Missouri Route 73
Missouri Route 73 is a short state highway in southwest Missouri. It runs from an intersection with U.S. Route 65 in the northern part of Buffalo in Dallas County to U.S. Route 54 near Macks Creek in Camden County. The route is two lanes for its entire length.
|Maintained by MoDOT|
|Length||20.034 mi (32.242 km)|
|South end||US 65 in Buffalo|
|North end||US 54 near Macks Creek|
Route 73 begins at U.S. Route 65 in the northern tip of the town of Buffalo in Dallas County. It runs east for a short time before turning to the northeast and intersecting Route DD. The highway heads farther northeast and meets Route 64 in Pumpkin Center. North of the Route 64 intersection, the highway runs through Tunas. In Tunas, Route 73 intersects Routes D and E. Farther northeast, the route meets Route PP before crossing into Camden County.
Before the U.S. Highway system was established, Route 73 was part of Route 15. In 1926, a significant part of Route 15 became U.S. Route 54, including the section that is today Route 73. Sometime between 1932 and 1935, US 54 was realigned to the north (switching places with Route 64), rejoining its old alignment west of Macks Creek. The diagonal section cut off between Buffalo and Macks Creek became Route 73.
|Dallas||Buffalo||0.000||0.000||US 65||Southern terminus|
|1.120||1.802||Route DD||Western terminus of Route DD|
|||6.167||9.925||Route 64 – Louisburg, Lebanon|
|Tunas||13.859||22.304||Route D / Route E – Urbana, Lead Mine||Western terminus of Route E; Eastern terminus of Route D|
|||15.775||25.387||Route PP||Eastern terminus of Route PP|
|Camden||||20.034||32.242||US 54 – Preston, Camdenton||Northern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- Missouri Department of Transportation (October 27, 2012). MoDOT HPMAPS (Map). Missouri Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 27, 2012.
- "Google Maps Overview of Route 73". Retrieved October 28, 2012.
- "NHS Map of Missouri" (PDF). Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved October 28, 2012.
- "National Highway System". Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved October 28, 2012.
- Map Showing State Roads and Route Numbers (Map). Missouri State Highway Commission. 1923. Retrieved October 13, 2007.[permanent dead link]
- Map Showing State Roads and Route Numbers (Map). Missouri State Highway Commission. 1927. Retrieved October 13, 2007.[permanent dead link]
- Weekly Detour Map (Map). Missouri State Highway Commission. 1935. Retrieved October 13, 2007.[permanent dead link]