One of the state’s most popular publications is now available. The 2005 state map is in welcome centers, rest areas and D-O-T facilities statewide. D-O-T transportation planner Mark Hansen says one-point-eight million maps were printed this year, about the same as last year, though the map itself is quite different. Hansen says “We had 480 changes to the map this year, everything from population changes to adding new roads.” The map includes the new four-lane portion of U.S. 151 in Jones and Dubuque counties, bypasses at Alton, Eddyville, Le Grand, Monticello and Mount Pleasant, and new red symbolization for the federally recognized National Highway System. Hansen says there are roughly 12-hundred towns and cities on the map. No towns were removed and a couple were added that’ve never been on the state map before.Three new unincorporated places were added at the request of those communities: Holbrook in Iowa County, Linby in Jefferson County and Hanover in Buena Vista County. The map also shows the major streets in the state’s 16 largest cities, airports, rail lines, and there’s a chart to find mileage between selected Iowa cities. Hansen says computer users can access the new map 24-seven.Go online at “iowadotmaps.com” for state, county and city maps. You can also call 800-345-IOWA to order a map by mail.
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