Interstate 29

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History
North End
South End

Overview

Interstate 29 serves the Upper Midwest and Great Plains region between Kansas City and Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The freeway parallels the Missouri River between Kansas City and Sioux City, Iowa before straightening out along a northerly heading to Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Fargo, North Dakota.

The southernmost 5.5 miles of Interstate 29 runs along side I-35 north from the Alphabet Loop encircling Downtown Kansas City. I-35 branches eastward to Claycomo and Liberty while I-29 turns west toward Kansas City International Airport (MCI) and a short overlap along side I-435, the Kansas City Beltway.

Leaving the Kansas City area, I-29 bee lines north along low rolling hills to St. Joseph, where an urban loop, I-229 serves Downtown while I-29 bypasses the city to the east. U.S. 71 leaves the I-29 corridor north of St. Joseph while I-29 bends northwest to Mound City and southwest Iowa parallel to the Missouri River.

While never entering the state of Nebraska, bridges across the Missouri join the I-29 corridor with Nebraska City and Plattsmouth on the northern drive to Council Bluffs. Once in Council Bluffs, I-29 takes a dog leg along side I-80 west before following an S curve northward to Interstate 680. I-680 previously combined with Interstate 29 for ten miles to Loveland. The overlap was dropped with the renumbering of the eastern branch of I-680 (former I-80N) as Interstate 880 in November 2019.

Shifting westward again toward the Missouri River, I-29 traverses flat areas while en route to Sioux City. The freeway hugs the east banks of the river by Downtown, with I-129 providing a western link to South Sioux City, Nebraska. Just north of there, I-29 crosses into South Dakota.

Interstate 29 turns again at Junction City along the northward course to Sioux Falls in southeastern South Dakota. I-229 forms an urban loop east to Downtown while I-29 stays to the west through suburban areas between Tea and Renner. A handful of east and westerly shifts occur along the route between Sioux Falls and Brookings, home of South Dakota State University.

I-29 at US 12 - Summit, SD

Interstate 29 at U.S. 12 near Summit, South Dakota. The drive north from Watertown to Sisseton traverses hilly terrain punctuated by glacial lakes along the Coteau des Prairies plateau. 06/17/15

Traveler services decrease in frequency as I-29 advances from Brookings north northwest to Watertown. The long exit less stretches and generous sight lines justify the 80 mile per hour speed limits along the freeway to the North Dakota state line. The landscape remains similar through southeastern North Dakota.

I-29 transitions from rural to suburban and urban settings northward into Fargo, the largest city in North Dakota. 2018 traffic counts recorded by the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) topped out at 77,610 vehicles per day (vpd) along the section just north of I-94. North of the metropolitan area, the rural freeway reduces to 13,570 vpd, and only increases to 17,675 vpd through Grand Forks, the last regional city along the route. Traffic counts along I-29 trickle to below 5,000 vpd beyond Drayton and just 2,870 at the Canadian border north of Pembina.

Major Projects

Construction through 2022 rebuilt Interstate 29 from south of Council Bluffs and the interchange with U.S. 275/Iowa 92 north to Council Bluffs ahead of 25th Street. Work modernized the freeway built in the 1960s by eliminating left side ramps, separating the overlap with Interstate 80 into a dual freeway, and adding capacity. The Council Bluffs Interstate System Needs Study by the city of Council Bluffs and the Metropolitan Area Planning Agency between 1997 and 1999 determined that I-29 was outdated, did not meet modern design standards or operational criteria and was over capacity. Iowa DOT started the Council Bluffs Interstate System Improvement Program in 2002 to address the issues raised by the study. Initial work commenced in 2006 with a lane addition along the concurrent I-29 south and I-80 east section.

Major work reconfigured the West System Interchange, where I-29 and I-80 converge just east of the Missouri River and the East System Interchange, where the two split for Des Moines and St. Joseph respectively. Construction at the West System Interchange was completed in July 2017, while efforts at the East System Interchange continued through June 2020.

