Bannered routes of U.S. Route 60

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U.S. Route 60 marker

U.S. Route 60
Highway system

U.S. Route 60 has 22 current bannered routes. Of these, 20 are business routes, one bypass route, and one is an alternate route. US 60 has also had one additional business route, an additional bypass route, a temporary route, and one truck route (all now decommissioned). In Versailles and Louisville, Kentucky, there is no nonbannered US 60; both locations have a choice between Bypass and Business US 60.

Tonkawa business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 60 Business
Location: Tonkawa, Oklahoma
Length: 3 mi[1] (5 km)

Business US 60 in Tonkawa begins at an interchange on the north side of Tonkawa. It heads south in a concurrency with U.S. Route 77, then turns east on North Avenue. East of Tonkawa, the route turns back north to reunite with the main route.

The entire route is in Kay County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Tonkawa 0.0 0.0 US-60 / US-77 north Western end of US-77 concurrency; Interchange
1.0 1.6 US-77 south (South Main Street) Eastern end of US-77 concurrency
  3.0 4.8 US-60 / US-77 / US-177 Interchange
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


Ponca City business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 60 Business
Location: Ponca City, Oklahoma

Business US 60 in Ponca City begins at an interchange with US 60 and US 177 (the E. W. Marland Memorial Highway) and continues east down South Avenue. It turns north onto Pine Street, heading into the downtown area, east on Central, and north on Union Street. It turns east again onto Grand Avenue. At 14th Street, it turns south, forming a concurrency with U.S. Route 77. It rejoins the main highway in the southeast part of the city.

Seneca business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 60 Business
Location: Seneca, Missouri

Business US 60 in Seneca begins west of the city in Oklahoma. It follows an old alignment of US 60 into the town, crossing the state line at the city limits. At Route 43, it turns south (and off the old alignment of US 60) back to the main highway.

Neosho business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 60 Business
Location: Neosho, Missouri

Business US 60 in Neosho begins at the intersection of US 60 and Business US 71. The road briefly forms a concurrency with Business US 71, before turning off and heading north on Neosho Boulevard. At Harmony Street, the road begins another concurrency with Route 86. Neosho Boulevard curves east becoming Coler Street, then Business US 60 turns north on College Street (leaving Route 86), which rejoins the main highway northeast of the city at an interchange.

Monett business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 60 Business
Location: Monett, Missouri

Business US 60 in Monett begins at Kyler Street (in a concurrency with Route H) in south central Monett. It crosses over a viaduct, where Kyler Street becomes 13th Street and joins the old alignment of US 60 in the city. At Cleveland Street, the concurrency with Route H ends and the business route turns east, eventually rejoining the main route east of the city.

Verona-Aurora business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 60 Business
Location: Verona, Missouri-Aurora, Missouri

Business US 60 in the Verona-Aurora area begins southwest of Verona, through which it briefly passes. After leaving Verona, the road heads east through a rural area becoming South Street in Aurora. The street curves around, becoming Church Street. At Elliot Avenue is an intersection with Missouri Routes 39 and 265. The road continues down Church Street, curving southeast and rejoing the main route southeast of Aurora. Sections of this route (but not the entire route) are part of old US 60.

Rogersville business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 60 Business
Location: Rogersville, Missouri

Business US 60 in Rogersville is an old alignment of US 60 its entire length. The highway follows Center Street, leaving the main highway which curves to the south. Where the main highway curves back north east of the city, the business route rejoins the main route.

Mansfield business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 60 Business
Location: Mansfield, Missouri

Business US 60 in Mansfield begins at the interchange of US 60 and Route 5, with which the business route is briefly united. It joins the old highway alignment just south of the interchange, turning east. The route curves around to become Clark Street, which angles off to become Commercial Street in the downtown area. In the middle of the city, the business route leaves the old alignment (which continues down Route A) and turns north to rejoin the main route in the northeast corner of Mansfield.

