Iowa Route 415 is a minor route winding through the outlying areas north of Des Moines. The southern end of Iowa Route 415 is at an interchange on the north side of Des Moines, connecting with the freeway home to both Interstates 35 and 80. From this interchange, Iowa Route 415 heads due north into Ankeny, where it turns toward the west at a junction with Iowa Route 160. The new westward course bends northwesterly toward Polk City. This northwestern course is on the northeastern side of Saylorville Lake, a long lake formed by the dammed-up Des Moines River. At Polk City, Iowa Route 415 turns westerly onto a bridge across the river, and this final stretch comes to an end at Iowa Route 141. The interchange at Iowa Route 141 is half a trumpet, half a folded diamond.
My photo of Iowa Route 415 is a reassurance marker posted at the intersection of Iowa Route 415 and Iowa Route 160 in Ankeny. Despite the banner sign reading, "North", the travelers reading this sign are heading west out of the intersection. Iowa Route 415 is overall signed as a north-south route. This photo was taken in February 2016, as I was heading home from Omaha. The route home mainly used Interstate 80, but had a few slight detours, for routesnapping reasons. Back to the Iowa main page. Back to the home page.