Iowa Highway 141

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Iowa Highway 141

Iowa 141 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by Iowa DOT
Length155.362 mi[1] (250.031 km)
Major junctions
West end I-29 / CR K42 at Sloan
Major intersections
East end I-35 / I-80 at Urbandale
CountryUnited States
Highway system
Iowa 140 Iowa 143

Iowa Highway 141 (Iowa 141) is an east–west highway in the western and central portions of the state. It is the most direct link between Sioux City and Des Moines. It also serves as a freeway link between Des Moines and the outlying communities of Perry, Granger, and Grimes. Iowa 141's begins near Sloan at an interchange with Interstate 29 (I-29) at ends at another interchange with I-35 / I-80 on the edge of the Des Moines suburbs of Urbandale and Grimes.

Route description

Iowa 141 begins at I-29 just west of Sloan. It goes east through Sloan and Hornick before meeting Iowa 31 in Smithland. It then turns southeast and at Mapleton meets Iowa 175, with which it forms a wrong-way concurrency, as eastbound Iowa 141 goes the same direction as westbound Iowa 175. They separate and Iowa 141 continues southeast before going south into Ute, where it meets Iowa 183. At Ute, it turns east and passes through Charter Oak before meeting U.S. Highway 59 (US 59) northwest of Denison. While in Denison, it meets Iowa 39 and has another wrong-way concurrency with westbound US 30. South of Denison, US 59 and Iowa 141 separate.

Iowa 4/Iowa 141 overlap ends near Jamaica

Iowa 141 turns east and passes through Aspinwall and Manning before meeting US 71 south of Templeton. Iowa 141 and US 71 run concurrently for 3 miles (4.8 km) before separating west of Dedham. It continues east, bypasses Dedham and turns southeast briefly before going east to go through Coon Rapids After another brief southeasterly turn, it goes east and passes through Bayard, where it meets Iowa 25. They run together for 3 miles (4.8 km), then separate. After passing through Bagley, Iowa 141 meets Iowa 4, with which it briefly runs concurrent. After passing south of Jamaica and Dawson, it meets Iowa 144 in Perry and the highway turns into an expressway, which it will be for the rest of its length.

Looking south at Iowa 141 from the Iowa 415 exit

After passing through Perry, Iowa 141 continues east and meets US 169 near Bouton. Near Woodward, it meets Iowa 210 and turns southeast to go towards the Des Moines area. At Granger, it meets Iowa 17 and shortly thereafter meets Iowa 415, where it then turns south. It then passes through Grimes and meets Iowa 44. It then enters Urbandale and quickly ends at an interchange with I-35 / I-80.


Iowa 141 originally ran from Sioux City to Denison but was extended to the Des Moines area in 1941. In 1961, the highway was realigned so that it no longer entered Sioux City. The new segment went west from Smithland to Sloan, while the original segment from Smithland to Sioux City was designated as Iowa 982. Between 1975 and 1977, Iowa 141 was upgraded to a freeway between Perry and I-35 / I-80.

Major intersections

WoodburySloan Township0.0000.000
I-29 / CR K42 west – Council Bluffs, Sioux City
Exit 127 on I-29; road continues as CR K42

Iowa 31 north / CR L12 south (Hickory Street) – Anthon, Rodney
Iowa 175 east – Danbury
Western end of Iowa 175 overlap
Iowa 175 west (Front Street) – Castana
Eastern end of Iowa 175 overlap
Iowa 183 south (Monona Avenue) – Soldier
township line
US 59 north – Schleswig, Ida Grove
Western end of US 59 overlap
Iowa 39 north – Odebolt
US 30 east (4th Street) – Carroll
Western end of US 30 overlap
US 30 west – Dunlap
Eastern end of US 30 overlap
Washington Township62.983101.361
US 59 south – Harlan
Eastern end of US 59 overlap
CarrollEden Township83.947135.100

US 71 south / CR N18 north – Templeton, Audubon
Western end of US 71 overlap
US 71 north – Carroll
Eastern end of US 71 overlap
Iowa 25 north – Scranton
Western end of Iowa 25 overlap
Dodge Township108.225174.171
Iowa 25 south – Guthrie Center
Eastern end of Iowa 25 overlap
Richland Township114.728184.637
Iowa 4 north – Jefferson
Western end of Iowa 4 overlap
Iowa 4 south – Panora
Eastern end of Iowa 4 overlap

Iowa 144 north / CR P58 south – Rippey
Beaver Township132.947213.957132 US 169 – Ogden, Adel
Iowa 210 east – Woodward, Woodward Resource Center
Des Moines Township140.174225.588

CR R22 south (T Avenue) to Iowa 44
county line
Iowa 17 north – Madrid, Boone
PolkJefferson Township148.977239.755148
Iowa 415 south (NW Saylorville Drive) – Polk City
Iowa 44 west – Grimes, Saylorville Lake
Urbandale155.362250.031 I-35 / I-80 – Council Bluffs, Davenport, Kansas City, MinneapolisExit 127 on I-35 / I-80; road continues southeast as Urbandale Drive
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

External links


  1. ^ a b 2009 Volume of Traffic on the Primary Road System of Iowa (PDF) (Report). Iowa Department of Transportation. January 1, 2009. Retrieved January 19, 2011.