Iowa Route 316 is a very short spur from Iowa Route 5 into Runnells, Iowa. The southern end of Iowa Route 316 is along Iowa Route 5 just east of Des Moines. From there, Iowa Route 316 performs no other function besides connecting that southern endpoint to Runnells, Iowa. The northern end bends westerly, and the northern end marker appears next to a sign welcoming travelers to Runnells. That's really all there is to Iowa Route 316, which is about six miles long.
My photo for Iowa Route 316 signage shows the eastbound guide marker along Iowa Route 5. The southern end of Iowa Route 316 is the intersection shown in this photo. The signage here shows eastbound traffic where to turn if they want to access Iowa Route 316. This photo was taken on a rainy morning in October 2021, along the last leg of my trip across southern and western Iowa. Back to the Iowa main page. Back to the home page.