Interstate 235 is the freeway for accessing downtown Des Moines, Iowa. The Interstate highways in Des Moines form a rectangle that's four miles from north to south and ten miles from west to east; Interstates 35 and 80 extend outward from the northeast and southwest corners of the rectangle. Interstate 35 and Interstate 80 join together to flank the northern and western sides of Des Moines, along the northern and western lines of the rectangle. Interstate 235 forms the southern and eastern lines of the rectangle, serving downtown Des Moines, which sits near the southeast corner of the rectangle. As the rectangle is 10 miles long by 4 miles tall, Interstate 235 is 14 miles long.
For now, I'll just include a couple of photos of Interstate 235. But I will soon get some more photos from the Interstates in Iowa so I can provide full exit lists for everyone. Those exit lists will have a photo for every exit. In the meantime, enjoy a short reel of photos.
First of all, though, here is the photo showing where I got my shield image for Interstate 235. The photo shows signage seen by travelers moving west on the portion of US Route 6 passing through an interchange with the north-south piece of Interstate 235. The first onramp that these travelers can access is off to the right just ahead, and it leads to Interstate 235 north. As this interchange, north of downtown Des Moines, lies just south of Interstates 35 and 80, it's fitting to include a guide sign to those other nearby Interstate highways, too. This photo was taken in September 2019, on the way home from my trip across northern Iowa (the outbound trip went across northern Iowa, and the return trip headed southeast to Des Moines).