Mountain Grove business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 60 Business
Location: Mountain Grove, Missouri

Business US 60 in Mountain Grove begins on the west side of the city at an interchange with US 60. It follows the old alignment of US 60, heading into the city on Third Street. In the center of Mountain Grove is an intersection with Route 95. Third Street becomes State Street east of downtown and the business route leaves Mountain Grove. It rejoins the main route east of Mountain Grove at the unincorporated community of Dunn.

Cabool business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 60 Business
Location: Cabool, Missouri

Business US 60 in Cabool follows an old alignment of US 60 through the city. West of the city, the business route leaves the main highway at an interchange and enters Cabool as Ozark Street. At Elm Street is the northern terminus of Route 181. Ozark Street curves to the northeast, eventually intersecting U.S. Route 63. Business 60 turns south in a concurrency with US 63 and rejoins the main highway southeast of Cabool.

Willow Springs business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 60 Business
Location: Willow Springs, Missouri

Business US 60 in Willow Springs is joined with Business US 63 its entire length (as are the main highways around the city). In downtown Willow Springs, Business 60/63 intersects Route 137 at Harris Street. The business routes rejoin the main highway on the southeast part of the city.

Van Buren business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 60 Business
Location: Van Buren, Missouri

Business US 60 in Van Buren begins in the southern part of the city, leaving the main highway going west on James Street. At Main Street, the business route turns north, turning northeast. It rejoins the main highway east of Van Buren.

Poplar Bluff business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 60 Business
Location: Poplar Bluff, Missouri

Business US 60 in Poplar Bluff begins in the northwest corner of the city at the interchange of US 60 and US 67. It begins in a concurrency with Business US 67. At Pine Boulevard, Business US 60 leaves the concurrency, turning east. Pine Boulevard curves to run northeast through the city, and the business route rejoins the main route east of the city.

Dexter business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 60 Business
Location: Dexter, Missouri

Business US 60 in Dexter begins on the west side of the city and head east. At Walnut Street is an intersection with Business Route 25. In the eastern part of the city, is an intersection with non-bannered Route 25, where Business US 60 turns north and joins Route 25. The business route rejoins the main route northeast of Dexter.

Sikeston business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 60 Business
Location: Sikeston, Missouri

Business US 60 in Sikeston begins southwest of the city, turning north off the main highway. The road turns east at the terminus of Route 114 and becomes Malone Avenue, parallelling the Union Pacific Railroad tracks. At Park Avenue is an intersection with Business US 61. A few blocks east of this intersection is an intersection with U.S. Routes 61 and 62. US 62 continues east here, Business US 60 eastbound, southbound US 61, and westbound US 62 head south. These three highways intersect US 60 at an interchange on the south side of Dexter, where Business US 60 ends.

Paducah business loop[edit]


U.S. Highway 60 Business
Location: Paducah, Kentucky

Business US 60 in Paducah begins at Park Avenue where US 60 turns south. At HC Mathis Drive is an intersection with U.S. Route 45. Near the Ohio River, Park Avenue curves south becoming Fourth Street. Fourth Street angles off to become Third Street, which curves around to become Wayne Sullivan Drive. In the southeast part of Paducah, the business route rejoins the main highway.

Cloverport business loop[edit]


U.S. Highway 60 Business
Location: Cloverport, Kentucky

Business US 60 in Cloverport begins southwest of the city in a concurrency with Kentucky Route 144. It heads east into the city, then north towards the Ohio River, and heads east near the river. At Elm Street is an intersection with Kentucky Route 105. The highway curves around, rejoining the main route in the southwest part of Cloverport.

Louisville alternate route[edit]


U.S. Highway 60 Alternate
Location: Louisville, Kentucky

Alternate US 60 in Louisville begins at the intersection of the Dixie Highway (US 60 and U.S. Route 31 West, turning east onto 7th Street Road. It zigzags through the area, following Berry Boulevard, Taylor Boulevard, Winkler Avenue, Third Street, and Eastern Parkway. It passes through the University of Louisville, and just east of there it has an interchange with Interstate 65. At Bardstown Road (US 31E/US 150), it turns off onto Cherokee Parkway, then angles off onto Lexington Road, crossing over Interstate 64. At St. Matthews, it rejoins the main highway.

