FIELDS TRIP
Interstate 80 Iowa

Interstate 80 spans 2,900 miles across the United States. It begins in San Francisco and ends in New York City. On Day One of the Fields Trip, I drove Interstate 80 from U.S. 81 near York, Nebraska, to Omaha; and on Day Two, I drove the highway between Omaha and Interstate 380 near Iowa City, Iowa. On Day Three, I drove Interstate 80 from U.S. 61 in Davenport, Iowa, to Interstate 88 near E. Moline, Illinois.

PICTURES

Nebraska State Line to Interstate 380
Pictures taken May 20, 2003

"Welcome to Iowa" sign on Interstate 80 East.
Interstate 29 is 1/4 mile ahead. The sign on the
right says "Interstate 80/29 South," which of
course, should say, Interstate 80 East/Interstate
29 South.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 1A - Interstate 29
North - Sioux City.
Interstate 80 East/Interstate 29 South at Exit
1B - South 24th St./Council Bluffs.
Interstate 80 East/Interstate 29 South
approaching Exit 4 - Interstate 29 South - 1
1/2 miles.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 3 - IA 192 North -
Council Bluffs/Business District/Lake Manawa.
Interstate 80 East/Interstate 29 South
approaching Exit 4 - 1/2 mile.
Interstate 80 East/Interstate 29 South at Exit 4 -
Interstate 29 South - Kansas City.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 5 - Madison Ave./
Council Bluffs.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 8 - U.S. 6 - Council
Bluffs/Oakland.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 17 - CR L52 -
Underwood.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 23 - IA 244/CR L44 -
Neola.
Interstate 80 East approaching Exit 27 -
Interstate 680 - 1 mile.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 27 - Interstate 680 -
North Omaha/Sioux City.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 29 - CR L66 - Minden.
"Modern Rest Area 47 Miles" sign on Interstate
80 East. Only in Iowa.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 34 - CR M16 - Shelby.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 40 - U.S. 59 - Avoca/
Harlan.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 46 - CR M47 -
Walnut/Antique City Dr.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 51 - CR M56 - Marne.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 54 - IA 173 - Atlantic/
Elk Horn.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 57 - CR N16 - Atlantic.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 60 - U.S. 71 -
Villisca/Audubon.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 64 - CR N28 - Wiota.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 70 - IA 148 South -
Anita/Exira.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 75 - CR G30.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 76 - IA 925 East/CR
N54 South - Adair.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 83 - CR N77 - Casey/
Antique Country Dr.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 86 - IA 25 - Guthrie
Center/Greenfield.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 88 - CR P28 - Menlo.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 93 - CR P28 - Stuart/
Panora.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 97 - CR P48 - Dexter.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 100 - U.S. 6 - Redfield.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 104 - CR G14 -
Earlham.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 106 - CR P58/CR
F90.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 110 - U.S. 169 - Adel/
Winterset.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 113 - CR R16 - Van
Meter.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 117 - CR R22 -
Wauker/Booneville.
Interstate 80 East mileage sign west of Des
Moines. Interstate 35 is five miles ahead.
Interstate 80 East approaching Exits 123A-B -
Interstate 35/235 - 2 1/2 miles.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 121 - 74th St./West
Des Moines.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 122 - 60th St./West
Des Moines.
Interstate 80 East approaching Exit 123A -
Interstate 235 East.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 123A - Interstate 235
East - West Des Moines/Des Moines.
These shields are in place at the gore point to
lead motorists in the right direction.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 123B - Interstate 35
South - Kansas City.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 124 - University Ave./
Clive. Interstate 80 East will merge onto
Interstate 35 North just ahead.
Interstate 80 East/Interstate 35 North at Exit
125 - U.S. 6 - Hickman Road.
Interstate 80 East/Interstate 35 North at Exit
126 - Douglas Ave./Urbandale.
Interstate 80 East/Interstate 35 North at Exit
127 - IA 141 West - Urbandale/Grimes.
Interstate 80 East/Interstate 35 North at Exit
129 - NW 86th St./Camp Dodge.
Interstate 80 East/Interstate 35 North at Exit
131 - IA 28 South - Merle Hay Rd./Saylorville
Lake.
Mileage sign on Interstate 80 East/Interstate 35
North, 3 3/4 miles west of Interstate 235.
Interstate 80 East/Interstate 35 North at Exit
135 - IA 415 - 2nd Ave./Polk City.
Interstate 80 East/Interstate 35 North at Exit
136 - U.S. 69 - East 14th St./Ankeny.
Interstate 80 East/Interstate 35 North
approaching Exit 137A - Interstate 235 West -
1/2 mile, and Exit 137B - Interstate 35 North.
Interstate 80 East/Interstate 35 North at Exit
137A - Interstate 235 West - Des Moines.
Another gantry is in place for Exit 137A. These
signs leave off the control cities.
Interstate 80 East/Interstate 35 North at Exit
137B - Interstate 35 North - Minneapolis.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 141 - U.S. 65 South -
Altoona/Des Moines.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 142A - U.S. 6 West -
Altoona.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 142B - U.S. 65 North -
Bondurant/Marshalltown.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 149 - Mitchellville.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 155 - IA 117 - Colfax/
Mingo.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 159 - CR F48 -
Baxter.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 164 - IA 14 - Newton/
Monroe.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 168 - Industrial Park/
SE Beltline Dr.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 173 - IA 224 -
Kellogg/Sully.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 179 - Lynnville/
Oakland Acres.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 182 - IA 146 - Grinnell/
New Sharon.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 191 - U.S. 63 - Tama/
Montezuma.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 197 - Brooklyn.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 201 - IA 21 - Belle
Plaine/What Cheer.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 205 - Victor.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 211 - Millersburg/
Ladora.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 216 - Marengo/
North English.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 220 - IA 149 South/
CR V77 North - Williamsburg/Parnell.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 225 - U.S. 151 North/
CR W21 South - Cedar Rapids/Amana
Colonies.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 230 - Oxford/Kalona
Village Museum.
Interstate 80 East approaching Exits 239A-B -
Interstate 380/U.S. 218/IA 27 - 3 miles.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 237 - Tiffin.
Interstate 80 East approaching Exit 239A -
U.S. 218/IA 27 South - 1 mile, and Exit 239B -
Interstate 380/U.S. 218/IA 27 North - 1 1/4
miles.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 239A - U.S. 218/IA
27 South - Mt. Pleasant/Keokuk.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 239B - Interstate 380/
U.S. 218/IA 27 North - Cedar Rapids/Waterloo.