Eliminating weaving traffic patterns, a revamp of the I-29/80 overlap separated both routes into a dual, divided freeway. Additional construction improved the geometry of the interchanges with Nebraska Avenue (Exit 52), the South Expressway Street (Exit 3) and U.S. 275/Iowa 92 (Exit 47). Phase II construction was completed by January 2019. Work on Phase III got underway in August 2019 and finished in June 2021.

Construction programmed for November 2020 to July 2023 at the West Broadway Interchange with Interstate 480 replaces left exit ramps along I-29 northbound, adds access to Broadway (old U.S. 6) and reconfigures ramps at Avenue G, N 35th Street and 9th Avenue. Construction got underway in April 2021 and runs through August 2024.

The I-29 Improvement Project, upgrading the freeway through Sioux City, Iowa, was completed in 2019. Split into three segments, construction along Segment 1 commenced in August 2010, with work on Segment 3, a reconstruction of the northbound lanes to the South Dakota state line, completed in 2012. This phase included six-laning the freeway and improving ramps at the interchanges with Singing Hills Boulevard and Interstate 129. Started in Spring 2012, Segment 2 widened I-29 to six overall lanes and upgrading several interchanges through the Downtown area.

Prior work identified in a 1997 needs study for I-29 included changes at the diamond interchange (Exit 141) with Sergeant Bluff Road. This was completed in 2003. The I-29 Sioux City corridor planning study commenced in 2004, leading to initial construction in August 2008 at the Riverside Boulevard interchange. That exchange was converted from a trumpet to a diamond interchange.9

History

The Official Route Numbering for the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways adopted on August 14, 1957 included separate routes for what is now Interstate 29. I-29 was numbered along the southern segment of the route between Kansas City and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The northern portion from Fargo, North Dakota to the Canadian border was numbered Interstate 31. Interstate system additions approved on October 18, 1957 included 230 miles of freeway linking the two routes.1

Correspondence between R.E. Bradley, Chief Engineer for the North Dakota State Highway Department and the American Association of State Highway Officials (AASHO) on February 18, 1958 addressed the numbering:

In accordance with a recent Bureau of Public Roads circular memorandum all Federal-aid Interstate projects are to be numbered to show their location on the Interstate system.

In order to comply with this memorandum it is necessary that an Interstate route number be assigned the segment recently added from
Fargo, North Dakota to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This segment was not included in the official route numbering as adopted by the American
Association of State Highway Officials August 14, 1957. I wish to call your attention to the fact that the number from Sioux Falls to Kansas
City is Interstate route 29. The segment from Fargo, North Dakota to the Canadian border is Interstate route 31. It would seem logical to
extend Interstate route 29 from Sioux Falls to Fargo and continue to the Canadian border.

Route Information

  • North End – Pembina, ND

  • South End – Kansas City, MO

  • Branch Routes – 3

  • Total Mileage – 755.51

Mileage

Missouri – 130.72*

  • Cities – Kansas City, St. Joseph

  • Junctions

Iowa – 164.66**

  • Cities – Council Bluffs, Sioux City

  • Junctions

South Dakota – 252.50

  • Cities – Vermillion, Sioux Falls, Brookings, Waterton

  • Junctions

North Dakota – 217.54

  • Cities – Wahpeton, Fargo, Grand Forks

  • Junctions

Source: December 31, 2021 Interstate Route Log and Finders List
* – 5.50 miles on I-35
** – 3.00 miles on I-80, 9.91 miles on I-880 (erroneous as this acknowledges the former overlap with I-680).

I-29 North - Paseo Bridge

Opened in August 1954, the Paseo Bridge carried I-29/35 over the Missouri River north of Downtown Kansas City, Missouri until 2010. Opening that year was the Christopher S. Bond Bridge, a seven lane wide cable stay bridge. 10/17/04

Kansas City - 1961
Kansas City – 1961

The North Midtown Freeway was completed by 1958 from the Intercity Viaduct (U.S. 24-40-73) to Armour Road (former Missouri Route 10) and north to the split of I-29/35 by 1961.

