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(October 16, 1926-July 1, 2003)

NORTH End: Stop sign/T intersection, IA 2, Wayne County

Facing north on 40, pre-decommissioning

Photo by Ben Prusia

Although a two-digit number, this is not an original spur. It was created after IA 14 was truncated from the Missouri state line and the first IA 40 was replaced by U.S. highways. To get a grasp of what 40 was and what it is now, IA 40 used to be the entire route of what is today US 218 in Iowa (sans bypasses and four-laning and all that).

Facing north on 40, post-decommissioning

Facing west on 2 (2003)

Facing east on 2 (2003)

The "BK" (back) on the mile marker is to denote the shortening of the route when 2 was realigned between about here and US 65. There are many intersections along 2 right by mile markers.

Facing east on 2 (2007)

Facing east on 2 (2007)

SOUTH End: J46/Maple St., Allerton, Wayne County

Facing south on 40

Photo by Ben Prusia

County Road J46 continues east of here, at least. Street Atlas and Mapquest both say J46 comes into Allerton 1/4 mile north of here on Main Street (so there's a secret co-signing) and then heads east out of town on Maple, becoming gravel.

Last seen: 2003

Pictures by me: Second, third, sixth, and seventh, /11/07; fourth and fifth, 6/16/03

Page created 10/8/02; last updated 8/28/07

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