Iowa Route 60 is a northwest-southwest expressway, clipping through northwestern Iowa to form part of a longer expressway corridor from Minnesota's Twin Cities to Sioux City, Iowa. That longer expressway corridor begins in Sioux City, carrying part of the US Route 75 designation. At Le Mars, US Route 75 exits onto a north-south surface highway, and Iowa Route 60 is born to continue along the northeasterly expressway. At Bigelow, Minnesota, Iowa Route 60 crosses the state border to become Minnesota Route 60, which continues to Mankato, Minnesota. The remainder of the expressway to the Twin Cities is comprised of US Route 169. With respect to Iowa Route 60 specifically, though, the northern end of Iowa Route 60 is the Minnesota border at Bigelow, Minnesota, and the southern end is the interchange with US Route 75 in Le Mars, Iowa. All of Iowa Route 60 is an expressway, with interchanges leading to the other state-maintained highways it crosses.
My photo for Iowa Route 60 comes from the junction with Iowa Route 9, which is a diamond interchange near Sibley, Iowa. The signage depicted faces east for westbound traffic on Iowa Route 9 looking for the onramp to Iowa Route 60 southbound. However, I am standing near the offramp to Iowa Route 60 northbound, which sat right behind me as I took this photo. This photo came from the September 2019 trip across northern Iowa. Back to the Iowa main page. Back to the home page.