06. Isn’t Highway 169 a major commercial truck corridor and doesn’t it have a special designation as such?
- Highway 169 does not have any special designation for truck traffic set by the Iowa DOT.
- Highway 169 is not designated by Iowa DOT as part of the Commercial and Industrial Network (CIN): Designated road system of primary highways that connect the state’s regional growth areas and carry a significant amount of the state’s commercial traffic; the CIN does not include the interstate system.
While Highway 169 through Adel is used by many commercial trucks (semi trucks, straight trucks, buses, garbage trucks, dump trucks, etc.), traffic counts do not show that it is larger than any comparable highway.
Current data (from 2016) from the Iowa DOT shows that daily traffic counts: (Note: On a mobile device you may need to turn your device to landscape (sideways) to view this table in full.)
|Location||Total Vehicle||Commercial Trucks||Comm. Truck % of Total|
|Highway 169 between Adel and DeSoto||6100||460||7.5%|
|Highway 44 between Dallas Center and Grimes||6200||550||11.3%|
|Highway 6 between Adel and Waukee||12500||700||5.6%|
|Highway 30 coming into 10th Av. Roundabout in Mt. Vernon||13500||1290||9.6%|
Note: Updated traffic counts currently being performed along this corridor in Adel. Numbers will be added when available.