Iowa Highway 330

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Iowa Highway 330

Iowa 330 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by Iowa DOT
Length47.748 mi[1] (76.843 km)
Major junctions
West end I-80 / US 6 / US 65 in Altoona
Major intersections
East end Iowa 14 near Albion
CountryUnited States
Highway system
Iowa 316 Iowa 333

Iowa Highway 330 (Iowa 330) is a 47-mile-long (76 km) state highway that runs northeasterly from Altoona past Albion, to just north of Marshalltown in Marshall County. Originally the two-lane, unpaved road was numbered Iowa 88. It became part of Iowa 64 in the 1903s and it received its current route number in 1969. Iowa 330 is mostly a four-lane, divided expressway along much of its length. In conjunction with U.S. Route 65 in Iowa (US 65), Iowa 14 and US 20, Iowa 330 is commonly used as a connector between Des Moines and the WaterlooCedar Falls area.

Route description

Iowa 330 and U.S. 65 near Bondurant

Iowa 330 begins at an interchange with Interstate 80 (I-80), U.S. Highway 6 (US 6), and US 65 in Altoona. The I-80 freeway runs east–west; US 6 comes up from the southwest along Hubbell Avenue and joins eastbound I-80 while US 65 exits eastbound I-80 and turns onto Hubbell heading northeast. For the first 14 miles (23 km) of its routing, Iowa 330 shares the same roadway with US 65. The two routes head northeast on a four-lane expressway through Bondurant and into rural Polk County. In the northeastern corner of Polk County, the roadway breaks from its northeastern path to curve around the Engeldinger Marsh.[2] The routes enter Jasper County and turn back to the northeast.

North end of Iowa 330 and US 65 overlap at junction with Iowa 117

US 65 leaves the Iowa 330 expressway at the intersection with Iowa 117 north of Mingo. US 65 and Iowa 117 form the northern and southern branches, respectively, of a crossroad. The expressway portion of Iowa 330 extends on for 20 miles (32 km), passing the communities of Rhodes and Melbourne. It intersects U.S. Highway 30 at a diamond interchange just west of Marshalltown. 1+12 miles (2.4 km) later, now on a two-lane road, Iowa 330 turns north of Albion, bypassing Marshalltown to the west.[1] On the way to Albion, Highway 330 crosses the Union Pacific Railroad main line and the Iowa River.[3] North of Albion, Iowa 330 turns east and travels 4 miles (6.4 km) before ending at Iowa Highway 14.[1]


The highway was originally designated as Highway 330 and paved in the late 1940s. In 1969 the route was extended southwestward from US 30 to its current terminus, replacing part of Iowa 64 (this section was originally Iowa 88). In 1989, it was re-routed to bypass Marshalltown, replacing Iowa Highway 233, a spur route from Iowa 14 to Albion. In 2002, the 20 miles (32 km) between US 65 and US 30 were upgraded to expressway status.

Major intersections

US 6 west (Hubbell Avenue)

I-80 / US 6 east / US 65 south – Des Moines, Davenport
Continuation past I-80 as US 6 westbound; southern end of US 65 overlap
JasperClear Creek Township14.45523.263

US 65 north / Iowa 117 south – Colfax, Iowa Falls
Northern end of US 65 overlap
StoryNo major intersections
MarshallWashington Township34.65755.775 US 30 – Marshalltown, Ames
Taylor Township47.74876.843 Iowa 14 – Marshalltown, Conrad
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c d 2010 Volume of Traffic on the Primary Road System of Iowa (PDF) (Report). Iowa Department of Transportation. January 1, 2010. Retrieved January 15, 2011.
  2. ^ "Engeldinger Marsh". Polk County Conservation. 2012. Retrieved December 20, 2012.
  3. ^ Iowa Department of Transportation (July 1, 2008). "Iowa State Railroad Map" (PDF). Retrieved March 4, 2010.

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