Iowa State Route 279 was a short route connecting the village of Atkins to U.S. Rt. 30/218. On July 1st, 2003, the Iowa Department of transportation transfered jurisdiction of this highway to Benton County. IA St Rt 279 passes through the following town in Benton County. Atkins. IA St Rt 279 is not multi-plexed in Benton County. IA St Rt 279 intersects the following highways in Benton County. U.S. Rt. 30, near Atkins. U.S. Rt. 218, near Atkins.