- List of Missouri highways
State highways in Missouri were first designated in
1922and Missouri's system was used (along with Wisconsin's) as a plan for the entire U.S. Highway systemwhich was created in 1926.Fact|date=February 2007 In Missouri, odd-numbered highways run north-south and even-numbered highways run east-west (with a few exceptions, such as Route 112). Missouri also maintains a secondary set of roads, supplemental routes, which are lettered rather than numbered.
Missouri has also changed highway designations with a US highway or an interstate with the same number is designated through the state (Route 40 was redesignated Route 14 to avoid duplicating numbers with U.S. Route 40 which also passes through the state).
In some states (such as
Arkansas), highways are not allowed to be continuous. Missouri overlaps highways in order to maintain continuity.
Missouri Department of Transportationroutinely uses the term "Route" in reference to the names of the roads. However, Missouri statutes define them as "State Highways". Missourians use the term 'Route' and 'Highway' when referring to a state road. Older generations refer to all roads as 'Highway' XX, I-70 or State Route 35 would be called Highway 70 and Highway 35. Fact|date=April 2008 Or|date=April 2008 Younger generations are starting to refer to the types of roads, like I-70 and State Route 35.Fact|date=April 2008 Or|date=April 2008
Missouri State Highways
The following is a list of state highways in Missouri.
State highways in Missouriare the responsibility of the Missouri Department of Transportation.
Missouri Routes 1-199
In addition, the following has been proposed with an extension further into Missouri.
Missouri Supplemental Route
*U.S. Route 71 Alternate
*U.S. Route 71 Business in Joplin
U.S. Route 66 in Missouri
* [http://www.modot.gov/ Missouri Department of Transportation website]
* [http://maps.modot.mo.gov/travelerinformation/TravelerInformation.aspx Official MoDOT Travel Information Map]
* [http://www.modot.org/newsandinfo/publications/2004Map.htm Official Missouri road maps (large files, requires Adobe acrobat)]
* [http://www.kcscout.net/ Kansas City Scout Getting You There]
* [http://www.gatewayguide.com/ St. Louis Metro area intelligent transportation program website]
* [http://mdo20.0catch.com/route/mo/mosign.html Road Signs of Missouri]
* [http://www.cosmos-monitor.com/road/mo/ Missouri Highways (unofficial)]
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