Iowa Highway 13

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Iowa Highway 13 marker

Iowa Highway 13
Iowa 13 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by Iowa DOT
Length85.235 mi[2] (137.172 km)
Existed1920[1]–present
Major junctions
South end US 30 / US 151 near Bertram
 
North end US 52 near Monona
Location
Counties
Highway system
Iowa 12Iowa 14

Iowa Highway 13 (Iowa 13) is a north–south highway in eastern Iowa. It has a length of 85 14 miles (137.2 km). The southern terminus of Iowa Highway 13 is at U.S. Route 30 (US 30) south of Bertram and southeast of Cedar Rapids. The northern terminus is at US 52 in rural Clayton County near the towns of Monona and Farmersburg near the intersection of US 52 and US 18.

Route description[edit]

Iowa Highway 13 begins at U.S. 30 southeast of Cedar Rapids in an overlap with US 151 at a freeway interchange just east of the Cedar River. They go north as a divided highway through Bertram. They intersect Iowa Highway 100 at Marion and then separates from U.S. 151 in Marion as well. It continues north from Marion to Central City, where the divided highway ends. It goes north to Coggon, then turns east briefly before turning north again to go through Ryan. After passing through Ryan, it goes north to Manchester, where it intersects US 20. It continues north through Manchester and intersects Iowa 3. It overlaps Iowa 3 and goes northwest into Strawberry Point, where they separate. Iowa 13 then turns northeast and intersects Iowa 56 southwest of Elkader. After running along the eastern edge of Elkader, it then intersects Iowa 128. It then continues northeast and ends at US 52 near Farmersburg.[3]

History[edit]

Primary Road No. 13 was one of the original routes of the primary highway system, which was formed in 1920. Its original extent was statewide, starting at the Missouri state line south of Bloomfield and ending at the Minnesota state line north of Waukon. When the U.S. Highway System came around in 1926, Primary Road No. 13 was shortened significantly. The southernmost part of the route became US 63, between Ottumwa and Homestead, the route was replaced by Iowa 149, and from Homestead to Cedar Rapids, it was replaced by Iowa 150.[4]

The route stayed more or less the same until it was shortened again in 1969. The northernmost section of road, from McGregor to Minnesota, was renumbered to Iowa 76 to match the numbered route it became after crossing into Minnesota. Between Froelich and McGregor, Iowa 13 overlapped US 18 and US 52.[5][6] Since 1969, the routing of Iowa 13 has not changed.

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmi[2]kmDestinationsNotes
LinnBertram0.0000.000 US 30 / US 151 south – Mount Vernon, Cedar RapidsSouthern end of US 151 overlap
Marion6.62210.657 Iowa 100 west (Collins Road) – Marion
7.71412.414
US 151 north (Dubuque Road) / US 151 Business south (10th Avenue) – Marion, Springville
Northern end of US 151 overlap
DelawareManchester39.52263.604 US 20 – Waterloo, Dubuque
Edgewood56.85891.504 Iowa 3 east – EdgewoodSouthern end of IA 3 overlap
ClaytonStrawberry Point58.98594.927 Iowa 3 west (Mission Street) – OelweinNorthern end of IA 3 overlap
Elkader72.884117.295 Iowa 56 west (Strawberry Point Road) – Elkader, West Union
76.404122.960 Iowa 128 east – Garnavillo
Froelich85.235137.172 US 52 – Monona, McGregor, Garnavillo, Guttenberg
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Auto Trails Map (Map). 1:1,081,344. Rand McNally. 1921. p. 330-331.
  2. ^ a b "2009 Volume of Traffic on the Primary Road System of Iowa" (PDF). Iowa Department of Transportation. January 1, 2009. Retrieved January 14, 2011.
  3. ^ Transportation Map (PDF) (Map). Iowa Department of Transportation. 2011. Retrieved May 19, 2011.
  4. ^ Iowa State Highway Commission (October–November–December 1925). Service Bulletin. Nos. 10-11-12. Volume XIII. pp. 7, 9. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ Iowa State Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Iowa State Highway Commission. 1968. Retrieved May 19, 2011.
  6. ^ Iowa State Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Iowa State Highway Commission. 1969. Retrieved May 19, 2011.
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