Business routes of Interstate 49

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Four business routes of Interstate 49 (I-49) exist, all of them within the state of Missouri. All four were once business routes of US-71, and were converted to business routes of I-49 on December 12, 2012, when that highway was designated in Missouri.

Neosho business loop[edit]

Interstate 49 Business
Location: Neosho, Missouri
Existed: December 12, 2012–present

Interstate 49 Business is a business route of Interstate 49. It begins two miles (3.2 km) northwest of Neosho, Missouri at I-49/US-71 and Route 86 and ends south of the city at I-49/US-71 and Route AA. Part of the highway overlaps Highway 86; another part overlaps Route 59. The road is a previous alignment of US-71, which was realigned west of Neosho as a freeway, and was eventually upgraded to I-49.

Route 175, which ends near the north end of Business US 71 was once also labeled Business US 71, joining this route with Business US 71 in Joplin, making this an even longer route.

Joplin business loop[edit]

Interstate 49 Business
Location: Joplin, Missouri
Existed: December 12, 2012–present

Business Loop 49 is an alternate alignment of I-49/US-71 which begins at a junction of I-49, U.S. Route 71, Route 96, Route 171, and Route 571 in Carthage, Missouri. Its southern end is at the junction of I-49/US-71 and Route 175 about midway between Joplin and Neosho at Tipton Ford.

This particular section of Business I-49 is a relatively long one, and begins its existence as a freeway, finally becoming a non-freeway divided highway at Webb City. It is a major boulevard in Joplin where it is known as Range Line Road. At Interstate 44, its interchange was reconstructed from a cloverleaf design to a diverging diamond interchange,[1] opening on July 19, 2013.[2] Business I-49 continues south until it ends at I-49/US-71.

The road was an earlier alignment of US-71 until the newer freeway that eventually became I-49 was built to carry the road to the east of Joplin. At one point, Route 175 had been labeled Business US-71, and the road continued south as Business 71 in Neosho.

Cities on Business US 71 (Joplin):


Nevada business loop[edit]

Interstate 49 Business
Location: Nevada, Missouri
Existed: December 12, 2012–present

Business I-49 is a business route of I-49 in Nevada, Missouri, in the USA. It begins at I-49/US-71 in the east-central part of the city and ends at the same highway on the north side of town. This is one of the shortest alignments of the many US 71 business routes throughout western Missouri.

Business I-49 is a former alignment of US 71 through town. It begins at an interchange between I-49/US-71 and Austin Boulevard. Business I-49 follows Austin Boulevard east to Centennial Boulevard, where it meets US-54. US-54 continues east along Austin Boulevard along with Business I-49 to Osage Boulevard, where Business I-49 turns north. I-49 follows Osage Boulevard until meeting again with I-49/US-71.

Butler business loop[edit]

Interstate 49 Business
Location: Butler, Missouri
Existed: December 12, 2012–present

Business I-49 is a route in Butler, Missouri, in the USA. It begins at I-49/US-71 near Passaic, Missouri ends at the same highway south of Butler, Missouri.

Business I-49 is a former alignment of US 71 through town.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Southwest District (October 2013). "New I-44 Bridges, Reconstruction: 'Diverging Diamond Interchange'" (Press release). Missouri Department of Transportation. Retrieved January 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ Staff (July 20, 2013). "I-44 and Range Line interchange open". The Joplin Globe. Archived from the original on October 20, 2013. Retrieved July 23, 2013.