- Interstate 29
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Kansas City, MO
Council Bluffs, IA
Sioux Falls, SD
terminus_b=Jct|state=ND|US|81 / PTH 29 at Canadian border to PTH 75 near
Interstate 29 (I-29) is an
interstate highwayin the Midwestern United States. I-29 runs from Kansas City, Missouri, at a junction with Interstate 35and Interstate 70to the Canadian border near Pembina, North Dakota, where it connects with Manitoba Highway 75via the short Manitoba Highway 29.cite web|publisher= Google Maps|url=http://www.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=14065091890558145469,39.107041,-94.569071%3B11201046276462552396,49.000265,-97.237218&saddr=I-35+N%2FUS-71+N+%4039.107041,+-94.569071&daddr=49.000408,-97.237244&mra=dme&mrcr=0&mrsp=1&sz=16&sll=49.000478,-97.233703&sspn=0.006363,0.01442&ie=UTF8&ll=45.058001,-95.888672&spn=14.031063,29.53125&z=5|title=Overview Map of I-29|accessdate=2008-02-15]
Near its southern terminus, I-29 is concurrent with I-35 and
U.S. Route 71. The interstate diverts from U.S. 71 just north of St. Joseph and follows a sparsely populated corridor along the Missouri Riverto Council Bluffs. During the design phase there was an alternative sending the route further along U.S. 71 through the bigger towns of Maryville, Missouriand Clarinda, Iowa. During the Great Flood of 1993the Missouri River flooded this section and traffic was rerouted to U.S. 71 through Maryville and Clarinda.
Almost all of I-29 in Missouri is an area called the
Platte Purchasethat was not originally part of Missouri when it entered the union.
Interstate 29 begins in Iowa near Hamburg. It goes northwest to an interchange with
Iowa Highway 2, then goes north until Council Bluffs. In Council Bluffs, it runs concurrent with Interstate 80. It winds its way along the western and northern edges of Council Bluffs after separating from I-80. North of Council Bluffs, I-29 runs concurrent with Interstate 680 between Exits 61 and 71. After Interstate 680 separates, I-29 continues on a northwesterly path toward Sioux City. At Sioux City, Interstate 129spurs off of I-29 to go west toward South Sioux City, Nebraska. After continuing toward downtown Sioux City on a northerly route, I-29 turns west and enters South Dakota.
Interstate 29 enters South Dakota at North Sioux City by crossing over the
Big Sioux River. It runs northwest until its interchange with South Dakota Highway 50near Vermillion, where it turns north. The highway alignment is due north until just before Sioux Falls. In the Sioux Falls area, I-29 serves the western part of Sioux Falls while I-229 spurs off and serves eastern Sioux Falls. In northwestern Sioux Falls, I-29 meets Interstate 90. After that, it continues north past Brookings and an intersection with US 14. At the intersection with South Dakota Highway 28, I-29 turns northwest toward Watertown. After Watertown, the highway continues north into North Dakota.
Interstate 29 enters North Dakota from the south, near
Hankinson. At Fargo, it meets Interstate 94and continues north along the Red River toward Grand Forks. At its northern terminus, I-29 enters Canadaand becomes Manitoba Highway 75which leads to Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The portion from
Fargo, North Dakotato the Canadian border was originally considered for designation as Interstate 31 in 1957 for present-day I-29.cite map | publisher = American Association of State Highway Officials | title = Official Route Numbering for the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways| year=1957] No freeway was initially planned south of Fargo. However, it was subsequently decided in 1958 to connect I-29 and I-31 between Sioux Falls and Fargo. The entire freeway was then built and numbered as I-29.cite map | publisher = American Association of State Highway Officials | title = Official Route Numbering for the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways| year=1958]
*Interstate 29 Business in
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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