Roads of the Mid-South & West > Highways of the State of Iowa > Interstate 80, Iowa

Interstate 80

Interstate 80 runs east-west across the state of Iowa. This interstate connects most major cities in Iowa to the state capital, and each other.


I-80 at the Illinois/Iowa State Line; Mississippi River.



Interstate 80 crosses the following Interstates in Iowa.

Interstate 29, at Concil Bluffs.

Overhead signs on EB I-80 at the Nebraska/Iowa State Line.

EB I-80 at I-29.

WB I-80 over one mile from NB I-29.

WB I-80 near NB I-29.

WB I-80 near NB I-29.

WB I-80 at NB I-29.
Interstate 29, at Council Bluffs.

BGS on SB I-29/EB I-80.

WB I-80 over one mile from SB I-29.

WB I-80 near SB I-29.

WB I-80 at SB I-29.

The first BGS for I-29 on WB I-80.

The 1/4 mile BGS on WB I-80.

WB I-80 at SB I-29.

Interstate 680, at Minden.

A BGS one mile from I-680.

A BGS a half mile from I-680.

EB I-80 at I-680.

Interstate 35, at West Des Moines.
Interstate 235, at West Des Monies.

A BGS on EB I-80.

EB I-80 one mile from I-35/235.

EB I-80 near I-35/235.

Guide markers at the gore point.

A BGS on WB I-80 for I-35/235.
Photo from: Paul Dienhart

Interstate 35, at Des Moines.

BGS on NB I-35/EB I-80.

Overhead signs on NB I-35/I-80 at I-35/235.

WB I-80 two miles from the interchange.

WB I-80 one mile from I-35.

WB I-80 at I-35.

WB I-80 over 2 miles from I-35/235. (October, 2011)

WB I-80 one mile from I-35. (October, 2011)

WB I-80 near I-35. (October, 2011)

WB I-80 at I-35. (October, 2011)

Interstate 235, at Des Moines.

WB I-80 at I-235.

WB I-80 at I-235. (October, 2011)
Interstate 380 at Iowa City

The first BGS on EB I-80.

Overhead signs on EB I-80 near I-380/U.S. Rt. 218/IA St Rt 27.

BGS on EB I-80 at Iowa City.

A BGS on WB I-80, 23 miles from I-380.

A BGS on WB I-80.

WB I-80 one mile from I-380.

WB I-80 at I-380.
Interstate 280 at Davenport

A BGS 2 miles fron I-280 on EB I-80/U.S. Rt. 6.

A overhead sign on EB I-80/U.S. Rt. 6.

Another set of BGS on EB I-80/U.S. Rt. 6.

The BGS on EB I-80/U.S. Rt. 6 at I-280.

Signage on WB I-80 near I-280.

WB I-80/SB U.S. Rt. 61 over one mile from I-280/U.S. Rt. 6.

WB I-80/SB U.S. Rt. 61 one mile from I-280/U.S. Rt. 6.

WB I-80/SB U.S. Rt. 61 near I-280/U.S. Rt. 6.

WB I-80/SB U.S. Rt. 61 at I-280/U.S. Rt. 6.

A BGS over one mile from I-280.

WB I-80/SB U.S. Rt. 61 one mile from I-280.

WB I-80/SB U.S. Rt. 61 near I-280.

WB I-80/

Interstate 74 at Davenport

WB I-80 over one mile from I-74.

A BGS on WB I-80 one mile from I-74.

WB I-80 at I-74.

Signage on WB I-80 at I-74.

EB I-80 at I-74.

A BGS on EB I-80 for I-74.

EB I-80 at I-74.


In Iowa, Interstate 80 is multi-plexed several times.


I-80 is multi-plexed with...

...Interstate 29 from M.P. 1 to M.P. 4 at Council Bluffs.

...U.S. Rt. 6, from M.P. 60 near Brayton to M.P. 110 near De Soto.

...Interstate 35, from M.P. 123 at West Des Moines to M.P. 138 near Des Moines.

...U.S. Rt. 65, from M.P. 141 to M.P. 142 at Altoona.

...U.S. Rt. 6, from M.P. 142 at Altoona to M.P. 164 at Newton.

...Iowa State Rotue 38, from M.P. 267 to M.P. 271.

...U.S. Rt. 6, from M.P. 271 near Wilton to M.P. 290 at Davenport.

...U.S. Rt. 61, at Davenport.


Branches on I-80 in Iowa



A junction marker in Council Bluffs.

