(February 1, 1939-July 1, 2003)

WEST End: Intersection, IA 150, Benton County

Facing west on 363 (12/9/01)

Photo by Jason Hancock

This intersection is not a normal T, because 150 is the prevailing traffic and has a large curve. The intersection structure as a whole is like the west end of IA 383 (see diagrams there).

Facing west on 363 (5/20/03)

The red dot is the stop sign to 150 southbound. The road behind the 150 shield leads to 150 northbound.

Facing east, but heading north, on 150 (12/9/01)

Photo by Jason Hancock

Following 150 into 363 means going against the banked curve. Because there is not a straight road from Vinton to I-380 (which IMHO isn't the best idea), much traffic from the north side of Cedar Rapids or heading to the north side of Cedar Rapids use 150 and 363 instead of following/going to the I-380/IA 150 interchange.

Facing east, but heading north, on 150 (5/20/03)

A five-fatality crash at this part of the intersection in 2015 prompted calls to remove the curve and turn this into a regular intersection with east-west traffic having the right of way.

Facing south on 150 (5/20/03)

Facing south on 150 (5/20/03)

The car is on the short north-south connector for 363 to NB 150. From the point this picture was taken, 150's interchange with I-380 was visible in the other direction.

Facing south, but heading east, on 363 (5/20/03)

You can turn right and be on 363, but not for a very long distance.

Surrounding area information: City limits of Urbana (I-380 exit 43)

Facing south on 150 (5/20/03)

This assembly provides the starkest contrast yet between arrows used before 2001 (under the 380) and 2001 and later (27 and 150). It would probably be more accurate, though, to say that the smaller arrows have a much greater tendency to show up on new signs/assemblies, which this one became with the addition of IA 27.

The city limits are extended to here for a very simple reason: There's a gas station to the left, giving money to the city instead of the county (and probably making Urbana the smallest town in Iowa with two Casey's).

Old EAST End: Walnut St., Urbana, Benton County

Facing east on 363 (7/25/16)

Here's where old 363 splits off from the new road going to the interstate.

Facing east on 363 (7/25/16)

Before I-380, 363 was a standard spur that ended in the middle of the town. It came in to Urbana on Ash Avenue, turned left on Wood Street, and ends here near the Legion Hall. For a while this entry into Urbana was secret IA 919. The roadbed coming into Urbana was reconfigured; there is now a frontage road that was 363 and at the intersection 363 used to turn at there was an "East 363 ^" assembly.

EAST End: I-380 exit 41, Urbana, Benton County

Facing east on 363 (5/20/03)

How's this for abrupt? In front of this picture (not shown) is the offramp from I-380 NB; turn right and hit gravel.

Facing west on 54th Street Trail (say that five times fast!) (5/20/03)

The 380 shield is probably original; the pole is not.

Facing west on 363 (5/20/03)

Somewhat recently, Urbana has extended its city limits to include both the 363 and 150 interchanges (see above).

Facing northwest, but heading north, on 380 (5/20/03)

What's missing from these signs? The same thing missing from the southbound signs:

Facing southeast, but heading south, on 380 (12/9/01)

Photo by Jason Hancock

There are no directional ("West") tags on the BGSs. Since this interchange is in the northermost row of townships in Benton County, the most appropriate county road name would be a Dxx, probably D67; however, since it's almost entirely in the Urbana city limits, it might never get a name.

Facing northwest, but heading north, on 380/27 (7/25/16)

Last seen: 2003

Page created 2/23/02; last updated 1/6/17

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