U.S. Route 54 in Missouri

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U.S. Route 54 (US 54) in Missouri is a west-east highway that starts from the Kansas state line in Nevada to the Illinois state line in Louisiana.

U.S. Route 54 marker

U.S. Route 54
Route information
Maintained by MoDOT
Length279 mi[1] (449 km)
Existed1927[2]–present
Major junctions
West end US-54 at the Kansas state line
  I-49 in Nevada

US 50 / US 63 in Jefferson City
I-70 in Kingdom City

US 61 in Bowling Green
East end US 54 at the Illinois state line
Location
CountiesVernon, Cedar, St. Clair, Hickory, Camden, Miller, Cole, Callaway, Audrain, Ralls, Pike
Highway system
Route 53I-55

Route descriptionEdit

 
Jefferson City Bridge

In Missouri, US 54 runs from the southwest portion of the state to the northeast. It is a major conduit through the Ozarks and is the primary access road to Pomme de Terre Lake and Lake of the Ozarks. After entering the state it passes through Nevada, El Dorado Springs, Hermitage, crossing Lake of the Ozarks the first time just north of Ha Ha Tonka State Park. It passes through Camdenton and crosses the lake a second time on the Grand Glaize Bridge at Osage Beach before bypassing Eldon and going through Jefferson City, where it crosses the Missouri River via the Jefferson City Bridge and briefly overlaps US 63. Just north of the bridge, it splits passing through Fulton, crossing I-70 and US 40 at Kingdom City, bypassing Mexico, sharing a concurrency with Route 19 through Laddonia, passing just north of Vandalia, and ultimately crossing the Mississippi River via the Champ Clark Bridge into Illinois at Louisiana.

HistoryEdit

US 54 was originally formed in Missouri after changing from US 26, however the routing went from Cedar County to Polk County, then Dallas County, then into Camden County. In 1932, the highway was rerouted into Saint Clair County and then Hickory County, and paved over.[2]

Junction listEdit

All exits are unnumbered.

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Kansas state line0.00.0  US-54 continues west into Kansas
VernonCoal Township  Route T – Swart
Deerfield  Route H – Richards
Deerfield Township  Route 43 – Moundville, Bronaugh
Nevada  Route BB
  Route K
   I-49 / US 71 – Joplin, Kansas CityI-49 exit 102A
   – Nevada Municipal Airport
Walker Township  Route C – Walker
Clear Creek Township  Route K – Nevada
  Route AA – Schell City
CedarBox Township  Route HH – Virgil City
El Dorado Springs  Route 82 – Roscoe
  Route 32 – Stockton
   – El Dorado Springs Memorial Airport
Cedar Township   Route 39 / Route DD – Stockton
Saint ClairRoscoe Township  Route K
Washington Township  Route V – Vista
  Route J – Stockton
Collins  Route 13 – Humansville, Osceola
HickoryWeaubleau  Route 123 – Humansville
Weaubleau Township  Route H
Montgomery Township  Route AA
  Route 83 – WarsawWestern end of Route 83 concurrency
Wheatland   Route 83 / Route B – BolivarEastern end of Route 83 concurrency
Hermitage  Route 254 – Galmey
Center Township  Route U – Cross Timbers
Preston  Route D
  US 65 – Sedalia, Springfield
Stark Township  Route F
CamdenBranch  Route 73 – Tunas, Buffalo
Macks Creek  Route NN – Climax Springs
Russell Township  Route J
Niangua Township  Route D – Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Eldridge
Camdenton 
  Route 5 Bus.
   Route 5 / Route 7 – Decaturville, Montreal, Greenview, LebanonInterchange
Linn Creek  Route V – Hugo
Osage Township  Route A – Richland
  Route YInterchange
Osage Beach   Route KK – Grand Glaize-Osage Beach AirportInterchange; west end of freeway
  Nichols Road – Lake of the Ozarks General Hospital
Case Road
Osage Beach Parkway / Jefferies RoadNo westbound entrance
Grand Glaize Bridge over the Lake of the Ozarks
Osage Beach Parkway / Passover Road
  To Route 134 / Osage Beach ParkwayInterchange; east end of freeway
MillerGlaze Township  Route 242 – Lake OzarkInterchange
Lakeside 
  US 54 Bus. south – Lake Ozark
Franklin Township  
   US 54 Bus. north (Aurora Street) / Route 52 – Eldon, Barnett, Tuscumbia, Versailles
Interchange
Eldon   Route 87 north / Route M – CaliforniaInterchange
 
