Iowa 22 West - Johnson & Washington Counties

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Continuing beyond the Muscatine County line along Iowa 22 west. Photo taken 12/31/14.
County Road X14 (Wapsi Avenue) connects Iowa 22 with the city of Lone Tree, one mile to the south. Photo taken 12/31/14.
Iowa 22 stays outside of Lone Tree and next reaches Riverside in eight miles. Photo taken 12/31/14.
Iowa 22 remains due west to eastern Washington County. Photo taken 12/31/14.
Westbound shield for IA 22 posted after Sioux Avenue. Photo taken 12/31/14.
Otter Creek Road spurs south to the nearby settlement of River Junction Photo taken 12/31/14.
Johnson County Road W66 (Sand Road) meanders north from Iowa 22. The route mirrors the course of the Iowa River to Iowa City. Photo taken 12/31/14.
Forest stands appear along Iowa 22 preceding the Iowa River. Photo taken 12/31/14.
The 323-mile long Iowa River originates in Hancock County and ends at a confluence with the Mississippi River in Louisa County. The river can flood and did historically through Iowa City and Coralville in 2008. Photo taken 12/31/14.
The midpoint across the Iowa River represents the Washington County line on Iowa 22 west. Photo taken 12/31/14.
A short distance west of the Iowa River is the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort. Photo taken 12/31/14.
County Road W64 (Vine Avenue), the pre-1982 alignment of U.S. 218 between Riverside and Hills, intersects Iowa 22 just west of Riverside Casino. The two-lane roadway parallels the U.S. 218 expressway / freeway northward into Iowa City and south toward Haskins. Photo taken 12/31/14.
Iowa 22 between CR W64 (Vine Avenue) and U.S. 218 was expanded from two to three lanes after 2008 with the addition of a center turn lane. Photo taken 12/31/14.
A diamond interchange joins Iowa 22 with U.S. 218 & Iowa 27. Iowa 27 is the designation given to the Avenue of the Saints Corridor throughout the Hawkeye State. The route overlaps with U.S. 61, U.S. 218, Interstate 380, U.S. 20, U.S. 18 and I-35. Photo taken 12/31/14.
U.S. 218 & Iowa 27 proceed north from the Riverside area to Iowa City and Coralville, where they combine with Interstate 380. I-380 doubles as U.S. 218 north to U.S. 30 & 151 on the south side of Cedar Rapids. Photo taken 12/31/14.
Iowa City, home of the University of Iowa, is a 12-mile drive to the north. U.S. 218 south continues 37 miles to Mount Pleasant. Photo taken 12/31/14.
Drivers bound for U.S. 218 & Iowa 27 north depart Iowa 22 west. Iowa 27 follows all of Interstate 380 through U.S. 20 at Waterloo. Photo taken 12/31/14.
U.S. 218 & Iowa 27 transition from a freeway to an expressway just south of the adjacent English River at 130th Street. The controlled access route includes interchanges at select routes and a freeway bypass along side U.S. 34 & IA 163 at Mount Pleasant. Photo taken 05/23/08.
Advancing toward the city of Riverside along Iowa 22 west. Photo taken 05/23/08.
Iowa 22 enters the Riverside city limits at East Street. Riverside is home to around 1,000 and is the self proclaimed future birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk, from the Star Trek TV franchise. Photo taken 05/23/08.
Iowa 22 takes Hickory Street west to St. Marys Street and a southward turn to become 1st Street. Photo taken 05/23/08.
Curving southward into the Riverside street grid at St. Marys Street on IA 22 west. Photo taken 05/23/08.
Iowa 22 turns again from Hickory to 1st Streets ahead of the Riverside business district. Photo taken 05/23/08.
Washington County Road W61 (Pioneer Street) leads south from Iowa 22 (1st Street) to become Riverside Road en route to the city of Washington. Photo taken 05/23/08.
An Iowa 22 shield stands at the intersection of 1st and Greene Streets in Downtown Riverside. Photo taken 05/23/08.
The Future Birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk birthplace monument sits behind the storefronts between Washburn and Glasgow Streets off Iowa 22 (1st Street). Photo taken 05/23/08.
The monument to Captain Kirk is incorrect by five years, as the character's birthday is March 22, 2233. Photo taken 05/23/08.
A second shield marker for IA 22 west appears at Glasgow Street. Photo taken 05/23/08.
Iowa 22 (E Avenue) leaves the city of Kalona after intersecting Iowa 1 (1st Street). Photo taken 12/31/14.
The state highway swings southwest to cross the English River ahead of Juniper Avenue south and this shield assembly. Photo taken 12/31/14.
Iowa 22 meanders southwest through the Smith Creek valley on the approach to Wellman. This shield is posted after Hickory Avenue. Photo taken 12/31/14.
Washington County W38 (1st Avenue) enters the city of Wellman from the Iowa and Johnson County line three miles to the north. Photo taken 12/31/14.
Home to around 1,400, the city of Wellman incorporated in 1885 as a trade center focused on the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway.
Iowa 22 bisects the city along 6th Street while the former railroad line branched southwest to parallel 1st Street. Photo taken 12/31/14.
9th Avenue south from Iowa 22 (6th Street) becomes County Road W38 (Ginko Avenue), a north-south route linking Wellman with West Chester. Photo taken 12/31/14.
An older mileage sign remains from when County Road W38 was state maintained as Iowa 114. Iowa 114 ran 9.2 miles south from Iowa 22 to Iowa 92 along 9th and Ginko Avenues. The state highway was decommissioned in 1980. Photo taken 12/31/14.
Iowa 22 transitions back into a rural highway from Wellman west to the Keokuk County line. Photo taken 12/31/14.



Photo Credits:

    05/23/08 by AARoads. 12/31/14 by AARoads, Bill Gatchel, and Scott Onson.

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