U.S. Route 54 in Missouri

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U.S. Route 54 marker

U.S. Route 54
Route information
Maintained by MoDOT
Length: 279 mi[2] (449 km)
Existed: 1927[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: US-54 at the Kansas state line
 

I-49 in Nevada
US 50 / US 63 in Jefferson City
I-70 in Kingdom City

US 61 in Bowling Green
East end: US 54 at the Illinois state line
Highway system
Route 53 I-55

U.S. Route 54 (US 54) is a west-east highway that starts from the Kansas state line in Nevada to the Illinois state line in Louisiana.

Route description[edit]

Jefferson City Bridge

In Missouri, US 54 runs from the southwest portion of the state to the northeast. It is a major conduit through the Ozarks and is the primary access road to Pomme de Terre Lake and Lake of the Ozarks. After entering the state it passes through Nevada, El Dorado Springs, Hermitage, crossing Lake of the Ozarks the first time just north of Ha Ha Tonka State Park. It passes through Camdenton and crosses the lake a second time on the Grand Glaize Bridge at Osage Beach before bypassing Eldon and going through Jefferson City, where it crosses the Missouri River via the Jefferson City Bridge and briefly overlaps US 63. Just north of the bridge, it splits passing through Fulton, crossing I-70 and US 40 at Kingdom City, bypassing Mexico, sharing a concurrency with Route 19 through Laddonia, passing just north of Vandalia, and ultimately crossing the Mississippi River via the Champ Clark Bridge into Illinois at Louisiana.

History[edit]

US 54 was originally formed in Missouri after changing from US 26, however the routing went from Cedar County to Polk County, then Dallas County, then into Camden County. In 1932, the highway was rerouted into Saint Clair County and then Hickory County, and paved over.[1]

Junction list[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Kansas state line 0.0 0.0 US-54 continues west into Kansas
Vernon Coal Township Route T – Swart
Deerfield Route H – Richards
Deerfield Township Route 43 – Moundville, Bronaugh
Nevada Route BB
Route K
I-49 / US 71 – Joplin, Kansas City I-49 exit 102A
 – Nevada Municipal Airport
Walker Township Route C – Walker
Clear Creek Township Route K – Nevada
Route AA – Schell City
Cedar Box Township Route HH – Virgil City
El Dorado Springs Route 82 – Roscoe
Route 32 – Stockton
 – El Dorado Springs Memorial Airport
Cedar Township Route 39 / Route DD – Stockton
Saint Clair Roscoe Township Route K
Washington Township Route V – Vista
Route J – Stockton
Collins Route 13 – Humansville, Osceola
Hickory Weaubleau Route 123 – Humansville
Weaubleau Township Route H
Montgomery Township Route AA
Route 83 – Warsaw Western terminus of Route 83 concurrency
Wheatland Route 83 / Route B – Bolivar Eastern terminus of Route 83 concurrency
Hermitage Route 254 – Galmey
Center Township Route U – Cross Timbers
Preston Route D
US 65 – Sedalia, Springfield
Stark Township Route F
Camden Branch Route 73 – Tunas, Buffalo
Macks Creek Route NN – Climax Springs
Russell Township Route J
Niangua Township Route D – Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Eldridge
Camdenton
Route 5 Bus.
Route 5 / Route 7 – Decaturville, Montreal, Greenview Interchange
Linn Creek Route V – Hugo
Osage Township Route A – Richland
Route Y Interchange
Osage Beach Route KK – Grand Glaize-Osage Beach Airport Interchange; west end of freeway
 Nichols Road – Lake of the Ozarks General Hospital
Case Road
Osage Beach Parkway / Jefferies Road No westbound entrance
Bridge over the Lake of the Ozarks
Osage Beach Parkway / Passover Road
To Route 134 / Osage Beach Parkway Interchange; east end of freeway
Miller Glaze Township Route 242 – Lake Ozark Interchange
Lakeside
US 54 Bus. – Lake Ozark
Franklin Township
US 54 Bus. / Route 52 – Eldon, Barnett, Tuscumbia
Interchange
Eldon Route 87 / Route M – California Interchange

US 54 Bus. – Eldon
Interchange; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Saline Township Route AA – Russellville
Cole Clark Township Route 17 – Eugene, Tuscumbia Interchange
Route D – Lohman
Jefferson City Route 179 / Route B – Wardsville Interchange; west end of freeway
Route C (Southwest Boulevard) / Ellis Boulevard
Stadium Boulevard
Madison Avenue Eastbound exit and westbound entrance

US 50 Bus. (Missouri Boulevard)
US 50 / US 63 – Kansas City, Saint Louis, West Plains Western terminus of US 63 concurrency
McCarty Street Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
West Main Street Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Bridge over the Missouri River
ColeCallaway
county line
 Cedar City Road / Airport Road – Jefferson City Memorial Airport
Callaway US 63 / Route 94 – Columbia, Mokane Eastern terminus of US 63 concurrency
Summit Township South Summit Drive / Riviera Heights Road Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Holts Summit East Center Street
East Simon Boulevard
Cedar Township Route TT
New Bloomfield Route J (Redwood Drive) / CR 436 – Guthrie Interchange; east end of freeway
East Fulton Township Route BB – Dixie
Fulton
US 54 Bus. / Route H
Interchange
Route F Interchange
Route HH Interchange

US 54 Bus.
Interchange; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Kingdom City I-70 / US 40 – Columbia, Kansas City, Saint Louis I-70 exit 148
Auxvasse Route B (Harrison Street) / Route E – Montgomery City, Hatton Interchange
Audrain Salt River Township Route HH

US 54 Bus. – Mexico
Interchange
Vandiver
US 54 Bus. – Mexico
South Fork Township  – Mexico Memorial Airport
Linn Township Route A – Benton City
Route B – Rush Hill
Route 19 / Route BB – Martinsburg, Wellsville, Montgomery City Western terminus of Route 19 concurrency
Laddonia Route K
Prairie Township Route 19 / Route J – Perry, New London Eastern terminus of Route 19 concurrency
Farber Route PP
Vandalia Route P – Center
Route F / Route W
Pike Spencer Township Route 154 – Perry, Paris
Curryville Route E / Route M
Cuivre Township
US 54 Bus. – Bowling Green
Bowling Green
US 61 to US 61 Bus. – Hannibal, Saint Louis
Tarrants
US 54 Bus. – Bowling Green
Buffalo Township Route UU – Bowling Green
Louisiana Route 79 – Hannibal Western terminus of Route 79 concurrency
Route 79 – Clarksville Eastern terminus of Route 79 concurrency
Mississippi River US 54 continues east via the Champ Clark Bridge into Illinois
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hwy 54 History | Discover More on Route 54". Retrieved January 23, 2016. 
  2. ^ Google (January 18, 2016). "Overview Map of U.S. Route 54 in Missouri" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 18, 2016. 

External links[edit]

U.S. Route 54
Previous state:
Kansas
Missouri Next state:
Illinois