Iowa Highways: 80 to 89

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Iowa 80
Designated: July 1, 1920
Decommissioned: October 4, 1957
Original western terminus: IA 8 (later US 34) in West Burlington
Original eastern terminus: IA 20 (later US 61) in Burlington
Counties: Des Moines
Paving history: A small piece in West Burlington was paved at the time of designation; the rest of the route was paved in 1922.
Replaced by: IA 406; it was redesignated to avoid conflict with I-80
Iowa 81 (I)
Designated: July 1, 1920
Decommissioned: January 1, 1969
Original northern terminus: Wellman, ending at extended IA 22 in 1931
Original southern terminus: IA 11 (later IA 1) north of Washington; it was realigned to end at IA 92 near West Chester in 1931
Counties: Washington
Paving history: Unpaved at designation, the road had a bituminous surface at the time of decommissioning.
Replaced by: IA 114 (II) in a swapping of route numbers
Iowa 81
Length: 2.2 miles/3.5 kilometers
Northern terminus: IA 2 in Farmington
Southern terminus: Missouri state line; continues as MO 81
Terminus photos

Counties: Van Buren
History
Designated: January 1, 1969, along the former IA 114 (I)
Paving history: The entire road was paved at the time of designation.
Iowa 82
Designated: July 1, 1920
Decommissioned: July 1, 2003
Original northern terminus: IA 6 (I), later US 30, south of Van Horne
Original southern terminus: Blairstown
Counties: Benton
Paving history: Unpaved at designation, IA 82 had a bituminous surface for many years. Although state maps showed it that way until 1999, after the road was resurfaced, Jeff Morrison's site (linked below) mentions that IA 82 had been paved for longer than that.
Replaced by: County Road V66
Terminus photos
Iowa 83
Length: 34 miles/55 kilometers
Western terminus: US 59 at Avoca
Eastern terminus: IA 148 at Anita
Terminus photos

Counties: Pottawattamie, Cass
Cities along route: Avoca, Walnut, Marne, Atlantic, Wiota, Anita

Multiplexes: 4 miles with US 6 (including two with US 71), east of Atlantic.
History
Designated: July 1, 1920, as a spur from IA 7 (I) in Avoca to Walnut
Paving history: There were no paved segments at the time of designation. The 1959 extension westward from Avoca was entirely paved.
  • 1966: Segment from Walnut to Atlantic upgraded from bituminous to paved
  • 1967: Last original segment, from Avoca to Walnut, upgraded from bituminous to paved. The 1973 extension was entirely paved.
  • Major alignment changes:
  • June 4, 1935: Extended eastward from Walnut to Atlantic and US 6, replacing IA 271 (I) along the way.
  • August 12, 1959: Extended westward along part of IA 64's old route from Avoca to near Neola
  • March 7, 1973: Extended eastward between Atlantic and Anita, along a former US 6 segment that was unsigned IA 973 for a short time after US 6 was paired with I-80.
  • July 1, 2003: Truncated west of US 59; the old segment between Neola and Avoca became County Road G18.
  • Iowa 84 (I)
    Designated: July 1, 1920
    Decommissioned: June 1, 1943
    Original northern terminus: College Springs
    Original southern terminus: US 71 south of Shambaugh
    Counties: Page
    Paving history: There were no paved segments.
    Replaced by: An extension of IA 333
    Iowa 84 (II)
    Designated: August 7, 1943
    Decommissioned: October 1, 1980
    Original western terminus: the Cedar Rapids (now Eastern Iowa) Airport
    Original eastern terminus: US 151 in downtown Cedar Rapids; it was truncated at the relocated US 218 on November 1, 1956, but extended slightly eastward to the new I-380 (exit #13) in 1973.
    Counties: Linn
    Paving history: Unpaved outside of Cedar Rapids at designation, the entire route was paved in 1948.
    Replaced by:
  • US 218 (north-south segment following 6th Street SW. Between 1953 and 1956, four highways — US 30, US 218, IA 84, and IA 150 — shared that segment. Now there are none.)
  • County Road E70 (at decommissioning). Cedar Rapids eventually annexed the land around the road, and in 2002 the city finished widening and realigning what is now known as Wright Brothers Boulevard.
  • For maps of this road, see the Highways of Cedar Rapids page.
    Iowa 85
    Length: 8.4 miles/13.5 kilometers
    Western terminus: East city limits of Montezuma
    Eastern terminus: IA 21 east of Deep River
    Terminus photos