Western Iowa - 1964
Interstate 29 replaced U.S. 75 from Council Bluffs north to Sioux City – 1964 Iowa Official Highway Map

The oldest sections of Interstate 29 were the sections from Council Bluffs to Missouri Valley and from Onawa to the South Dakota state line. Both were completed by 1961.

Northeast North Dakota - 1964
A 33-mile stretch of Interstate 29 was open from Drayton to the Canadian Border – 1964 North Dakota Official Highway Map

Interstate 29 directly overlays most of U.S. 81 from the South Dakota state line to the International border. Business loops through Grand Forks and Fargo are either signed as U.S. 81 or U.S. 81 Business. The portion north of Exit 203 remains co-signed as I-29/U.S. 81.

Missouri

The Paseo Bridge, the original suspension bridge carrying I-29/35 across the Missouri River in Kansas City, was built as part of a master plan to upgrade both the U.S. 71 and U.S. 69 corridors into freeways leading into Downtown Kansas City. The span was conceptualized in 1949 as part of a City Plan Commission study. It was constructed in 1951-1952 and dedicated as U.S. 69 Alternate in August 1954 as a toll facility.5 Toll collection was retired once the bonds were paid off.

Downtown Kansas City - 1979

Interstate 29 previously extended further in Downtown Kansas City, running along the north and west legs of the Alphabet Loop. Changes were proposed by Missouri to American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) on November 15, 1975, which conditionally approved a relocation of I-35 from the east and south legs of the Downtown loop to replace I-29. The south leg was also proposed to be redesignated as an extension of Interstate 670. AASHTO deferred action on that request, but approved the I-35 relocation on November 12, 1976.

The KcICON project10 upgraded 4.7 miles of I-29/35 from I-70 northward to Missouri Route 210 (Exit 6). The $245 million project included the replacement of the aging Paseo Bridge and revisions to interchanges with The Paseo, Front Street and Armour Road among others. Overall work ran from March 2008 to February 2011. The new cable-stayed span across the Missouri River, the Christopher S. Bond Bridge, was dedicated on September 27, 2010. Dismantling of the old bridge followed through 2011.

Construction along Interstate 29 in Missouri originated with soil work at the bridge site for Pigeon Creek south of St. Joseph by early 1957. The freeway was completed in the Show Me State on July 28, 1976, when an 18.7 mile long portion of freeway opened in Atchison County. Total cost for the 125 miles of I-29 in Missouri was $112 million.8

Iowa

Interstate 29 opened according to the following schedule (from south to north) in the state of Iowa:4

  • Missouri State Line north to County Route J-64: August 31, 1973
  • County Route J-64 to Iowa 2: December 15, 1972
  • Iowa 2 to County Route J-18: December 1, 1972
  • County Route J-18 to U.S. 34: December 10, 1971
  • U.S. 34 to Iowa 370: December 4, 1971
  • Iowa 370 to Iowa 192: December 22, 1969
  • Iowa 192 to I-80 West/23rd Avenue: November 1, 1970
  • I-80 West/23rd Avenue to 9th Avenue: November 10, 1971
  • 9th Avenue to Iowa 192: October 25, 1968
  • Iowa 192 to U.S. 30: November 26, 1958
  • U.S. 30 to Iowa 175: December 7, 1967
  • Iowa 175 to Iowa 141: October 26, 1961
  • Iowa 141 to U.S. 75 Business: November 28, 1959
  • Business U.S. 75 to U.S. 20-77: July 15, 1960
  • U.S. 20-77 to South Dakota State Line: October 1, 1958

South Dakota

Interstate 29 opened in stages through South Dakota between the late 1950s at Sioux Falls and 1982, when the segment between Exit 224 (Peever) and Exit 246 (New Effington) was completed.7 Within Sioux Falls a $33 million upgrade of I-29 was finished in September 2003. This road work involved the reconstruction of two substandard interchanges within the city:

  • Exit 83 / SD 38 – The wye interchange with a left side ramp from southbound to SD 38 (Russell Street) was removed.
  • Exit 82 / Benson Road – A Single Point Urban Interchange (SPUI) was constructed at Benson Road.
  • Exit 81 / Maple Street – The half diamond interchange with Maple Street was upgraded into a six-ramp parclo interchange, offsetting the removal of ramps at the former wye to the north.

