street SW. The pair split south of Betram while U.S. 30 maintains an eastern heading to Mount Vernan and Clinton. Photo taken 05/08/10.
Exit 16 partitions into the respective ramps for U.S. 30-151-218. The east-west freeway across Cedar Rapids opened in stages between 1975 and 1981.1 Photo taken 05/08/10.
A wye takes motorists from I-380 south onto U.S. 30 east & 151 north ahead of Bowling Street north and Kirkwood Boulevard south. A cloverleaf interchange facilitates the rest of the movements between the two freeways. Photo taken 05/08/10.
This diagrammatic sign from I-380 south was replaced by 2012 with separate panels. Kirkwood Boulevard extends Bowling Street south to the Lincolnway neighborhood. Photo taken 05/08/10.
Interstate 380-U.S. 218 & Iowa 27 south
U.S. 218 combines with Interstate 380 for the remainder of the drive south to I-80 at Coralville. Photo taken 04/12/13.
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The Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) represents the next destination south of Cedar Rapids in four miles. Sign changes made between 2010 and 2013 replaced Des Moines with Mt. Pleasant for the continuation of U.S. 218 and the Avenue of the Saints south of I-80. Photo taken 05/08/10. Second photo taken 04/12/13.
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Meeting Interstate 380 in one mile is Wright Brothers Boulevard (County Road E70), an east-west road between U.S. 151 and Ely Road across south Cedar Rapids. Photo taken 05/08/10. Second photo taken 04/12/13.
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The Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) lies 0.75 miles west of the diamond interchange (Exit 13) with Interstate 380 along Wright Brothers Boulevard. The city of Ely is a four mile drive to the east. Use Exit 13 also for the Amana Colonies National Historic Landmark via U.S. 151 south. Photo taken 05/08/10. Second photo taken 04/12/13.
Interstate 380 south doubles as an emergency detour for I-80 west during periods of inclement weather. Photo taken 04/12/13.
The lone rest area for Interstate 380 resides south of Hoosier Creek within the southernmost reaches of the Cedar Rapids city limits. Photo taken 04/12/13.
Drivers pass by this set of reassurance markers for I-380, U.S. 218 and IA 27 ahead of the Walford Road overpass. Old U.S. 218 parallels to the west along 6th Street SW. Photo taken 04/12/13.
Southbound at the rest area off-ramp along I-380. Northbound drivers see a companion facility. Photo taken 04/12/13.
County Road F12 (120th Street) connects the cities of Swisher and Shueyville with Interstate 380 in one mile. Photo taken 04/12/13.
Interstate 380 crosses the Johnson County line one mile north of the CR F12 overpass. Photo taken 04/12/13.
Exit 10 departs I-380-U.S. 218 & IA 27 south for CR F12 (120th Street). The county road extends east of Shueyville to CR W6E (Ely Road) to the north of Coralville Lake. 120th Street carries the highway west from Division Street through Swisher to Monroe township and Iowa County. Photo taken 04/12/13.
Interstate 380, U.S. 218 & IA 27 parallels McAllister Creek southward over forested hills to the Coralville Lake area. Photo taken 12/31/14.
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The city of North Liberty, a north suburb of Iowa City, lies eight miles ahead beyond the Coralville lake area. Sign changes made by 2013 again swap out Des Moines with Mount Pleasant for U.S. 218 south. Photo taken 05/08/10. Second photo taken 12/31/14.
I-380 spans the Iowa River across the Trooper Harold DeGear Memorial Bridge. Coralville Dam, east of North Liberty, forms the 5,280 acre Coralville Lake reservoir that the Iowa feeds. Photo taken 04/12/13.
Now south of Coralville Lake, Interstate 380 approaches a diamond interchange (Exit 4) with Johnson County F29 (250th / Penn Street) at the city of North Liberty. Photo taken 04/12/13.
Exit 4 parts ways with Interstate 380-U.S. 218 & Iowa 27 south for County Road F29 (250th Street) west toward Oxford and Penn Street east to the North Liberty city center. Photo taken 04/12/13.
The final southbound reassurance shield for Interstate 380. Photo taken 04/12/13.
Interstate 380 straddles the Tiffin and Coralville city line southward on the two miles leading to the full cloverleaf interchange (Exits 0B/A) with Interstate 80. Photo taken 04/12/13.
Interstate 80 east separates the cities of Coralville and Iowa City to the east. Two interchanges serve Coralville from the south. Photo taken 04/12/13.
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Overheads for Interstate 80 were replaced by 2014 to use Clearview font. I-80 comprises a busy trucking corridor between Des Moines and the Quad Cities. Iowa City is referenced for I-80 east, but the city is also accessible from U.S. 218 & Iowa 27 (Avenue of the Saints) south. Photo taken 05/08/10. Second photo taken 12/31/14.
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Passing over U.S. 6 (Marengo Road / 2nd Street), Interstate 380nears the westbound ramp (Exit 0B) to Des Moines. Interstate 80 travels a mostly rural route 101 miles to I-35 at the capital city. Photo taken 05/08/10. Second photo taken 12/31/14.
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This set of signs at the south end of I-380 was carbon copied by 2014. The use of Exit 0 is somewhat rare on the Interstate system, with only a handful of states using the numbering. Photo taken 09/04/05. Second photo taken 05/08/10.
While Interstate 380 ends, U.S. 218 & Iowa 27 (Avenue of the Saints) continue south as a freeway through to Riverside in Washington County. The Avenue of the Saints varies as an expressway and freeway from there southward to Mt Pleasant and the Missouri state line west of Keokuk. Photo taken 12/31/14.
Travelers bound for the Quad Cities and Chicago loop away from Interstate 380 south at Exit 0A. Four subsequent interchanges line the freeway east across the north side of Iowa City. Photo taken 12/31/14.



  1. US 30, The Iowa Highways Page.

Photo Credits:

  • 09/04/05 by AARoads.
  • 05/08/10 by AARoads.
  • 04/12/13 by AARoads.
  • 12/31/14 by AARoads, Bill Gatchel, and Scott Onson.

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Page Updated 08-05-2015.