A guide sign on WB I-80 at Council Bluffs.

EB I-80 east of Council Bluffs.

A junction marker on SB IA St Rt 191.

EB I-80 east of I-680.

EB I-80 near Walnut.

EB I-80 near M.P. 46.

EB I-80/U.S. Rt. 6 near Antita.

EB I-80/U.S. Rt. 6 at IA St Rt 148.

EB I-80/U.S. Rt. 6 east of IA St Rt 148.

EB I-80/U.S. Rt 6 at the Cass/Adair County Line.

EB I-80/U.S. Rt. 6 near Adair.

EB I-80/U.S. Rt. 6 near Menlo.

EB I-80/U.S. Rt. 6 at the Adair/Madison County Line.

EB I-80/U.S. Rt. 6 in Madison County.

EB I-80/U.S. Rt. 6 at the Dallas/Madison County Line.

A guide marker on WB U.S. Rt. 6 at I-235.

WB I-80 east of I-35/235.

WB I-80 near Altoona.

WB I-80/U.S. Rt. 6 at the Jasper/Polk County Line.

WB I-80/U.S. Rt. 6 near Colfax.

WB I-80/U.S. Rt. 6 near M.P. 159.

WB I-80 at Newton.

EB I-80 near Newton.

EB I-80 near the Jasper/Poweshiek County Line.

WB I-80 at the Japser/Poweshiek County Line.

WB I-80 near Malcom.

WB I-80 west of U.S. Rt. 63.

WB I-80 near Brooklyn.

WB I-80 near IA St Rt 21.

EB I-80 in Poweshiek County.

WB I-80 west of IA St Rt 21.

WB I-80 at the Iowa/Poweshiek County Line.

WB I-80 near Williamsburg.

WB I-80 at the Johnson/Iowa County Line.

EB I-80 near Oxford.

WB I-80 west of Coralville.

WB I-80 at I-380/U.S. Rt. 218/IA St Rt 27.

These guide signs are found through out the state on many local surface roads. This one was in Rural Johnson County on IA 1, south of Iowa City.

BGS on NB U.S. Rt. 218/IA. 27 at Iowa City.

A BGS on NB U.S. Rt. 218/IA St Rt 27.

A BGS on NB U.S. Rt. 218/IA St Rt 27.

EB I-80 just east of the I-380/U.S. Rt. 218/IA 27 interchange at Iowa City.

A junction marker in Coralville.

A set of guide markers in Coralville.

WB I-80 in Coralville.

EB I-80 near IA 1 at Iowa City.

WB I-80 near IA St Rt 1.

A set of guide markers on WB U.S. Rt. 30 in Mt. Vernon.

WB I-80 at the Cedar/Johnson County Line.

WB I-80 near West Branch.

A guide marker on SB IA St Rt 38 at Stanwood.

A guide marker on EB U.S. Rt. 30/SB IA St Rt 38 near Stanwood.

WB I-80/NB IA St Rt 38 near Moscow.

WB I-80/NB IA St Rt 38 west of M.P. 271.

WB I-80/U.S. Rt. 6 at M.P. 271.

WB I-80/U.S. Rt. 6 east of M.P. 270.

WB I-80/U.S. Rt. 6 near Durant.

WB I-80/U.S. Rt. 6 near M.P. 277.

WB I-80 at the Scott/Cedar County Line.

WB I-80/U.S. Rt. 6 near Walcott.

A exit chart on EB I-80 west of I-280.

WB I-80/U.S. Rt. 6 west of I-280/U.S. Rt. 61.

WB I-80 at EB I-280 (I-280 curves to the left)

WB I-80/SB U.S. Rt. 61 west of IA St Rt 130.

A BGS on SB IA St Rt 130.

A guide marker on NB IA St Rt 130.

Mileage sign at the Quad-Cities.

WB I-80 near I-74

EB I-80 at U.S. Rt. 61 in Davenport.

A set of guide markers on SB U.S. Rt. 61.

A set of guide markers on NB BUSN U.S. Rt. 61.

A BGS on NB U.S. Rt. 61.

EB I-80 east of U.S. Rt. 61.

A BGS on EB I-80.

WB I-80 in Rural Scott County

WB I-80 west of U.S. Rt. 67.

WB I-80 at the Iowa Welcome sign.

A junction marker on SB U.S. Rt. 67.

Signage on SB U.S. Rt. 67 at Le Claire

EB I-80 at the Iowa/Illinois State Line.

4 February 2016