    Counties: Poweshiek
    Cities along route: Deep River
    History
    Designated: July 1, 1920, as a spur from IA 2 (now IA 92) in Keokuk County to What Cheer
    Paving history: There were no paved segments at designation. The segment from Montezuma to Deep River, was paved in 1955, while the short segment from Deep River to IA 21 was paved by 1966, possibly coinciding with IA 21's paving.
    Major alignment changes:
  • January 8, 1931: Extended from What Cheer northward and westward to IA 59 (US 63) in Montezuma.
  • June 7, 1939: North-south segment from Deep River southward was superseded by IA 21.
  • August 22, 1994: Westernmost mile through Montezuma was turned over to the city.
  • Iowa 86 (I)
    Designated: July 1, 1920
    Decommissioned: October 30, 1928
    Original northern terminus: IA 8 (later US 34, then US 275) in Council Bluffs
    Original southern terminus: Lake Manawa
    Counties: Pottawattamie
    Paving history: There were no paved segments outside of Council Bluffs.
    Replaced by: Local roads (Main Street, 16th Avenue, 7th Street, 25th Avenue, and Main Street again). IA 192 would later be designated along this general route.
    For a map of the route in 1924, see Jeff Morrison's Council Bluffs/Omaha Highway Chronology page.
    Iowa 86 (II)
    Designated: August 7, 1929
    Decommissioned: 1945
    Original northern terminus: US 61 (which followed Sunnyside Avenue at the time) in Burlington
    Original southern terminus: US 34 (which followed Mount Pleasant Street at the time) in Burlington; by 1945 it was extended along Roosevelt Avenue and West Avenue (replacing part of IA 16) to US 61 (which ran along Summer Street at the time).
    Counties: Des Moines
    Paving history: The entire road was paved at the time of designation.
    Replaced by: Local roads in Burlington (Roosevelt Avenue and West Avenue; US 61 would eventually be routed along Roosevelt)
    Jeff Morrison found this on a 1944 Highway Commission map of Des Moines County at the Iowa State University library. That map only showed it as a ½-mile road connecting US 34 and US 61; a dirt road continued south of there. The 1941 state highway map showed this road, but it was not labeled. The 1945 state highway map was the only one that marked this short-lived highway; by then the segment south of US 34 had been paved and IA 86 was extended. It was gone by 1946.
    Iowa 86 (III)
    Designated: 1945
    Decommissioned: July 1, 1980
    Original northern terminus: IA 9 in southwestern Worth County
    Original southern terminus: Fertile
    Counties: Worth
    Paving history: The entire road was paved at the time of designation.
    Replaced by: County Road S18
    Note: The 1981 Primary Road Sufficiency Log showed this version of IA 86 in addition to the current IA 86, which was designated that year. The road does not appear on the 1981 state transportation map, however.
    Iowa 86
    Length: 13 miles/21 kilometers
    Northern terminus: Minnesota state line; continuation of MN 86
    Southern terminus: US 71 near Milford
    Terminus photos

    Counties: Dickinson
    Cities along route: Wahpeton, West Okoboji
    History
    Designated: July 1, 1980, along a former county road between the Minnesota state line and IA 9. In February 1981 (approved January 6), it was officially extended southward from IA 9 to US 71, replacing IA 32 (II) west of West Okoboji Lake. (However, the entire current route of IA 86 appeared on the 1981 state transportation map.)
    Paving history: The entire road was paved at the time of designation.
    Iowa 87
    Designated: July 1, 1920
    Decommissioned: October 17, 1983
    Original western terminus: IA 1 (I), then US 65, and later US 69, south of Alleman
    Original eastern terminus: Elkhart
    Counties: Polk
    Paving history: Unpaved at designation, the road had a bituminous surface at the time of decommissioning (but has since been paved).
    Replaced by: unsigned County Road F22
    Former terminus photos
    Iowa 88 (I)
    Designated: July 1, 1920
    Decommissioned: July 22, 1939
    Original northern terminus: Bondurant; it was extended northward to IA 64 (I) near Mingo on January 8, 1931, and to Marshalltown on December 1, 1935 (the number was approved on June 19).
    Original southern terminus: IA 7 (later US 32, then US 6) in Altoona
    Counties: Polk, Jasper (1931-1939), Story (1931-1939), Marshall (1935-1939)
    Paving history: There were no paved segments at designation.
  • 1935: Paved from US 6 to the junction with IA 64 (now 117) northwest of Mingo
  • 1936: Paved from the IA 64 junction to Melbourne
  • 1937: Last segment, from Melbourne to Marshalltown, was paved.
  • Major alignment changes: In 1934, IA 88 was realigned onto a new diagonal road between Des Moines and IA 64 (now US 65 and IA 117) northwest of Mingo. One year later the diagonal was extended northeastward to US 30 at Marshalltown.
    Replaced by:
  • County road, later numbered S14 (segment north of Altoona in 1934)
  • Unnumbered county road (segment west of Mingo in 1934)
  • IA 64 (at decommissioning)
  • For maps of its alignments in the Des Moines area, see the Highways of Des Moines page.
    Iowa 88 (II)
    Designated: May 27, 1940
    Decommissioned: September 15, 1980
    Original northern terminus: IA 16 near Denmark
    Original southern terminus: US 61 in Fort Madison
    Counties: Lee
    Paving history: Unpaved at designation, the entire road was paved in 1955.
    Replaced by: County Road X32, although the half-mile segment in Fort Madison was still maintained by the state as unsigned IA 944 until July 1, 2003.
    Iowa 89 (I)
    Designated: July 1, 1920
    Decommissioned: April 1, 1941
    Original northern terminus: Camp Dodge; it was extended to US 169 near Bouton on October 25, 1932, replacing IA 95 (I).
    Original southern terminus: Des Moines; it was truncated to IA 7 in Johnston Station (now the city of Johnston) on October 22, 1924.
    Counties: Dallas (1932-1941), Polk
    Paving history: The entire road was paved at the time of designation, but the extension from US 169 to Camp Dodge remained gravel at the time of decommissioning.
    Replaced by:
  • IA 7 (I) (duplicated segment through Des Moines in 1924)
  • IA 141 (at decommissioning)
  • Iowa 89 (II)
    Designated: 1946
    Decommissioned: November 1980
    Original western terminus: IA 141 in Woodward; in 1948 it was extended southward to end at the relocated IA 141 south of Woodward.
    Original eastern terminus: IA 17 at Madrid
    Counties: Dallas, Boone
    Paving history: There were no paved segments at designation.
  • 1950: Segment from IA 141 to Woodward was paved
  • 1956: Last segment, from Woodward to Madrid, was paved. (This included a new alignment between Woodward and the Des Moines River crossing. Before that it had followed gravel roads through the State Epileptic Hospital, now the Woodward Resource Center, and present-day paved County Road E62 east of there.)
  • Replaced by: IA 210 (at decommissioning)

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