Route 9 is a highway in the Kansas City, Missouri area. Its northern terminus is at Interstate 29/U.S. Route 71 in Kansas City North; its southern terminus is at Interstate 35/Interstate 70/U.S. Route 24/U.S. Route 40 in downtown Kansas City. Even though both termini are in Kansas City, it passes through other towns and cities. It is carried across the Missouri River by the Heart of America Bridge between downtown Kansas City, Missouri and North Kansas City, MO. In North Kansas City, the highway serves as a main thoroughfare, Burlington Street.

Route 9 marker

Route 9
Route information
Maintained by MoDOT
Length15 mi (24 km)
Major junctions
North endI-29.svgUS 71.svg I-29/US 71 in Kansas City
South endI-35.svgI-70.svgUS 24.svgUS 40.svg I-35/I-70/US 24/US 40 in Kansas City
Highway system
Route 8Route 10


Route 9 was created in 1922 as Route 59 and was renumbered in the early 1930s when US 59 entered Missouri.

Junction listEdit

JacksonKansas CityHeart of America Bridge continues beyond southern terminus
     I-35 / I-70 / US 24 / US 40Southern terminus; I-35/I-70 exit 2E; US-40 is unsigned
3rd StreetInterchange; southbound exit and northbound entrance
Missouri RiverNorth end of Heart of America Bridge
ClayNorth Kansas City  Route 283 north (Oak Trafficway)
Kansas City  US 169 north (Arrowhead Trafficway) – SmithvilleSouth end of freeway; northbound exit and southbound entrance; SB access to US 169 north via U-turn
  US 169 south (Arrowhead Trafficway) – Smithville, Charles B. Wheeler Downtown AirportSouthbound exit and northbound entrance; NB access to US 169 south via next exit
  Route 9 south – North Kansas CityNorthbound left exit and southbound left entrance; provides access to Route 9 south for travelers coming from US 169 north
Briarcliff Parkway
PlatteRiverside  US 69 north (Riverway Parkway)Southbound exit and northbound entrance; south end of US 69 overlap
   US 69 south / I-635 – KansasI-635 exit 11; north end of freeway; north end of US 69 overlap
Parkville  Route 45 (Tom Watson Parkway)
Kansas City   I-29 / US 71Northern terminus; I-29 exit 8; road continues east as Barry Road
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi