Iowa Highways: 240 to 259

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Iowa 240
Designated: May 27, 1931
Decommissioned: July 1, 2003
Original western terminus: Royal
Original eastern terminus: US 71
Counties: Clay
Paving history: Unpaved at designation, the entire road was paved in 1942.
Replaced by: Main Street in Royal, County Road M36, and County Road B40 (majority of the road)
Terminus photos
Iowa 241 (I)
Designated: May 27, 1931
Decommissioned: June 24, 1931
Original northern terminus: US 34/275 (Main Street & 9th Avenue) in Council Bluffs
Original southern terminus: US 34/275 southeast of Council Bluffs, near the Iowa School for the Deaf
Counties: Pottawattamie
Paving history: There were no paved segments.
Replaced by: IA 192. This short-lived highway, referenced in Highway Commission meeting notes, followed the route that IA 86 (I) followed in the 1920s. If this highway was signed, it would rank among the shortest-lived highways in Iowa history.
Iowa 241 (II)
Designated: July 8, 1931
Decommissioned: July 1, 1980
Original northern terminus: IA 10 (later IA 3) in southeastern Bremer County
Original southern terminus: Readlyn
Counties: Bremer
Paving history: Unpaved at designation, the entire road was paved in 1963.
Replaced by: Local road (it entered through Quarter and Lobeck Avenues)
Iowa 242
Designated: July 8, 1931
Decommissioned: July 1, 2003
Original northern terminus: Silver City
Original southern terminus: US 34
Counties: Mills
Paving history: Unpaved at designation, the entire road was paved in 1960.
Replaced by: County Road L55
Terminus photos
Iowa 243 (I)
Designated: July 8, 1931
Decommissioned: July 1, 1980
Original western terminus: IA 140
Original eastern terminus: Pierson
Counties: Woodbury
Paving history: Unpaved at designation, the entire road was paved in 1957.
Replaced by: County Road D12
Iowa 243 (II)
Designated: August 7, 1980
Decommissioned: July 1, 2003
Original northern terminus: US 71/IA 175 on the east edge of Lake View
Original southern terminus: Black Hawk Lake State Recreation Area
Counties: Sac
Paving history: The entire road was paved at the time of designation.
Replaced by: Unnumbered county road (E-911 name is Quincy Avenue)
Terminus photos
Iowa 244 (I)
Designated: July 8, 1931
Decommissioned: July 1, 1980
Original northern terminus: IA 4 (later US 59)
Original southern terminus: Henderson
Counties: Mills
Paving history: Unpaved at designation, the entire road was paved in 1956.
Major alignment changes: On November 23, 1938, IA 244 became a spur from Henderson eastward to the relocated US 59 after US 59 was straightened between Oakland and Emerson.
Replaced by: County Road H12 and M21 (it made a turn to the south before ending)
Iowa 244 (II)
Designated: August 1, 1980
Decommissioned: July 1, 2003
Original northern terminus: IA 191 in Neola
Original southern terminus: County Road L55 south of I-80 (exit #23)
Counties: Pottawattamie
Paving history: The entire road was paved at the time of designation.
Replaced by: County Road L55, which multiplexed with IA 244 for its entire length
Terminus photos
Iowa 245 (I)
Designated: July 8, 1931
Decommissioned: 1961
Original northern terminus: IA 9 west of Estherville
Original southern terminus: Fort Defiance State Park
Counties: Emmet
Paving history: Unpaved at designation, the road was gravel at the time of decommissioning (but has since been paved).
Replaced by: County road (now numbered N26)
Iowa 245 (II)
Designated: November 9, 1966
Decommissioned: December 26, 1989 (the city of Rhodes took over its piece on December 28, 1990)
Original western terminus: Rhodes
Original eastern terminus: IA 235
Counties: Marshall
Paving history: The entire road was paved at the time of designation.
Replaced by: County Road E63; this replaced IA 235 (II).
Former terminus photos
Iowa 246
Designated: August 5, 1931
Decommissioned: November 17, 1980 (the city of La Motte took over its piece on January 12, 1981)
Original western terminus: US 61 north of Zwingle; in 1947 it was moved to US 61 at Zwingle after the highway was straightened.
Original eastern terminus: La Motte
Counties: Jackson
Paving history: Unpaved at designation, the road was paved in 1955.
Replaced by: County Road D55, plus city streets (Main, Pleasant, and Union Streets) in La Motte
Former terminus photos
Iowa 247
Designated: August 5, 1931
Decommissioned: 1963
Original northern terminus: US 30 (later IA 212, now County Road E66)
Original southern terminus: Chelsea
Counties: Tama
Paving history: The entire road was paved at the time of designation.
Replaced by: County road (now numbered V18); it was created after US 30 was rerouted away from Chelsea in July 1931.
Iowa 248
Designated: September 14, 1931
Decommissioned: July 1, 1980
Original northern terminus: US 20 (pre-freeway alignment, now County Road D22) west of Independence
Original southern terminus: Iowa Mental Health Institute
Counties: Buchanan
Paving history: Unpaved at designation, it had a bituminous surface at decommissioning (but has since been paved)
Replaced by: Local road (20th Avenue SW in Independence). For a short time between 1981 and 1983, this road was used as part of a temporary bypass for US 20 truck traffic around Independence until the four-lane segment of US 20 opened between IA 297 and IA 150.
