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 880, (Former 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


Photos of Interstate 80 as it travels through Iowa.
Select A Section of I-80.


11 March 2022