NORTH End: Stop sign, IA 3 and L14, near Remsen, Plymouth County

Facing north on 140

The building in the northwest corner of this intersection was built in the second half of the decade.

Facing north on 140

Facing east on 3

On IA 3 at both IA 140 and IA 143, the junction sign with the county road also has an ahead-and-turn arrow for the state highway.

Facing east on 3

Facing west on 3

Facing west on 3

There are two school districts in the Remsen area: Remsen-Union and St. Mary's of Remsen.

As with the south end of IA 143 on 3, the county road LGS gives a different distance for a town.

SOUTH End: 4-way stop, US 20 and K64, Moville, Woodbury County

Facing south on 140

Facing south on 140

Facing east on 20

Neil writes, "The intersection is on the other side of the Little Sioux River. Note that Co. K64 is signed with a double arrow; it diverges from IA 140 north of Moville, and heads toward Oyens, LeMars, and Orange City. IA 140, on the other hand, follows the Little Sioux toward Kingsley and Remsen." Neil's picture from 2002 included a "20 ^" near the river sign.

Facing east on 20

Photo by Neil Bratney

This is the only four-way stop for US 20 in the entire state. Eastbound 20 stops as it leaves the Sioux City bypass, each direction of 20 has a stop sign when it meets US 71, and there are three stoplights in Sac City - and that is the entirety of stops or potential stops for 20 in Iowa outside of Dubuque.

Facing east on 20

Facing west on 20

Facing west on 20

The longest extent for IA 140 was 1964-66, when it ran from Remsen to IA 141 at Hornick. (Prior to 141's realignment it also went west to Sloan.) Its shortest extent was 1966-80, when it only ran 9 miles from Moville to Kingsley (and also served as the west end of IA 243 to Pierson).

With two exceptions, the first versions of highways 137 to 146 were replacements for numbers taken for the US highway system in 1926. In this case, 140 replaced IA 30.

Eleventh picture by Neil Bratney: 9/20/02

Pictures by me: First, fourth-seventh, and 12th-15th, 7/23/09; second and third, 6/14/04; eighth-tenth, 6/12/05

Page created 5/4/04; last updated 3/10/10

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