WEST End: Two-way stop*/T intersection, IA 64/Platt St., Maquoketa, Jackson County

*SB 62 and WB 64 stop; EB 64 doesn't

Facing south, but heading west, on 62

The route of IA 62 has been remarkably unchanged since even before its creation. Pieces here and there have been changed, but the general route and this end location closely adhere to a turn-of-the-century topo map.

Facing south, but heading west, on 62

Facing east on 64

Facing east on 64

This sign replaced the one above left.

Facing east on 64

The signs in this assembly are reverse what they usually are. In addition, eastbound traffic does not have to stop.

Facing west on 64

The vertical nature of the left sign may make you think that both 62 and the Scenic Byway are ahead and right, but only the byway is.

Facing west on 64 (2002)

Photo by Jason Hancock

Facing west on 64 (2007)

After 80 years of 61 being a mile west of 62's end, it seems odd to add a sign directing to it now. On the other hand, this gives us an assembly with a 61-62-64 sequence. (No connections with 63 and 65, though.)

*Original Number, Original End*

EAST End: Stop sign/T intersection, US 52/1st St., Bellevue, Jackson County

Facing east on 62

Photos by Jason Hancock

The left picture is three blocks before the right, which is at the very end. In this area, 52 is right alongside the Mississippi River.

Wider view of end signage

Facing northeast

From the end of 62, you can enter a city parking lot right by the river. South of Dam No. 12, shown in the background, the river narrows considerably.

Facing north

By 2015, the "End" sign set had moved to the other side of the road and onto the left side.

Facing north on 52

From start to finish as the crow flies, 62 covers about 11.5 miles east-west and 13 miles north-south, but is signed east-west.

Both of the other assemblies are on the far left of this picture.

*Original Number, Original End*

Pictures by Jason Hancock: Tenth, twelfth, and 14th, 5/26/02

Pictures by me: First-fifth, seventh-ninth, and eleventh, 8/31/07; sixth, 6/14/11; 14th, 15th, 17th, and 18th, 4/18/06; 16th, 9/27/15

Page created 7/21/02; last updated 4/4/12

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