Missouri Route 5

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Missouri Route 5 is the longest state highway in Missouri and the only Missouri state highway to traverse the entire state. It is part of a three state, 650 mile highway 5. To the north, it continues into Iowa as Iowa Highway 5 and to the south it enters Arkansas as Highway 5. With only a few exceptions, it is two-lane for its entire length. Business Route 5 serves Milan and Ava.

Route 5 marker

Route 5
Route information
Maintained by MoDOT
Length352.834 mi[1] (567.831 km)
Existed1922–present
Major junctions
South end AR 5 at the Arkansas state line
 
North end Iowa 5 at the Iowa state line
Highway system
Route 3Route 6

Route descriptionEdit

Route 5 begins at the Arkansas state line in Ozark County as a continuation of Arkansas Highway 5. Approximately 8.5 miles (13.7 km) to the north of the state line, Route 5 meets U.S. 160 after which it forms a 6.2 mi (10.0 km) east-west concurrency to the east where it enters Gainesville. After leaving its U.S. 160 concurrency to the north, Route 5 continues northwest for approximately 13.2 mi (21.2 km) before forming a 3.3 mi (5.3 km) north-south wrong-way concurrency with Route 95 into Wasola. Route 5 enters Douglas County 0.6 mi (0.97 km) north of Wasola.[2]

Thirteen miles into Douglas County, Route 5 forms a four-mile north-south concurrency with Route 76 past Ava, and serves the town itself with a business route. Within the northwest part of Ava, the concurrent routes intersect Route 14. After Route 76 leaves the concurrency to the east, Route 5 continues for 10 miles before entering Wright County.

Shortly after entering Wright County, Route 5 forms a one-mile east-west concurrency with U.S. 60 (as a limited-access highway) in Mansfield. After leaving its U.S. 60 concurrency to the north, the route intersects with Route 38 in Hartville 11 miles later, and then continues for 24 miles into Laclede County.

 
Route 5 southbound turns left onto Route 64 (Jefferson Ave) in Lebanon.

In Laclede County, Route 5 passes through Evergreen, intersects I-44, Route 32 and Route 64 in Lebanon, and enters Camden County 16 miles north of Lebanon.

Between Lebanon and Camdenton, the road has been realigned and straightened, and several older alignments are visible. Just south of Camdenton, Route 5 forms an 11-mile north-south concurrency with Route 7 which continues through the town and intersects U.S. Route 54. After Route 7 leaves the concurrency to the west, Route 5 leaves the Ozark Mountains and crosses the Lake of the Ozarks at the Hurricane Deck Bridge, passing through Sunrise Beach shortly before entering Morgan County.

Twenty miles north into Morgan County, Route 5 forms a short east-west concurrency with Route 52 in Versailles. After leaving its Route 52 concurrency to the north, it continues north for 14 miles and enters Tipton, in which the route forms a four-mile east-west concurrency with U.S. 50. Soon after leaving its U.S. 50 concurrency to the north, Route 5 enters Cooper County.

In Cooper County, Route 5 continues north for 20 miles before intersecting I-70 just south of Boonville. Three miles north of I-70, the route enters Boonville and forms a triple concurrency with U.S. 40 and Route 87. All three routes together cross the Missouri River into Howard County.

Immediately after entering Howard County, Route 87 leaves the concurrency to the west, and less than a mile thereafter, U.S. 40 leaves the concurrency to the east. From there, Route 5 continues north to Fayette, in which it forms a nine-mile concurrency with Route 240 that starts with a north-south alignment, but becomes an east-west alignment after intersecting Route 3. Shortly thereafter, Route 240 leaves the concurrency to the south (ultimately heading west), and Route 5 enters Glasgow, after which it returns to a north-south alignment and enters Chariton County.

Thirteen miles to the north of the Chariton County line, Route 5 forms a five-mile east-west concurrency with U.S. 24 and enters Keytesville, where it leaves the concurrency to the north and enters Linn County 21 miles later.

After entering Linn County, Route 5 immediately passes through Marceline and forms a 12-mile east-west concurrency with U.S. 36 (proposed future Interstate 72) past Brookfield, where they intersect Route 11 together. In Laclede, the route leaves the concurrency to the north at its intersection with Route 139, and passes through Linneus before entering Sullivan County.