These projects were a part of an overall improvement and widening plan for Interstate 29 between Madison Street (Exit 73) and I-90 (Exit 84). The construction was the largest single road related project completed in the state at the time.2

North Dakota

The final section of Interstate 29 to be completed in North Dakota was the portion from Drayton to Pembina in 1977. With this completion, North Dakota became the first state to complete all sections of its Interstate system.6

Within the city of Fargo, upgrades to Interstate 29 included the addition of a third northbound lane through the interchange with I-94. This led to the Main Avenue interchange, where new loop ramps were constructed and the overpass for Main Avenue replaced. This work started in 2004 and ran in conjunction with 2005-07 widening of I-29 to six lanes from Main Avenue to 19th Avenue N.3

North End – International Border – Pembina, North Dakota

I-29 US 81 North

I-29 north at Canadian Border

Entering the final mile of Interstate 29 north leading to the Canadian Port of Entry. 06/16/15

I-29 north at Canadian Border

A northbound wayside provides access to the Dumolin Church historical site just prior to the border inspection station. 06/16/15

I-29 north at Canadian Border

A duty free store lies just south of the Canadian border along the left side of Interstate 29. A paved loop circles in front of the location prior to the port of entry. 06/16/15

I-29 north at Canadian Border

The inspections and customs requirements vary for different types of vehicles. The port of entry beyond I-29’s end specifies commercial truck traffic move to the right. While traffic counts are light north of Grand Forks, trucks make up a large percentage of the volume. 06/16/15

I-29 north at Canadian Border

Speed limits gradually reduce from 75 to 60, 45 and 25 miles per hour as motorists approach the queue into Canada. The border patrol station comes into view to the left beyond an adjacent truck parking area. 06/16/15

I-29 north at Canadian Border

Interstate 29 and U.S. 81 conclude as motorists reach the truck parking area. A second left turn follows for the customs and border protection information parking area and a service road back to I-29/U.S. 81 southbound. 06/16/15

I-29 north at Canadian Border

A third turn-off follows for the duty free shop as the Canadian customs station comes into view. Beyond customs, the roadway transitions to Provincial Trunk Highway 75. PTH 75 is a continuation of U.S. 75, which until 2006, crossed into Emerson, Manitoba from Noyes, Minnesota east of the Red River. Photo by Rich Piehl (07/06/02).

I-29 north at Canadian Border

As is common at border crossings, this sign (replaced by 2007 with a green and white panel) showed the last U-turn available for the United States. This turnaround however lies beyond the border inspection station. Photo by Rich Piehl (07/06/02).

I-29 north at Canadian Border

The 49th Parallel marker is the official demarcation between the United States and Canada. This sign stands just beyond the last turnaround for the U.S. Photo by Jim Teresco (06/09/01).

PTH 75 – South at I-29

PTH 75 south at PR 243/I-29 - Emerson, MB

Replaced by 2012, this overhead sign at Provincial Road 243 west was the first appearance of an Interstate 29 shield posted along Provincial Trunk Highway 75 south. The international border lies a short distance ahead. Photo by Jeff Morrison (05/10/07).

PTH 75 south at I-29 - Emerson, MB

PTH 75 used to branch east from its expressway just north of the U.S. port of entry. It connected with PR 200 (Main Street) in Emerson. This alignment was dropped once the border station at Noyes, Minnesota permanently closed in 2006. As a result PR 200 was extended westward over the former PTH 75.
New signs posted here by 2012 replaced PTH 75 with PR 200 and I-29 with a U.S. Customs lane allocation sign. Photo by Jeff Morrison (05/10/07).

