(1980-July 1, 2003)

WEST End: Stop sign/T intersection, US 6/IA 38, Wilton, Muscatine County

Facing west on 927 (January 2002)

Photo by Jason Hancock

Facing west on 927 (4/18/06)

This four-direction sign is the crown jewel of Iowa's Department of Redundancy Department. But it does list all four directions, which is nice.

For a short time in 2000-2001, between the de-duplexing of IA 12 with I-29 in Sioux City and the commissioning of IA 27, IA 38 north of this point was the only state highway routed onto an interstate (4 miles on I-80).

Facing south on 38, but heading west on 6 (5/23/03)

Facing south on 38, but heading west on 6 (8/31/07)

Facing north on 38, but heading east on 6 (5/23/03 and 8/31/07)

Facing north on 38, but heading east on 6 (MM 282) (4/18/06)

EAST End: I-280 exit 1 and US 6, Davenport, Scott County

Facing east on 927, pre-decommissioning (January 2002 and 5/23/03)

Left photo by Jason Hancock

At this interchange, US 6 resumes its route continuing east into Davenport. Eastern Iowa is the only place that had the decency to sign US 6 correctly at all interchanges along its duplex with I-80. The "End" after decommissioning migrated east (see below).

My pictures here seemed to attract many birds. It sort of reminds me of how two western Iowa papers each ran a shot of a bird on a street sign within a day of each other in early June 2003.

Facing east on 927 (5/23/03)

The more accurate sign above the 6 shield would be "East". Visible on the left side of the right photo is the signage on the pole for westbound 280/6, which within a year or so lost a US shield in exchange for ... IA 6? Must be the one that was removed in Des Moines in 2002.

Facing east on 927, post-decommissioning (4/18/06 and 7/3/04)

Right photo by Jason Hancock

In this picture and the one below left, the IA 6 shield is visible on the streetlight pole assembly. But I don't think what happened next is the correct way to rectify the situation...

Facing east on 927 (7/3/04 and 4/18/06)

Left photo by Jason Hancock

Instead of the IA 6 shield being replaced, the entire top half of the assembly is gone. LGS in background says 7 miles to Davenport and 1 to I-80, though it's less than that.

Facing west on 6 (5/22/12)

Facing west on 6 (5/22/12)

Based on the genericization of signs on Iowa's other interstates, this sign may not be around for long. However, that raises a very interesting question: Will I-80 still be used as the northbound/westbound "control city" at interchanges with I-280?

Facing west on 6, pre-decommissioning (5/23/03)

Facing west on 927 (5/23/03)

Same pole as in above picture, about 13 months later (7/3/04)

Photo by Jason Hancock

Facing south, but heading east, on 280/6 (8/31/07)

There's only enough space for a quarter-mile advance sign between I-80 and the exit.

Facing south, but heading east, on 280/6, pre- and post-decommissioning (5/23/03 and 7/30/05)

Right photo by Jason Hancock

Facing north, but heading west, on 280 (5/23/03)

Facing north, but heading west, on 280 (7/30/05)

Photo by Jason Hancock

Facing north, but heading west, on 280

Photo by Jason Hancock

Why are the exit tabs so wide? This used to be Exit 1C, instead of just Exit 1. Exits 1A-B were for I-80. However, these were removed and I-280's BGSs for I-80 are unnumbered. It's probably just as well, though, since technically the exits for I-80 should be the ever-elusive Exit Zero.

Facing north on 61, but heading west on 280 (5/22/12)

When US 61 was rerouted around Davenport, the tops of BGSs for the I-80 interchange were patched.

Facing north on the offramp (7/3/04)

Photo by Jason Hancock

Scott County has signed F58 very well on the road itself.

Facing west on 927 (4/18/06)

The old sign for US 6 is still up just west of the interchange.

Last seen: 2003

Page created 12/16/01; last updated 2/16/14

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