US Route 275 runs north-south in southwestern Iowa, and cuts west into Omaha, Nebraska. Hamburg is a small town in the southwestern corner of Iowa, where Interstate 29 and US Route 275 cross north into Iowa from Missouri. US Route 275's entry into Iowa from Missouri is about a mile east of Interstate 29, just to the south of Hamburg, where Iowa Route 333 provides the short east-west connection between those two highways. From Hamburg, US Route 275 runs north to US Route 34, which it joins westward. At US Route 34's junction with Interstate 29, US Route 275 jumps onto Interstate 29 northbound. As Interstate 29 reaches Council Bluffs, US Route 275 leaves it onto a new concurrency with Iowa Route 92 westward. That concurrency continues across the Missouri River into Omaha, Nebraska (though Iowa Route 92 becomes Nebraska Route 92). From the merging with US Route 34 to the west side of Omaha, Nebraska, US Route 275 fails to be its own independent route at any point; thus, US Route 275 is virtually two different routes joined by a long chain of concurrencies.
My photo of US Route 275 shows a sign assembly appearing as a southbound reassurance marker; however, the sign faces west for traffic going eastward away from the junction with Iowa Route 333. The site where I took this photo is the junction of US Route 275 at Iowa Route 333 in Hamburg, in Iowa's extreme southwestern reaches. US Route 275 jogs easterly for about a mile before turning southerly again to cross the state border into Missouri, so the aperture faces east here. Interstate 29 lies a mile or two to the west. This photo was taken in October 2021, as part of my trip across southern and western Iowa. Back to the Iowa main page. Back to the home page.