PTH 200 west at PTH 75/I-29 - Emerson, MB

A PTH 29 marker was posted along PR 200 (former PTH 75) west ahead of the expressway linking the south end of PTH 75 with the north end of Interstate 29. This was changed by 2012 to reflect the realignment of PTH 75 south to North Dakota. Photo by Jeff Morrison (05/10/07).

PTH 200 west at PTH 75/I-29 - Emerson, MB

This shield assembly directs motorists at the west end of PR 200 (former PTH 75) onto PTH 75 north toward Winnipeg and the border station south to Interstate 29. Photo by Jeff Morrison (05/10/07).

I-29 US 81 South

I-29/US 81 south - Pembina, ND

A connector provides access from the border station service road back to the northbound lanes leading into Manitoba. Visible to the left is the northbound truck parking area. 06/16/15

I-29/US 81 south - Pembina, ND

A monument appears between the service road and the Interstate 29 lanes exiting the U.S. port of entry. 06/16/15

I-29/US 81 south - Pembina, ND

Motorists exiting the inspection lanes may also turn around back toward Canada. All traffic otherwise continues southward toward Pembina. 06/16/15

I-29/US 81 south - Pembina, ND

Just south of the border station is the first reassurance shield assembly for Interstate 29 and U.S. 81. Photo by Jeff Morrison (05/10/07).

I-29/US 81 south - Pembina, ND

A Pembina County line sign (since replaced with a Clearview-font based panel) lies just south of the first I-29 shield. Interstate 29 travels southward with U.S. 81 to Exit 203. U.S. 81 rejoins the freeway north of Grand Forks. Photo by Jeff Morrison (05/10/07).

ND 59 east at I-29/US 81 - 2007

Eastbound ND 59 meets I-29/U.S. 81 at a diamond interchange on the west side of Pembina. I-29/U.S. 81 proceed 2.3 miles north to the International border. Continuing east across the Red River, ND 59 east becomes MN 171, a short connector to U.S. 75 south of Noyes. This sign was replaced by 2015. Photo by Jeff Morrison (05/10/07).

South End I-35 US 24 US 40 US 71 – Kansas City, Missouri

I-29 I-35 US 71 South at I-70 US 24 US 40

I-29/35 south at I-70 - Kansas City, MO

I-29/35 south cross the Missouri River over the Christopher S. Bond Bridge 1.5 miles ahead of Interstate 70 and the Alphabet Loop encircling Downtown Kansas City. 05/07/22

I-29/35 south at I-70 - Kansas City, MO

The seven lane cabled-stayed bridge across the Missouri River takes I-29/35-U.S. 71 south to a SPUI (Exit 4B) with Front Street. The KcICON project between 2008 and 2011 upgraded 4.7 miles of the freeway from Route 210 (Armour Road) south to I-70. 05/07/22

I-29/35 south at I-70 - Kansas City, MO

Left Exit 3 departs from I-29/35 south for The Paseo as the freeway branches southwest to the three wye interchange (Exit 3) with I-70/U.S. 24-40. 05/07/22

I-29/35 south at I-70 - Kansas City, MO

I-70/U.S. 24-40 follows the north and east legs of the Downtown loop. I-35 overlaps with I-70 to the west leg. 05/07/22

I-29/35 south at I-70 - Kansas City, MO

U.S. 71 extends along Interstate 70 east to Bruce R. Watkins Drive, an expressway south to Midtown Kansas City. I-70 turns east from the Downtown loop to Parkview and Independence Plaza en route to Columbia and St. Louis while I-70 westbound continues to Kansas City, Kansas and Topeka. 05/07/22

I-29/35 south at I-70 - Kansas City, MO

The end sign for Interstate 29 appears as I-35 south combines with I-70/U.S. 24-40 west ahead of the Charlotte Street underpass and Exit 2F to the River Market area. 05/07/22