In Sullivan County, Route 5 forms an eight-mile concurrency with Route 6 as they bypass Milan to the south and east. Business Route 5 serves Milan directly, using an older alignment of the route, and ends north of the town where Route 6 leaves the concurrent bypass to the east. From there, Route 5 enters Putnam County 15 miles later.

In Putnam County, Route 5 forms a brief east-west concurrency with U.S. Route 136 in Unionville. After leaving its U.S. 136 concurrency to the north, the route crosses the Iowa state line and turns into Iowa Highway 5 in Appanoose County.[3]

HistoryEdit

As built in the original 1922 road system, the route is largely unchanged from its first path. Most of the paths bypassed are now business routes through cities.[4]

In the 1950s a section of the route in Wright, Douglas and Ozark counties between Mansfield and Gainesville was straightened and widened. At this time the city of Ava was bypassed and the old route through the center of the town became business Route 5.[5]

Improvements between Lebanon and CamdentonEdit

Beginning in the summer of 2008, MoDOT began a project to convert Route 5 into a "shared four-lane" highway, with continuous passing lanes based on the European 2+1 road model,[6] between Lebanon and Camdenton. A shared four-lane road can be constructed largely within the same footprint as a two-lane road, but allows for alternating passing lanes in each direction. A number of roadways in Europe are built in this way, but Missouri is among the first to do so in the U.S., having first used the method on separate segments of US 63 and Route 37. The project was completed in 2010.[7]

