Missouri Route 7

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For the former Route 7, see Route 7 (Missouri 1922).
"MO 7" redirects here. MO 7 may also refer to Missouri's 7th congressional district.

Route 7 marker

Route 7
Route information
Maintained by MoDOT
Length: 186.00 mi[1] (299.34 km)
Major junctions
South end: I-44 / Route P North of Laquey
North end: US 24 in northeast Independence
Highway system

Missouri Highways
Supplemental

Route 6 Route 8

Route 7 is a state highway with its northern terminus at U.S. Route 24 in northeast Independence and its southern terminus at Interstate 44 southeast of Richland (near the town of Laquey which it doesn't quite reach). The section between Harrisonville (at a junction with Interstate 49/U.S. Route 71) and Clinton (at a junction with Route 13) provides an important link for traffic between Springfield and Kansas City.

Route description[edit]

The route begins at Interstate 44, exit 150, as a two-lane highway. It then heads northwest into Richland, intersecting with Route 133. From there, it continues northwest to a concurrency with Route 5, starting three miles south of Camdenton. In Camdenton, it crosses U.S. 54, and continues northwest, crossing the Lake of the Ozarks. After crossing the lake, Route 5 diverges north, and Route 7 heads west to another concurrency with US 65. The combined route crosses Harry S. Truman Reservoir and the Osage River and then enters Warsaw, where the concurrency ends; Route 7 heads west and crosses more arms of the Truman Reservoir. At Clinton, it intersects Route 13 and Route 52, and then becomes a four-lane highway, running northwest to Interstate 49/US 71 in Harrisonville. After a brief concurrency with I-49/U.S. 71, Route 7 heads north as a two-lane highway, crossing Route 58 in Pleasant Hill, Route 150, and US 50. In Blue Springs, it crosses US 40 and I-70. Continuing north, Route 7 is the eastern terminus of Route 78, before itself terminating at US 24 in Independence.

History[edit]

Before 1926, Route 7 was Route 63.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Pulaski Liberty Township 0.00 0.00 I-44 / Route P east – Springfield, Rolla I-44 exit 150
Richland 7.75 12.47 Route 133 north – Swedeborg Southern terminus of Route 133 overlap
9.32 15.00 Route 133 south to I-44 – Hazelgreen, Business District Northern terminus of Route 133 overlap
Camden Osage Township 30.91 49.74
Route 5 south / Route 5 Bus. north – Camdenton, Lebanon
interchange; southern terminus of Route 5 overlap
Camdenton 34.18 55.01 US 54 – Camdenton, Nevada, Osage Beach interchange

Route 5 Bus. south / Pier 31 Road – Camdenton
interchange
Greenview 42.95 69.12 Route 5 north – Hurricane Deck, Sunrise Beach Northern terminus of Route 5 overlap
Benton Dell Junction 73.99 119.08 US 65 south – Fristoe, Springfield Southern terminus of US 65 overlap
Tom Township 78.03 125.58 Route 83 south – White Branch interchange
Warsaw Warsaw interchange; no northbound entrance
80.45 129.47 US 65 north – Sedalia, Truman Dam interchange; northern terminus of US 65 overlap
Henry Clinton 108.71 174.95 Route 13 south / Route 18 west / Route 52 west – Clinton, Springfield Eastern terminus of Route 18; southern terminus of Route 13/52 overlap
110.13 177.24 Route 52 east – Windsor interchange; northern terminus of Route 52 overlap
111.03 178.69
Route 13 north / Route 13 Bus. south – Clinton, Warrensburg
Northern terminus of Route 13 overlap
Bogard Township Route K / Route B – Urich interchange
Cass Creighton Route B – Creighton interchange
Index Township
Camp Branch Township
Route F / Route Z / Route N – Garden City, Blairstown interchange
Harrisonville 147.91 238.04 I-49 south / US 71 south – Joplin, Nevada Southern terminus of I-49/US 71 overlap; Route 7 south follows exit 157
149.38 240.40 Route 2 east (Commercial Street) Southern terminus of Route 2 overlap; I-49 exit 158
150.77 242.64 I-49 north / US 71 north / Route 2 west – Kansas City, Freeman Northern terminus of I-49/US 71/Route 2 overlap; Route 7 north follows exit 159
Pleasant Hill 162.41 261.37 Route 58 interchange
Jackson   167.91 270.22 Route 150 west – Greenwood Southern terminus of Route 150 overlap
  168.41 271.03 Route 150 east – Lone Jack Northern terminus of Route 150 overlap
  170.42 274.26 US 50 – Kansas City, Warrensburg Interchange
Blue Springs 178.65 287.51 US 40 – Independence, Kansas City, Grain Valley
180.11 289.86 I-70 – Kansas City, Columbia I-70 exit 20
Independence 185.36 298.31 Route 78 west / Lake City-Buckner Road – Independence, Lake City Traffic circle; eastern terminus of Route 78
187.84 302.30 US 24 / Lewis and Clark Trail – Independence, Buckner Interchange
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b DeLorme Street Atlas USA 2007 software