I-35 North I-70 US 24 US 40 East at I-29 US 71

I-35/70 east at I-29 - Kansas City, MO

I-70/U.S. 24-40 elevate along the Lewis and Clark Viaduct east from the Kansas River across the West Bottoms Area in Kansas City to I-35 and the Alphabet Loop. 10/07/21

I-35/70 east at I-29 - Kansas City, MO

July 2021 to December 2024 construction for the replacement of the John Jordan “Buck” O’Neil Memorial Bridge along U.S. 169 includes rebuilding the exchange at Exit 2A where I-35 north combines with I-70/U.S. 24-40 east. I-35/70 overlap for 0.8 miles along the north leg of the Alphabet Loop to I-29/U.S. 71 at Left Exit 2G. 10/07/21

I-35/70 east at I-29 - Kansas City, MO

A series of exit and entrance ramps line the north leg of the Alphabet Loop between Broadway Boulevard and Exit 2E for Route 9. Route 9 runs north across the Heart of America Bridge to North Kansas City. 10/07/21

I-35/70 east at I-29 - Kansas City, MO

Exit 2E leaves I-35/70 east at the Walnut Street overpass, one quarter mile from their separation at Left Exit 2 G. I-70/U.S. 24-40 turn southward along a single lane ramp onto U.S. 71 and the east leg of the Downtown loop as the north leg defaults onto I-29/35-U.S. 71 north. 10/07/21

I-35/70 east at I-29 - Kansas City, MO

I-29 overlaps with I-35 northward 5.5 miles through an industrial area along the Missouri River to the Crestview neighborhood of Kansas City. 10/07/21

I-35/70-US 24/40 east at I-29/US 71 - Kansas City, MO

Prior to Fall 2018, U.S. 24 separated from I-70/U.S. 40 east at Exit 2 H for Independence Avenue to Kessler Park and Parkview. A single lane ramp takes I-35 north onto I-29/U.S. 71 ahead of the Christopher S. Bond Bridge spanning the Missouri River. 10/07/21

I-70 US 24 US 40 West at I-29 I-35 US 71

I-70/US 24-40 west at I-29/35/US 71 - Kansas City, MO

Ramps from I-670 east and U.S. 71 north converge with I-70/U.S. 24-40 at the 11th Street underpass, just ahead of the three wye interchange (Exit 2G) with I-29/35 north. U.S. 71 uses the east leg of the Downtown loop from Hospital Hill to continue north along I-29/35 to the Columbus Park Industrial area. 05/07/22

I-70/US 24-40 west at I-29/35/US 71 - Kansas City, MO

The east leg of the Alphabet Loop defaults onto I-29/35 north to North Kansas City while a single lane ramp departs from the left to I-70/U.S. 24-40 to Kansas City, Kansas. As approved by AASHTO on September 20, 2018, U.S. 24 was relocated from Independence Avenue through Kessler Park. 05/07/22

I-70/US 24-40 west at I-29/35/US 71 - Kansas City, MO

Interstate 29 north begins as I-35 parts ways with I-70 east for a 5.5 mile long overlap. I-29 connects Kansas City with St. Joseph and Omaha, Nebraska while I-35 travels to Des Moines, Iowa and the Twin Cities. 05/07/22

I-29 I-35 US 71 North

I-29/35-US 71 north at The Paseo - Kansas City, MO

The first confirming marker for Interstate 29 appears along side I-35/U.S. 71 ahead of the wye interchange with The Paseo north. 05/07/22

I-29/35-US 71 north split - Kansas City, MO

2.3 miles north of the Christopher S. Bond Bridge, I-29/35 split at a three wye interchange (Exit 8B). I-29/U.S. 71 turn northwesterly and mirror the course of the Missouri River to St. Joseph. I-35 curves northeast, doubling as part of the Chicago Kansas City Expressway (CKC / Route 110) to Cameron. 05/07/22

I-29/35-US 71 north split - Kansas City, MO

Exit 8A departs for Parvin Road to Crestview and Colonial Square as the three lanes advance toward the separation of I-29/35 north. Exit numbers from I-35 do not continue along I-29 north. 05/07/22

