Missouri Route 5

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Route 5 marker

Route 5
Route information
Maintained by MoDOT
Length: 354.9 mi[1] (571.2 km)
Existed: 1922 – present
Major junctions
South end: Hwy. 5 at the Arkansas state line
  US 160 in Gainesville
US 60 in Mansfield
I-44 in Lebanon
US 54 in Camdenton
I-70 in Boonville
US 24 in Keytesville
US 36 / Route 110 between Laclede and Marceline
US 136 in Unionville
North end: Iowa 5 at the Iowa state line
Highway system

Missouri Highways
Supplemental

Route 3 Route 6

Missouri Route 5 is the longest state highway in Missouri and the only Missouri state highway to traverse the entire state. 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 description[edit]

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]

History[edit]

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 Camdenton[edit]

Beginning in the summer of 2008, MoDOT began a project to convert Route 5 into a "shared four-lane" highway[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 intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Ozark   0.0 0.0 Hwy. 5 south – Mountain Home Arkansas state line
Gainesville 8.6 13.8 US 160 west – Isabella, Theodosia south end of US 160 overlap
10.7 17.2 US 160 east – West Plains north end of US 160 overlap
  24.1 38.8 Route 95 north – Almartha south end of Route 95 overlap
Wasola 27.4 44.1 Route 95 south – Thornfield north end of Route 95 overlap
Douglas Ava 40.2 64.7
Route 76 west / Route 5 Bus. north – Forsyth
south end of Route 76 overlap
42.0 67.6
Route 14 / Route 5 Bus. south (Northwest 12th Avenue) – Sparta
  44.3 71.3 Route 76 east / Route B north – Mount Zion north end of Route 76 overlap
Wright Mansfield 54.1 87.1
US 60 Bus. east / Route B south – Mansfield
south end of US 60 Bus. overlap
54.5 87.7 US 60 west / Route EE north – Springfield interchange; north end of US 60 Bus. overlap; south end of US 60 overlap
55.6 89.5
US 60 east / US 60 Bus. west – Mountain Grove, Cabool, Mansfield
interchange; north end of US 60 overlap
Hartville 66.5 107.0 Route 38 to Route 95 – Marshfield
Laclede Lebanon 101.1 162.7 Route 32 east – Licking south end of Route 32 overlap
101.3 163.0 I-44 – Springfield, Rolla, St. Louis I-44 exit 129; south end of Route 64 overlap
102.0 164.2 I-44 Bus. / Route 32 west / Historic US 66 (Elm Street) north end of Route 32 overlap
102.9 165.6 Route 64 west (Jefferson Avenue) – Bennett Springs north end of Route 64 overlap
Camden   124.2 199.9
Route 7 south / Route 5 Bus. north – Camdenton, Richland
interchange; south end of Route 7 overlap
Camdenton 127.5 205.2 US 54 – Camdenton, Nevada, Osage Beach interchange

