Interstate 380 and 480 in Iowa


Get started Iowa City
End waterloo
Length 73 mi
Length 118 km
0 → Des Moines / Davenport4 North Liberty

10 Swisher

13 Ely

16 Marshall Town

17 33rd Avenue

18 Wilson Avenue

19 Downtown Cedar Rapids

20 1st Street

21 H Avenue

22 29th Street

23 42nd Street

24 Collins Road

25 Boyson Road

28 Toddville

35 Center Point

41 Urbana

43 Vinton

49 Brandon

55 Jesus

62 Gilbertville

65 → Dubuque

66 Raymond

68 Elk Run Heights

70 Evansdale

71 Cedar Falls

72 Waterloo

Interstate 380 or I -380 is an Interstate Highway in the U.S. state of Iowa. The freeway forms a north-south connection in the east of the state, from Interstate 80 at Iowa City, through the larger city of Cedar Rapids, to US 20 at Waterloo. The route is 118 kilometers long.

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Travel directions

I-380 at Waterloo.

I-380 through Cedar Rapids.

Highway US 218 becomes Interstate 380 at Iowa City at the interchange with Interstate 80, the highway from Des Moines to Chicago. Just north of this, it crosses the Iowa River. Soon you reach the town of Cedar Rapids, which has a population of 124,000. Here one crosses the US 30, which is temporarily a highway. US 30 runs from Marshalltown to Clinton on the Illinois border. I-380 then runs elevated through downtown Cedar Rapids, and was one of the few dry points during the region’s major floods of 2008. One then crosses the River Cedar, passing the small business center of the city, which has some high-rise buildings. 2×3 lanes are available through the center. You then leave the city and return to the flat countryside. I-380 turns northwest here. No places of interest are encountered until US 20, and I-380 ends at US 20, which runs from Waterloo to Dubuque.

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I-380 was built a little later than most other Interstate Highways in Iowa. Cedar Rapids is the largest city that is not on a main route of an Interstate Highway. The first section of the highway opened in 1973 between I-80 at Iowa City and East Iowa Airport. In 1976 it was extended into Cedar Rapids, and in 1979 the downtown section opened, including the bridge over the Cedar River. In 1981 and 1983 it was extended northwardly by Cedar Rapids, but most of it opened in 1985 between Cedar Rapids and Waterloo.

Opening history

From Unpleasant Length Date
exit 0 Exit 10 16 km 19-09-1973
Exit 10 Exit 19 14 km 1976
Exit 19 Exit 21 3 km 00-06-1979
Exit 21 Exit 22 2 km 00-1x-1981
Exit 22 Exit 24 3 km 00-00-1983
Exit 24 Exit 72 77 km 12-09-1985

Traffic intensities

Location 2014
exit 0 49,900
Exit 4 North Liberty 51,700
Exit 10 Shueyville 55,600
Exit 13 Eastern Iowa Airport 56,800
Exit 16 63,700
Exit 18 Wilson Avenue 74,500
Exit 19 Downtown Cedar Rapids 59,900
Exit 19B Business Route US 155 70,000
Exit 20B Downtown Cedar Rapids 86,900
Exit 22 32nd Street 74,200
Exit 24 SR-100 42,800
Exit 25 Boyson Road 31,900
Exit 28 Toddville 26.100
Exit 35 Center Point 22,200
Exit 43 Urbana (IA-150) 16,200
Exit 62 Gilbertville 15,400
Exit 65 (East) 27,900
Exit 68 Evansdale Drive 33,400
Exit 70 River Forest Road 40,900
Exit 71 (west) 25,600
Exit 72 San Marnan Drive 25,200

Interstate 480 in Nebraska

Get started omaha
End Council Bluffs
Length 5 mi
Length 8 km
0 → Lincoln / Des Moines1A Martha Street

1B Leavenworth Street

2A Harney Street

2B 30th Street

2C Omaha

2D Capitol Avenue

3 14th Street

4 Dodge Street

Missouri River

→ Kansas City / Sioux City

Interstate 480 or I -480 is an Interstate Highway in the U.S. state of Nebraska, and a minimal portion in the state of Iowa. The highway forms a semicircle around downtown Omaha, the largest city in the state. The highway is 8 kilometers long.

Travel directions

The highway begins south of downtown Omaha at Interstate 80, the highway from Lincoln to Des Moines. Interstate 80 is one of the most important transportation axes in the United States. I-480 has 2×4 lanes here as the highway heads north. At the height of the center the highway is below ground level, and there are 2×3 lanes available for traffic. The highway then curves east, while US 75 continues straight north. One then crosses the Missouri River in 2×2 lanes to the state of Iowa. Shortly thereafter, I-480 ends in Council Bluffs on Interstate 29, the Kansas City highwayto Sioux Falls.


The construction of the highway did not go without a fight, in the 1960s there was a lot of resistance to it. The highway was completed in 1966. There are plans to extend I-480 southwards over existing US 75 and then cross the Missouri River south of Omaha. The interchange with US 75 is also currently being modernized, which was completed in 2009.

Opening history

From Unpleasant Length Date
exit 0 Exit 1B 2 km 1961
Exit 1B Exit 5 6 km 21-11-1966

Traffic intensities

The section between I-80 and US 75 is the busiest, west of downtown with 109,300 vehicles per day. Along the north side of downtown, 50,500 vehicles cross the Iowa border every day.

Interstate 480 in Nebraska

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