Iowa Route 17 is a north-south highway in central and north-central Iowa, whose latitude lies evenly with the western part of the Des Moines metroplex. The northern end is at US Route 18 about 25 miles south of the Minnesota border, near the town of Wesley. The southern end is at Iowa Route 141 near Granger, just north of Des Moines's western suburbs. Most traffic on Iowa Route 17 meeting the southern terminus will merge onto Iowa Route 141's southbound bend toward Interstates 35 and 80. Iowa Route 17 is the next north-south route west of the Interstate 35 and US Route 69 corridors.
My photo for Iowa Route 17 is the northbound trailblazer, on the leg of the highway that extends north from US Route 20. This leg of highway extending north marks the western end of a concurrency shared by Iowa Route 17 and US Route 20. The signage depicted faces south at the junction, west of Webster City and east of Fort Dodge. I took this photo in May 2022 as part of the last trip dedicated to routesnapping Iowa, focused on north-central Iowa and the Cedar Rapids area. Back to the Iowa main page. Back to the home page.