U.S. 61 to Illinois State Line
Pictures taken May 21, 2003

Interstate 80 East approaching Exit 298 -
Interstate 74 East - 1 mile. The blank space
underneath the Interstate 74 East normally
says "Peoria" and "1 Mile" but that part has
been greened out due to construction on the
Interstate 74 Mississippi River bridge.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 298 - Interstate 74
East.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 301 - Middle Rd.
Interstate 80 East at Exit 306 - U.S. 67 - Le
Claire/Bettendorf. I left the flash on accidentally
so the first few pictures from this day look a
little different.
Deep River. Interstate 80 East prepares to
cross the Mississippi River into the state of
Illinois.

Trip pages:

Day One:
Oklahoma:
Interstate 35
Kansas:
Interstate 35 | Interstate 135 | U.S. 81
Nebraska:
U.S. 81 | Interstate 80

Day Two:
Nebraska:
Interstate 80
Iowa:
Interstate 80 | Interstate 380 | U.S. 20 | IA 136 | U.S. 61

Day Three:
Iowa:
Interstate 80
Illinois:
Interstate 80 | Interstate 88 | Interstate 290 | Interstate 90
Indiana:
Interstate 90 | Interstate 94
Michigan:
Interstate 94 | Interstate 196 | Interstate 96

Day Four:
Michigan:
Interstate 96 | Interstate 75 | Interstate 94 | Interstate 696

Day Five:
Michigan:
M-14 | Interstate 94 | Interstate 69
Indiana:
Interstate 69 | Interstate 465 | Interstate 70
Illinois:
Interstate 70 | Interstate 270 | Interstate 255
Missouri:
Interstate 255 | Interstate 270 | Interstate 44

Day Six:
Missouri:
Interstate 44
Oklahoma:
Interstate 44

Miscellaneous Pictures

Trip Summaries:
Days 1-3 (Oklahoma City to Grand Rapids)
Days 4-6 (Grand Rapids to Oklahoma City)

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