IDOT’s 2014 paper, electronic state map available
AMES — The Iowa Department of Transportation has just released the 2014 Iowa Transportation Map in the standard fold-out paper form, and 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 codes that can be scanned with a QR reader on a smartphone or other mobile device. Download a free QR application from the 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: 511ia.org.
Copies of the 2014 map are available at the IDOT’s 19 driver’s license stations, county treasurer’s offices, all six IDOT 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 traveliowa.com.
An electronic version of the map, accompanied by an assortment of city detail maps, is available online at iowadot.gov/maps by selecting the “Transportation Map” link. Information for a mobile device map viewing app is available there as well.