I-29/35-US 71 north split - Kansas City, MO

I-29/U.S. 71 continue north to an overlap with I-435 by Kansas City International Airport (KCI). U.S. 71 remains paired with the freeway to Exit 56 north of St. Joseph. 05/07/22

I-29 South End Throwback

I-29 I-35 US 71 South at I-70 US 40

I-29/35 south at I-70/US 40 - 2004

Traveling south along the old Paseo Bridge, I-29/35 carried just three lanes to the lane drop for the left exit with The Paseo. 10/17/04

I-29/35 south at I-70/US 40 - 2004

I-29 exit numbering begins north of the 5.5 mile long overlap with I-35, but the south end is referenced at I-70. An end sign was posted previously ahead of the wye interchange (Exit 4A) for The Paseo. 10/17/04

I-29/35 south at I-70/US 40 - 2004

The KcICON project expanded I-29/35 south to four lanes at the separation with The Paseo (Exit 4A). The left side entrance ramp for I-29/35 northbound was also shifted to the outside lanes. 10/17/04

I-29/35 south at I-70/US 40 - 2004

Construction expanded Interstate 35 to six overall lanes to the south end of I-29. APL signs replaced thes overheads and U.S. 24 is no longer referenced for I-70 east. 10/17/04

I-29/35 south at I-70/US 40 - 2004

Previously single lane ramps joined I-29/35 south with the Downtown loop. I-70/U.S. 71 travel along the east leg by Paseo West while I-35 combines with I-70/U.S. 24-40 west by River Market. 10/17/04

I-70 US 40 East at I-29 I-35 US 24 US 71

I-35/70 east at I-29 - 2004

A sign change was made at Exit 2G by 2007 when the Interstate 70 mainline turn from the north leg to the east leg of the Downtown loop was restriped to a single lane. 10/17/04

I-35/70-US 24-40 east at I-29/US 71 - 2004

Left Exit 2 G and the continuation of I-35 north onto I-29/U.S. 71 was previously was striped for two lanes. 10/17/04

I-70 US 40 West at I-29 I-35 US 24 US 71

I-70/US 40 west at I-29/35/US 71 - 2004

A pair of button copy signs previously posted at the 10th Street overpass outlined the succeeding off-ramps for Admiral Boulevard and I-29/35 north. 10/17/04

I-70/US 40 west at I-29/35/US 71 - 1982

The diagrammatic sign along I-70/U.S. 40 west at 10th Street posted with button copy Interstate shields. Photo by Michael Summa (1982).

I-70/US 40 west at I-29/35/US 71 - 2004

A set of damaged signs directed motorists onto Exit 2H for the continuation of U.S. 24 east from the Downtown loop and Exit 2G, where I-35 south joins I-70 west. 10/17/04

I-70/US 40 west at I-29/35/US 71 - 2004

Interstate 70/U.S. 40 west at the split with Exit 2G for I-29/35-U.S. 71 north. These signs were replaced by 2011 when the left side ramp was restriped from two lanes to one. 10/17/04

Sources:

  1. The Dwight D. Eisenhower System of Interstate and Defense Highways – Part I – History.” FHWA web site.
  2. 29 Russell. http://www.29-russell.com/ South Dakota Department of Transportation project web site.
  3. I-29 Fargo: Project Details. http://www.i29fargo.com/project/ ND Department of Transportation project web site.
  4. Iowa Completion Status of Interstate System as of January 1, 1982.” Iowa Department of Transportation.
  5. Environmental Impact Statement for Paseo Bridge Replacement Project – April 2006. http://www.kcdesigncenter.org/reports/kcICON/DEIS/Chapter_I.pdf
  6. “Sprynczynatyk Attends Kick-Off Celebration for 50th Anniversary of the Interstate Highway System.” North Dakota DOT Communications, January 23, 2006,
  7. The Unofficial South Dakota Highways Page: Highways 1 to 30. http://www.northernplainshighways.org/sdakota/sd1-30.html#I-29
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