Versailles business loop[edit]


U.S. Highway 60 Business
Location: Versailles, Kentucky

Business US 60 is the business route through the city (a separate bypass route also exist), though US 60 does not exist unbannered through or around Versailles. Business US 60 is in a concurrency with US 62 to the downtown area, then heads east to join Bypass US 60 on the east side of Versailles.

Versailles bypass route[edit]


U.S. Highway 60 Bypass
Location: Versailles, Kentucky

Bypass US 60 bypasses the city of Versailles around the east side of the city (Business US 60 serves the central part of the city). It joines the business route on the east side of Versailles.

Lexington business loop[edit]


U.S. Highway 60 Business
Location: Lexington, Kentucky

Business US 60 begins on the west side of the city on Versailles Road (there is no nonbannered US 60 in the Lexington area) at New Circle Road (which carries Bypass US 60). Versailles Road heads downtown becoming High Street. High Street curves south through the downtown area. It leaves downtown on Midland Avenue, then Winchester Road. It rejoins the bypass route on the east side of Lexington at New Circle Road.

Lexington bypass route[edit]


U.S. Highway 60 Bypass
Location: Lexington, Kentucky

Bypass US 60 serves as the bypass around Lexington (there is no non-bannered US 60). At Leestown Pike is an intersection with U.S. Route 421 and at Georgetown Road is an intersection with U.S. Route 25. The road is a freeway to this point, where it becomes a divided highway. At Paris Pike is an intersection with U.S. Route 27 and U.S. Route 68. At Winchester Road, the bypass rejoins the business route to become nonbannered US 60.

Clifton Forge business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 60 Business
Location: Clifton Forge, Virginia

Business US 60 in Clifton Forge begins at the Interstate 64 exit 24 on the west side of the city. It starts in a concurrency with Business US 220 and is united with that road to A Street, where Business 220 turns south. After leaving Clifton Forge, Business US 60 joins nonbannered U.S. Route 220 and passes through Cliftondale Park before rejoining the main highway at the I-64 exit 27.

Former bannered routes[edit]

Former Owensboro bypass route[edit]


U.S. Highway 60 Bypass
Location: Owensboro, Kentucky

Bypass US 60 was a loop around the city of Owensboro; the main route passed through the downtown area. The road was a freeway with exit numbers. In April 2011, in conjunction with the KY Transportation Cabinet, U.S. 60 no longer passes through downtown and the former "bypass" is the main U.S. 60 route.


Arizona temporary route[edit]


U.S. Route 60 Temporary
Location: Arizona
Existed: 1950s–?

Temporary US 60 connected Globe and Springerville, Arizona in the 1950s. It was united with U.S. Route 70 from Globe to Peridot, then turned north through Fort Apache, Whiteriver, McNary, and Eagar, Arizona. It is now State Routes 170, 73, 260, and some local roads in the San Carlos Apache and Fort Apache Indian Reservations.

Springfield business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 60 Business
Location: Springfield, Missouri

Business US 60 in Springfield connected the main route with the downtown area. US 60 followed Sunshine Street and Glenstone Avenue when Business 60 was active. It began at Sunshine Avenue and Scenic Street, heading north to College Street (an earlier alignment of US 60). The route headed east through Park Central Square, then east on St. Louis Street to Glenstone Avenue. It turned south on Glenstone to rejoin the main route at Sunshine. Over time, Business US 60 had concurrencies with Business US 66 and Business US 166.

Charleston truck route[edit]


U.S. Route 60 Truck
Location: Charleston, West Virginia



References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google Inc. "US-77 Bus – Tonkawa". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=US-77+S&daddr=N+Main+St+to:US-177+N%2FUS-60+BUS+W%2FS+Main+St%2FN3210+County+Rd&hl=en&sll=36.688863,-97.281833&sspn=0.004259,0.009645&geocode=FZvsLwIdiCsz-g%3BFSe1LwIdpCsz-g%3BFZjSLwIdJJUz-g&mra=mi&mrsp=2&sz=17&t=m&z=17. Retrieved June 18, 2013.