This is a good article. Click here for more information.

Missouri Route 126

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Route 126 (Missouri))
Jump to: navigation, search

Route 126 marker

Route 126
Route information
Maintained by MoDOT
Length: 29.226 mi[1] (47.035 km)
Existed: c. 1942 – present
Major junctions
West end: K-126 at the Kansas state line
  I-49 / US 71 near Jasper
East end: US 160 / Route 37 in Golden City
Location
Counties: Barton
Highway system
Route 125 Route 127

Route 126 is a highway located entirely within Barton County in the U.S. state of Missouri. Its western terminus is at the Kansas state line, where K-126 ends. The route goes in a straight line for most of its length, and intersects Interstate 49 (I-49) and U.S. Route 71 (US 71). Its eastern terminus is at US 160 and Route 37 in Golden City. The route was designated in 1942, and formerly consisted of two supplemental routes.

Route description[edit]

Route 126 starts at the Kansas state line, where K-126 ends. The road travels east for around seven miles in a straight line, intersecting Route M and Route 43. Route 126 continues eastward, crossing through farmland and a few trees. After the route intersects Route J, it meets a frontage road parallel to I-49/US 71. The road crosses over North Fork Spring River and continues east. Soon, Route 126 intersects I-49/US 71 at a diamond interchange, and intersects a frontage road again. The route crosses a railroad owned by Missouri and Northern Arkansas Railroad, and intersects Routes JJ and T. Four miles later, the route enters Golden City and becomes Main Street. It becomes concurrent with Route 37. The routes goes through downtown Golden City, and turn slightly northeast. The two routes end at US 160 at a T-intersection. US 160 continues eastward toward Lockwood.[1][2][3] In 2012, Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) calculated as many as 840 vehicles traveling east of I-49/US 71, and as few as 480 vehicles traveling west of I-49/US 71. This is expressed in terms of annual average daily traffic (AADT), a measure of traffic volume for any average day of the year.[4]

History[edit]

The road that became Route 126 was built and designated, as supplemental Route D around 1935. It connected from US 71 to US 160 in Golden City.[5][6] By 1940, supplemental Route H was designated, connected from Route 43, to a dead end east of it.[7][8] A year later, Route H was extended west to the Kansas state line.[8][9] In 1942, Route 126 was designated, replacing Route H from the state line to Route 43.[9][10] Around 1945-1949, Route H was extended east to Route Z,[11][12] and the same route was extended east for a few miles east of Route Z in 1954.[13][14] Around 1955, Route H and D were removed in the supplemental route system, and was replaced by Route 126, as the two sections became connected.[14][15] Later, Route 126 was repaved in concrete, from the state line to Route 43.[16] The whole route was repaved by 1957.[16][17] In 1979, US 71 was moved to a freeway alignment,[18][19] but an interchange wasn't built until 2010-2013.[2][20] I-49 became co-signed with US 71 in December 2012.[21]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Barton County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations[3] Notes
0.000 0.000 K-126 – Pittsburg Continuation as K-126
3.417 5.499 Route M to US 160
7.406 11.919 Route 43 – Joplin, Liberal
10.425 16.777 Route Y Northern terminus of Route Y
11.429 18.393 Route O to US 160 Southern terminus of Route O
14.455 23.263 Route J
17.426–
17.534
28.044–
28.218
I-49 / US 71 – Kansas City, Joplin Diamond interchange
20.500 32.992 Route JJ Northern terminus of Route JJ
23.520 37.852 Route T – Kenoma
Golden City 28.546 45.940 Route 37 – Avilla Western terminus of Route 37 concurrency
29.226 47.035 US 160 / Route 37 – Lockwood, Lamar Eastern terminus of Route 37 concurrency; Eastern terminus of Route 126; Northern terminus of Route 37
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b c Missouri Department of Transportation (2014-01-16). Flex Map Viewer (Map). Missouri Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  2. ^ a b Missouri Highway Map Centennial Edition (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri Department of Transportation. Missouri Department of Transportation. 2013. § C6. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  3. ^ a b Google (2014-01-15). "Missouri Route 126" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2014-01-15. 
  4. ^ 2012 Southwest District Travel Volume and Commercial Vehicle Count Map (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri Department of Transportation. Missouri Department of Transportation. 2012. Retrieved 2014-01-17. 
  5. ^ Map of Missouri Showing State Road System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri State Highway Commission. Missouri State Highway Commission. 1934. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  6. ^ Map of Missouri Showing State Road System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri State Highway Commission. Missouri State Highway Commission. 1935. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  7. ^ 1939 Missouri Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri State Highway Commission. Missouri State Highway Commission. 1939. § B-C7. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  8. ^ a b 1940 Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri State Highway Commission. Missouri State Highway Commission. 1940. § B-C7. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  9. ^ a b 1941 Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri State Highway Commission. Missouri State Highway Commission. 1941. § B-C7. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  10. ^ 1942 Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri State Highway Commission. Missouri State Highway Commission. 1942. § B-C7. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  11. ^ Map of Missouri's State Highway System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri State Highway Department. Missouri State Highway Department. 1945–46. § B-C7. Retrieved 2014-01-19. 
  12. ^ State Highways of Missouri (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri State Highway Department. Missouri State Highway Department. 1948–49. § B-C7. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  13. ^ Map of the Missouri State Highway System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri State Highway Commission. Missouri State Highway Commission. 1953. § B-C7. Retrieved 2014-01-19. 
  14. ^ a b Map of the Missouri State Highway System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri State Highway Commission. Missouri State Highway Commission. 1954. § B-C6. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  15. ^ Map of the Missouri State Highway System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri State Highway Commission. Missouri State Highway Commission. 1955. § B-C6. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  16. ^ a b Map of the Missouri State Highway System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri State Highway Commission. Missouri State Highway Commission. 1956. § B-C6. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  17. ^ Map of the Missouri State Highway System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri State Highway Commission. Missouri State Highway Commission. 1957. § B-C6. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  18. ^ 1978 Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri State Highway Commission. Missouri State Highway Commission. 1978. § C-D6. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  19. ^ 1979 Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri State Highway Commission. Missouri State Highway Commission. 1979. § C-D6. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  20. ^ Missouri Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri Department of Transportation. Missouri Department of Transportation. 2010–2012. § C6. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  21. ^ Campbell, Matt (2012-09-02). "U.S. 71 from Kansas City to Joplin to become Interstate 49". Kansas City Star. Archived from the original on 2012-09-06. Retrieved 2014-01-17.