Missouri Route 8

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Route 8
Route information
Maintained by MoDOT
Length: 72.061 mi[1] (115.971 km)
Major junctions
West end: I-44 / Route 68 in St. James
East end:
US 67 / US 67 Bus. in Desloge
Location
Counties: Phelps, Crawford, Washington, St. Francois
Highway system
Route 7 Route 9

Route 8 is a 69-mile-long (111 km) state highway in the eastern part of the U.S. state of Missouri. It travels from Interstate 44 (I-44) in St. James to U.S. Route 67 (US 67) and US 67 Business in Desloge. It is two lanes for most of its length, except a small 4-lane portion on the CrawfordPhelps county line. It acts as a bypass, from I-44 in St. James, to US 67 in Desloge. Travelers on I-44 can use it to avoid the traffic problems[clarification needed] in St. Louis, to US 67 in Desloge, & vice versa. Those who want to go to Ste. Genevieve can take US 67 Bus. through Park Hills to US 67, to Missouri, then take Route 32 to Ste. Genevieve. There have supposedly[clarification needed] been plans to extend Route 8 to Ste. Genevieve. So far, those plans have not been put into effect.

Between Steelville and Potosi, Route 8 was initially Route 62 from 1922 to 1926. The route was renumbered because US 60 had been planned as US 62.

Route description[edit]

History[edit]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Phelps St. James 0.000 0.000 I-44 / Route 68 west / Historic US 66 west – St. Louis, Rolla I-44 exit 195; western end of Route 68 / Historic US 66 overlap
0.466 0.750 Route KK / Historic US 66 east (James Boulevard) – Rosati Eastern end of Historic US 66 overlap
4.785 7.701 Route 68 east – Salem Eastern end of Route 68 overlap
Crawford Steelville 17.363 27.943 Route 19 north – Cuba Western end of Route 19 overlap
18.039 29.031 Route 19 south Eastern end of Route 19 overlap
Washington Potosi 53.132 85.508 Route 185 north – Sullivan
54.610 87.886 Route 21 – St. Louis, Caledonia
St. Francois Park HillsDesloge line 70.048 112.731
US 67 Bus. south
Western end of US 67 Bus. overlap
Desloge 72.031 115.923 US 67 Interchange; eastern end of US 67 Bus. overlap
72.061 115.971 Cedar Falls Road Eastern end of state maintenance
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Missouri Department of Transportation (April 27, 2017). Flex Map Viewer (Map). Missouri Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 27, 2017.