BUSINESS

Pictures of the west end work west, past the interchange, and then turn around. (map 1/26/03)

WEST End: Interchange, IA 163 and G28, Pella, Marion County

Facing west on Business 163 (5/31/05)

No, you're not seeing triplicate: These signs are just before an intersection of Business 163 and a piece of old 163 on the northwest side of the interchange. This is a common theme not only at this interchange, but at others along 163: Where an arrow would typically be ahead-and-turn, such as the West 163 in this case, instead it is merely a straight-ahead arrow and then the standard turn just before you get there.

Facing slightly southwest, but heading west, on Business 163 (5/31/05)

Note the pair of straight-ahead arrows in the background; as I mentioned above, one here should be an ahead-and-right.

Facing slightly southwest, but heading west, on Business 163 (5/31/05)

Jason Hancock's picture of this intersection in 2002 showed a farm field on the other side of the on/off ramps. Today, there are businesses on the left side of the main road and planned development on the right.

Facing slightly northeast, but heading east, on Business 163 (near where it changes from G28) - first Business 163 sign (5/31/05)

Closeup of signage in above picture (5/31/05)

Facing slightly northeast, but heading east, on Business 163 (5/31/05)

For some pictures of Business 163 in Pella, see the IA 102 West page. The odd 163 font and lack of white border are also evident in that area. The light-colored car is on a road that connects to old 163.

Facing southeast, but heading east, on 163 - old 163 in deep left background (5/10/05)

Facing southeast, but heading east, on 163 (5/10/05)

Business 163 is signed in both directions at this interchange. The DOT makes up for this by not mentioning it at the other end at all.

Facing northwest, but heading west, on 163 (7/16/08)

EAST End: Stop sign/T intersection, G5T/Old IA 102, Marion/Mahaska county line

Facing east on Business 163 (3/16/03)

Photo by Jason Hancock

The old alignment of 163 was straight ahead, and you can see the ground sculpted as such. That was removed in freeway construction.

Facing east on Business 163 (5/31/05)

Facing south, but heading west, on 102 (now G5T) (4/14/02)

Photo by Jason Hancock

Business 163 is the first right turn. A "Pella ->" sign is for it, made redundant by the interchange-standard LGS near it (below).

Closeup of above signage (5/31/05)

Facing north, but heading east, on 102 (3/16/03)

Photo by Jason Hancock

A left turn puts you on Business 163.

Facing west on 163 (3/16/03 and 5/31/05)

Left photo by Jason Hancock

Page created 8/10/03; last updated 2/13/14

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