Iowa 249
Designated: November 25, 1931
Decommissioned: July 1, 2003
Original northern terminus: Winfield
Original southern terminus: IA 78
Counties: Henry
Paving history: Unpaved at designation, it was paved in 1953.
Replaced by: County Road W66; it replaced part of IA 78 after it was extended eastward.
Terminus photos
Iowa 250
Designated: March 1, 1932
Decommissioned: July 1, 1980
Original northern terminus: US 169/IA 9
Original southern terminus: Lakota
Counties: Kossuth
Paving history: The entire road was paved at the time of designation.
Replaced by: Local road (it entered through 3rd Street in Lakota)
Iowa 251
Designated: March 16, 1932
Decommissioned: August 1, 1980
Original northern terminus: IA 92 in Bevington; it was moved to I-35 east of St. Charles in 1958.
Original southern terminus: Truro; it was truncated at St. Charles in 1958.
Counties: Madison, Warren (1958-1980)
Paving history: Unpaved at designation, the original segment was gravel at the time of decommissioning (but has since been paved). The segment from St. Charles to I-35 was paved by the time I-35 opened.
Replaced by: County Roads R35 and G68 (original route); County Road G50 (at decommissioning)
Note: The decommissioning date listed was when Warren County took over its piece of the road. Madison County assumed jurisdiction on September 15, 1980, and the city of St. Charles took over its share on November 24.
Iowa 252
Designated: August 1932 (number approved May 24)
Decommissioned: July 1, 2003
Original western terminus: The southern split of US 61 and IA 92
Original eastern terminus: Grandview
Counties: Louisa
Paving history: Unpaved at designation, the entire road was paved in 1948.
Replaced by: County Road G48 (which street signs in Louisa County refer to as County Road 252) and Main Street in Grandview. IA 252 replaced part of US 61 after it was realigned between Grandview and Wapello.
Terminus photos
Iowa 253
Designated: September 1932 (number approved May 24)
Decommissioned: July 1, 2003
Original western terminus: IA 14
Original eastern terminus: Williamson
Counties: Lucas
Paving history: Unpaved at designation, the entire road was paved in 1955.
Replaced by: County Road H20. This was created after IA 14 was rerouted in northern Lucas County.
Terminus photos
Iowa 254 (I)
Designated: July 20, 1932
Decommissioned: January 1, 1969
Original northern terminus: IA 92
Original southern terminus: Massena
Counties: Cass
Paving history: Unpaved at designation, the entire road was paved in 1955.
Replaced by: IA 322 (II) in a numbering swap
Iowa 254 (II)
Designated: January 1, 1969
Decommissioned: July 1, 1980
Original northern terminus: Minnesota state line near Rake
Original southern terminus: IA 9 east of Buffalo Center
Counties: Winnebago
Paving history: The entire road was paved at the time of designation.
Replaced by: County Road R20; this replaced IA 322 (I).
Iowa 254 (III)
This was the designation for a former segment of US 218 northwest of Nashua that was bypassed by an Avenue of the Saints segment in 2003. (The segment through Nashua was turned over to the city). The road was turned over to Floyd and Chickasaw counties on November 1, 2004.
Iowa 255
Designated: October 11, 1932
Decommissioned: July 1, 1980
Original western terminus: Orchard
Original eastern terminus: US 218
Counties: Mitchell
Paving history: Unpaved at designation, the road had a bituminous surface at decommissioning (but has since been paved).
Replaced by: County Road B17
Iowa 256
Designated: November 1932
Decommissioned: July 1, 1980
Original western terminus: IA 60 (later IA 17) on the Kossuth/Hancock county line
Original eastern terminus: Corwith
Counties: Hancock
Paving history: Unpaved at designation, the entire road was paved in 1955.
Replaced by: Local roads (1st and Elm Streets in Corwith). It was created after IA 60 was realigned south of Wesley.
Iowa 257
Designated: February 14, 1933
Decommissioned: July 1, 1960
Original northern terminus: Dickens
Original southern terminus: US 18
Counties: Clay
Paving history: The entire road was paved at the time of designation.
Replaced by: Local road (Main Street in Dickens)
Iowa 258
Designated: February 14, 1933
Decommissioned: July 1, 2003
Original western terminus: Van Wert; it was extended westward to I-35 (exit #22) upon its completion in 1969
Original eastern terminus: US 65 (later US 69)
Counties: Decatur
Paving history: Unpaved at designation, the original segment was upgraded from bituminous to paved in 1975. The 1969 extension was entirely paved.
Replaced by: County Road J14
Terminus photos
Iowa 259
Designated: February 14, 1933
Decommissioned: July 1, 2003
Original western terminus: US 169
Original eastern terminus: Tingley; it was truncated at the west city limits on July 1, 1980.
Counties: Ringgold
Paving history: Unpaved at designation, the entire road was paved in 1957.
Replaced by: County Road J20
Terminus photos

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