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
Ozark0.0000.000  AR 5 south – Mountain HomeArkansas state line
Gainesville8.59513.832  US 160 west – Isabella, TheodosiaSouthern end of US 160 overlap
10.71117.238  US 160 east – West PlainsNorthern end of US 160 overlap
24.10638.795  Route 95 north – AlmarthaSouthern end of Route 95 overlap
Wasola27.35144.017  Route 95 south – ThornfieldNorthern end of Route 95 overlap
DouglasAva40.12264.570  
   Route 76 west / Route 5 Bus. north – Forsyth
Southern end of Route 76 overlap
41.93567.488  
   Route 14 / Route 5 Bus. south (Northwest 12th Avenue) – Sparta
44.24871.210   Route 76 east / Route B northNorthern end of Route 76 overlap
WrightMansfield54.01386.925 
   US 60 Bus. east / Route B south – Mansfield
Southern end of US 60 Bus. overlap
54.18587.202   US 60 west / Route EE north – SpringfieldInterchange; northern end of US 60 Bus. overlap; southern end of US 60 overlap
55.49389.307  
   US 60 east / US 60 Bus. west – Mountain Grove, Cabool, Mansfield
Interchange; northern end of US 60 overlap
Hartville66.326106.741   Route 38 to Route 95 – Marshfield
LacledeLebanon100.926162.425  Route 32 east – LickingSouthern end of Route 32 overlap
101.147162.780  I-44 – Springfield, Rolla, St. LouisI-44 exit 129; southern end of Route 64 overlap
101.802163.834    BL I-44 / Route 32 west / Historic US 66 (Elm Street)Northern end of Route 32 overlap
102.741165.346  Route 64 west (Jefferson Avenue) – Bennett SpringsNorthern end of Route 64 overlap
Camden124.496200.357  
   Route 7 south / Route 5 Bus. north – Camdenton, Richland
Interchange; southern end of Route 7 overlap
Camdenton126.628203.788  US 54 – Camdenton, Nevada, Osage BeachInterchange
129.095207.758 
  Route 5 Bus. south / Pier 31 Road – Camdenton
Interchange
Greenview134.531216.507  Route 7 north – Climax SpringsNorthern end of Route 7 overlap
MorganLaurie146.159235.220  Route 135 north – Stover
Versailles162.670261.792   Route 52 west / Route W south – StoverSouthern end of Route 52 overlap
165.374266.144   Route 52 east to US 54 – EldonNorthern end of Route 52 overlap
MoniteauTipton179.843289.429   US 50 east / Route B north – Bunceton, CaliforniaSouthern end of US 50 overlap
Morgan184.381296.732  US 50 west – SyracuseNorthern end of US 50 overlap
CooperBoonville204.055328.395   I-70 / US 40 west – Kansas City, ColumbiaI-70 exit 101; southern end of I-70 Bus. / US 40 overlap
205.077330.039  Lewis and Clark Trail west (Sportsman Road)Former US 40 west; southern end of Lewis and Clark Trail overlap
207.132333.347    BL I-70 east / Route 87 south / Lewis and Clark Trail east (Main Street)Northern end of I-70 Bus. / Lewis and Clark Trail overlap; southern end of Route 87 overlap
Missouri River207.866334.528Boonslick Bridge
HowardOld Franklin208.484335.522   Route 87 north / Lewis and Clark Trail west – Glasgow, Boone's Lick Historic SiteNorthern end of Route 87 overlap; southern end of Lewis and Clark Trail overlap
209.495337.150   US 40 east / Lewis and Clark Trail east – MidwayNorthern end of US 40 / Lewis and Clark Trail overlap
Fayette221.876357.075    Route 240 east to I-70 / US 40Southern end of Route 240 overlap
226.876365.122  Route 3 north – Armstrong
229.658369.599   
  Route 240 Bus. west – Glasgow
233.827376.308   Route 87 south / Lewis and Clark Trail east – BoonvilleSouthern end of Route 87 / Lewis and Clark Trail overlap
Glasgow234.343377.139  Route 240 west – SlaterNorthern end of Route 87 / Route 240 overlap; southern end of Route 240 Bus. overlap
234.839377.937   
  Route 240 Bus. east
Northern end of Route 240 Bus. overlap
Chariton248.214399.462  US 24 east – Salisbury, MoberlySouthern end of US 24 overlap
Keytesville252.994407.154   US 24 west / Lewis and Clark Trail west – Brunswick, CarrolltonNorthern end of US 24 / Lewis and Clark Trail overlap
Linn277.626446.796    
    US 36 east / Route 110 (CKC) east / Route U north – Macon
Interchange; southern end of US 36 / Route 110 overlap
Brookfield284.651458.101  
   US 36 Bus. west / Route 11 – Mendon, Brookfield
Interchange
286.446460.990 
  US 36 Bus. east – Brookfield
Laclede290.193467.020     
    US 36 west / Route 110 (CKC) west / Route 139 – Chillicothe, Sumner
Northern end of US 36 / Route 110 overlap
Sullivan316.782509.811  Route 6 west – TrentonSouthern end of Route 6 overlap
319.953514.914 
  Route 5 Bus. north – Milan
Milan322.653519.260 
  Route 5 Bus. south
322.816519.522  Route 6 east – Green City, KirksvilleNorthern end of Route 6 overlap
Putnam343.843553.362  US 136 west – PrincetonSouthern end of US 136 overlap
Unionville344.399554.256  US 136 east – Business DistrictNorthern end of US 136 overlap
352.834567.831  Iowa 5 north – CentervilleIowa state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Missouri Department of Transportation (November 24, 2019). MoDOT HPMAPS (Map). Missouri Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  2. ^ Ava, Missouri, 30x60 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1985
  3. ^ http://www.modot.org/newsandinfo/publications/documents/Mapfront_2010.pdf
  4. ^ Missouri Highways - 1921 map of Missouri state highways, also see Figure 7 here: http://www.cr.nps.gov/rt66/HistSig/MissouriContext.htm
  5. ^ Ava, Missouri, 30x60 Minute Topographic Map, USGS, 1985; Mountain Grove, Missouri, 30x60 Minute Topographic Map, USGS, 1983; Mansfield, Missouri, 15 Minute Topographic Map, USGS, 1951; Ava, Missouri, 15 Minute Topographic Map, USGS, 1945; Gainesville, Missouri, 15 Minute Topographic Map, USGS, 1940
  6. ^ MoDOT Shared four lane
  7. ^ http://www.modot.mo.gov/central/major_projects/documents/InvitePostcard_Camden5_Oct2010_4WEB.pdf

External linksEdit

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