  US 54 Bus. south – Eldon
Interchange; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Saline Township  Route AA – Russellville
ColeClark Township  Route 17 south – Eugene, Tuscumbia, Fort Leonard WoodInterchange
  Route D north – Lohman
Brazito  Route E east – Wardsville
Jefferson City   Route 179 north / Route B south – WardsvilleInterchange; west end of freeway
  Route C west (Southwest Boulevard) / Ellis Boulevard
Stadium BoulevardAccess to Lincoln University
  Madison StreetEastbound exit and westbound entrance. Access to Downtown Jefferson City and Capital Region Medical Center
 
  US 50 Bus. (Missouri Boulevard)
Access to Missouri State Capitol
   US 50 / US 63 south (Rex M. Whitton Expressway) – Kansas City, Saint Louis, SedaliaWestern end of US 63 concurrency
McCarty StreetWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
West Main Street — Missouri State CapitolWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
Bridge over the Missouri River
ColeCallaway
county line
   Route W (Cedar City Road) / Airport RoadAccess to Jefferson City Memorial Airport
Callaway   US 63 north / Route 94 east – Columbia, MokaneEastern end of US 63 concurrency
Summit TownshipSouth Summit Drive / Riviera Heights RoadEastbound exit and westbound entrance
Holts SummitEast Center Street
East Simon Boulevard
Cedar Township  Route TT
New Bloomfield   Route J (Redwood Drive) / CR 436 – GuthrieInterchange; east end of freeway
East Fulton Township  Route BB – Dixie
Fulton 
   US 54 Bus. / Route H
Interchange
  Route F (Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd) – Historic Downtown FultonInterchange
  Route HH (Westminster Avenue) – Westminster CollegeInterchange
 
  US 54 Bus. south (North Bluff Street)
Interchange; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Kingdom City   I-70 / US 40 – Columbia, Kansas City, Saint LouisI-70 exit 148
Auxvasse   Route B (Harrison Street) / Route E – Montgomery City, HattonInterchange
AudrainSalt River Township  Route HH
 
  US 54 Bus. north – Mexico
Interchange
Vandiver 
  US 54 Bus. south (East Liberty Street) – Mexico
South Fork Township   – Mexico Memorial Airport
Linn Township  Route A – Benton City
  Route B – Rush Hill
   Route 19 / Route BB – Martinsburg, Wellsville, Montgomery CityWestern end of Route 19 concurrency
Laddonia  Route K
Prairie Township   Route 19 / Route J – Perry, New LondonEastern end of Route 19 concurrency
Farber  Route PP
Vandalia  Route P – Center
   Route F / Route W
PikeSpencer Township  Route 154 – Perry, Paris
Curryville   Route E / Route M
Cuivre Township 
  US 54 Bus. – Bowling Green
Bowling Green  
   US 61 to US 61 Bus. – Hannibal, Saint Louis
Tarrants 
  US 54 Bus. – Bowling Green
Buffalo Township  Route UU – Bowling Green
Louisiana  Route 79 – HannibalWestern end of Route 79 concurrency
  Route 79 – ClarksvilleEastern end of Route 79 concurrency
Mississippi River  US 54 continues east via the Champ Clark Bridge into Illinois
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Google (January 18, 2016). "Overview Map of U.S. Route 54 in Missouri" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Hwy 54 History | Discover More on Route 54". Retrieved January 23, 2016.

External linksEdit

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