Route 5 Bus. south / Pier 31 Road – Camdenton
interchange
Greenview 136.3 219.4 Route 7 north – Climax Springs north end of Route 7 overlap
Morgan Laurie 147.9 238.0 Route 135 north – Stover
Versailles 167.0 268.8 Route 52 west / Route W south – Stover south end of Route 52 overlap
  Route 52 east to US 54 – Eldon north end of Route 52 overlap
Moniteau Tipton 181.6 292.3 US 50 east / Route B north – Bunceton, California south end of US 50 overlap
Morgan   186.1 299.5 US 50 west – Syracuse north end of US 50 overlap
Cooper Boonville 205.9 331.4 I-70 / US 40 west – Kansas City, Columbia I-70 exit 101; south end of I-70 Bus. / US 40 overlap
Lewis and Clark Trail west (Sportsman Road) former US 40 west; south end of Lewis and Clark Trail overlap
209.0 336.4 I-70 Bus. east / Route 87 south / Lewis and Clark Trail east (Main Street) north end of I-70 Bus. / Lewis and Clark Trail overlap; south end of Route 87 overlap
Howard Old Franklin 210.4 338.6 Route 87 north / Lewis and Clark Trail west – Glasgow, Boone's Lick Historic Site north end of Route 87 overlap; south end of Lewis and Clark Trail overlap
  211.4 340.2 US 40 east / Lewis and Clark Trail east – Midway north end of US 40 / Lewis and Clark Trail overlap
Fayette 223.8 360.2 Route 240 east to I-70 south end of Route 240 overlap
  228.8 368.2 Route 3 north – Armstrong
  232.6 374.3
Route 240 Bus. west
  235.7 379.3 Route 87 south / Lewis and Clark Trail east – Boonville south end of Route 87 / Lewis and Clark Trail overlap
Glasgow 236.2 380.1 Route 240 west – Slater north end of Route 87 / Route 240 overlap; south end of Route 240 Bus. overlap
236.7 380.9
Route 240 Bus. east
north end of Route 240 Bus. overlap
Chariton   250.1 402.5 US 24 east – Salisbury south end of US 24 overlap
Keytesville 254.9 410.2 US 24 west / Lewis and Clark Trail west – Brunswick north end of US 24 / Lewis and Clark Trail overlap
Linn   279.7 450.1
US 36 east / Route 110 (CKC) east / Route U north – Macon
interchange; south end of US 36 / Route 110 overlap
Brookfield 286.6 461.2
US 36 Bus. west / Route 11 – Mendon, Brookfield
interchange
288.5 464.3
US 36 Bus. east – Brookfield
Laclede 292.2 470.3
US 36 west / Route 110 (CKC) west / Route 139 – Chillicothe, Sumner
north end of US 36 / Route 110 overlap
Sullivan   318.8 513.1 Route 6 west – Trenton south end of Route 6 overlap
  322.0 518.2
Route 5 Bus. north – Milan
Milan 324.7 522.6
Route 5 Bus. south
324.9 522.9 Route 6 east – Green City, Kirksville north end of Route 6 overlap
Putnam   345.6 556.2 US 136 west – Princeton south end of US 136 overlap
Unionville 346.5 557.6 US 136 east – Business District north end of US 136 overlap
  354.9 571.2 Iowa 5 north – Centerville Iowa state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google Inc. "Missouri Route 5". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=2980867177140717795,36.498650,-92.482760%3B11214520540991853047,36.597180,-92.469580%3B3696766870457461198,36.600390,-92.431830%3B4149754260806288678,36.754850,-92.547540%3B11143151768926323231,36.794640,-92.575670%3B10476489593702160252,36.937350,-92.662640%3B5871060984493649773,36.961190,-92.672980%3B1476879588311959986,36.991820,-92.657220%3B8251431681753065365,37.114010,-92.599990%3B5698667359059500877,37.116840,-92.596090%3B16672615652887085231,37.115110,-92.576510%3B11321340853628624345,37.250820,-92.510240%3B15220375954279337119,37.666560,-92.649490%3B8403742486284508804,37.669630,-92.649970%3B8389587858731022311,37.676370,-92.658380%3B3302132606523597310,37.685830,-92.670770%3B11399841999786112680,37.980980,-92.698040%3B3035088556647434090,38.008220,-92.744600%3B3130139244106347971,38.097850,-92.821080%3B17040858073607426542,38.215130,-92.845250%3B17842666351060197653,38.431610,-92.851370%3B15566951224319467732,38.446710,-92.810520&time=&date=&ttype=&saddr=MO-5+%4036.498650,+-92.482760&daddr=MO-5+%4036.597180,+-92.469580+to:US-160+%4036.600390,+-92.431830+to:MO-5+%4036.754850,+-92.547540+to:MO-5%2FMO-95+%4036.794640,+-92.575670+to:MO-5+%4036.937350,+-92.662640+to:MO-5%2FMO-76+%4036.961190,+-92.672980+to:MO-5%2FMO-76+%4036.991820,+-92.657220+to:MO-5+%4037.114010,+-92.599990+to:Unknown+road+%4037.116840,+-92.596090+to:Unknown+road+%4037.115110,+-92.576510+to:S+Main+Ave%2FMO-5+%4037.250820,+-92.510240+to:MO-5+%4037.666560,+-92.649490+to:MO-32%2FMO-5+%4037.669630,+-92.649970+to:MO-32%2FMO-5+%4037.676370,+-92.658380+to:MO-5%2FMO-64+%4037.685830,+-92.670770+to:MO-5+%4037.980980,+-92.698040+to:MO-5%2FMO-7+%4038.008220,+-92.744600+to:MO-5+N%2FMO-7+%4038.097850,+-92.821080+to:MO-5+%4038.215130,+-92.845250+to:MO-5+%4038.431610,+-92.851370+to:MO-52+%4038.446710,+-92.810520+to:38.65217,-92.783875&mra=mi&mrcr=21&mrsp=22&sz=16&sll=38.652254,-92.783232&sspn=0.007574,0.013604&ie=UTF8&ll=38.678676,-92.860394&spn=0.060572,0.108833&z=13&om=1. Retrieved 2007-10-28.
  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