Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa DOT releases 2014 Iowa Transportation Map

Posted on: May 21, 2014

AMES, Iowa – May 21, 2014 – Right now is the perfect time to get out and explore the interesting and sometimes surprising nooks and crannies located along Iowa’s highways and byways. To help you navigate Iowa’s extensive road system, the Iowa Department of Transportation has just released the 2014 Iowa Transportation Map in the standard fold-out paper form, on the Internet, or through a mobile device viewing app. 

The front cover of this year’s map includes pictures of the Great River Bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Burlington, a sunset over Iowa 76 between Waukon and Dorchester, and Interstate 235 in Des Moines with the Iowa Capitol in the background. The back panel includes a welcome message from Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds. 

The map shows all highways, airports, rail lines, lakes, rivers, and major county roads. Detail maps are shown for the state’s 16 largest cities that identify highways, major streets, and city boundaries. The map information also includes a chart to find mileage between select Iowa cities; and an index listing the cities shown on the map, along with their populations and map location.  

In addition to the standard features mentioned, the 2014 map includes two Quick Response (QR) codes that can be scanned with a QR reader on a smartphone or other mobile device. Simply download a free QR application from your device’s online app store. One of the codes provides access to all the websites listed on the printed map, as well as a link to the online version of the map. The other provides a direct link to Iowa’s 511 Travel Information website:   

Copies of the 2014 map are available at the Iowa DOT’s 19 driver's license stations, county treasurer’s offices, all six Iowa DOT district offices, Iowa’s 19 welcome centers, and the state’s rest areas. The map can also be ordered online through the Iowa DOT’s website. 

The Iowa Economic Development Authority’s Iowa Tourism Office also distributes maps to all travelers requesting tourism information online and by phone. To order a free Iowa travel packet that includes the new map and 2014 Iowa Travel Guide, call 800-345-IOWA (4692) or visit 

An electronic version of the map, accompanied by an assortment of city detail maps, is also available online at by selecting the “Transportation Map” link. Information for a mobile device map viewing app is available there as well.   


Contact: Mark Hansen at 515-239-1990 or


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