U.S. Route 54 in Missouri

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U.S. Route 54 marker

U.S. Route 54
US 54 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MoDOT
Length271.508 mi[2] (436.950 km)
Existed1927[1]–present
Major junctions
West end US-54 at the Kansas state line
 
East end US 54 at the Illinois state line
Location
CountiesVernon, Cedar, St. Clair, Hickory, Camden, Miller, Cole, Callaway, Audrain, Ralls, Pike
Highway system
Route 53I-55

U.S. Route 54 (US 54) in Missouri 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]

All exits are unnumbered.

CountyLocationmi[2]kmDestinationsNotes
VernonCoal Township0.0000.000 US-54 west – Fort ScottContinuation into Kansas
1.8072.908 Route T – Swart
Deerfield5.8079.345 Route H – Richards
Deerfield Township9.80515.780 Route 43 – Moundville, Bronaugh
Nevada14.07122.645 Route BB / Route W
14.56223.435 BL I-49 north (Osage Boulevard)Western end of Loop 49 overlap
15.05624.230 BL I-49 south (Austin Boulevard)Eastern end of Loop 49 overlap
15.864–
15.883
25.531–
25.561
I-49 / US 71 – Joplin, Kansas CityI-49 exit 102A
Walker Township21.78235.055 Route C – Walker
Clear Creek Township27.43944.159 Route K – Nevada
27.65044.498 Route AA – Schell City
CedarBox Township31.17350.168 Route HH – Virgil City
El Dorado Springs33.67354.191 Route 82 – Roscoe
34.21555.064 Route 32 – Stockton
Cedar Township40.83265.713 Route 39 / Route DD – Stockton
St. ClairRoscoe Township45.89973.867 Route K
Washington Township50.08280.599 Route V – Vista
51.68783.182 Route J – Stockton
53.83286.634 Route PP – Stockton
Collins56.57891.053 Route 13 – Humansville, Osceola
56.75691.340
Route 13 Bus.
59.46695.701 Route MM
HickoryWeaubleau61.24698.566 Route 123 – Humansville
Weaubleau Township62.857101.159 Route H
Montgomery Township65.101104.770 Route AA
67.333108.362 Route 83 – WarsawWestern end of Route 83 concurrency
Wheatland71.367114.854 Route 83 / Route B – BolivarEastern end of Route 83 concurrency
Hermitage76.298122.790 Route 254 – Galmey
Center Township77.488124.705 Route U – Cross Timbers
Preston82.203132.293 Route D
82.697133.088 US 65 – Sedalia, Springfield
Stark Township85.157137.047 Route F
CamdenBranch93.976151.240 Route 73 – Tunas, Buffalo
Macks Creek97.224156.467 Route O / Route W
97.326156.631 Route N – Climax Springs
Russell Township101.301163.028 Route J / Route U
104.956168.910 Route AA
Niangua Township107.780173.455 Route D – Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Eldridge
Camdenton110.243177.419
Route 5 Bus.
110.934–
110.954
178.531–
178.563
Route 5 / Route 7 – Decaturville, Montreal, Greenview, LebanonInterchange
Linn Creek112.745181.445 Route V – Hugo
Osage Township114.074183.584 Route A – Richland
116.148186.922 Route YInterchange
Osage Beach118.900191.351 Route KK – Grand Glaize-Osage Beach AirportWest end of freeway
119.607192.489 Nichols Road – Lake of the Ozarks General Hospital
120.807194.420Case Road
121.571195.650Osage Beach Parkway / Jefferies RoadNo westbound entrance
121.819196.049Grand Glaize Bridge over the Lake of the Ozarks
122.675197.426Business 54 (Passover Road to Osage Beach Parkway)Southern terminus of US 54 Business
124.283200.014 Route 42 east / Business 54 (Osage Beach Parkway)Western terminus of Route 42
124.487200.342Creek Cove LaneRight-in/right-out interchange; westbound exit and entrance only
MillerLake Ozark126.211203.117
Route 242 (Horseshoe Bend Parkway) to US 54 Bus. (Bagnell Dam Boulevard)
East end of freeway
129.045207.678
US 54 Bus. south to Route W – Bagnell Dam, Lake Ozark
Northern terminus of US 54 Business; to be converted into an interchange by December 2021[3]
Franklin Township130.059209.310 Route V – Bagnell
136.583219.809
US 54 Bus. north (Aurora Street) / Route 52 – Eldon, Barnett, Tuscumbia, Versailles
Interchange
Eldon139.738224.887 Route 87 north / Route M – CaliforniaInterchange
140.901226.758
US 54 Bus. south – Eldon
Interchange; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
142.277228.973 Route FF
145.180233.645 Route MM
Saline Township148.289238.648 Route AA – Russellville
ColeClark Township149.156240.043 Route 17 south – Eugene, Tuscumbia, Fort Leonard WoodInterchange
Brazito155.930250.945 Route E east – Wardsville
157.906254.125 Route D north – Lohman
163.155262.573 Route CC north
Jefferson City165.064265.645 Route 179 north / Route B south – WardsvilleWest end of freeway
166.231267.523 Route C west (Southwest Boulevard) / Ellis Boulevard
167.231269.132Stadium BoulevardAccess to Lincoln University
167.271269.197 Madison StreetEastbound exit and westbound entrance. Access to Downtown Jefferson City and Capital Region Medical Center
168.188270.672
US 50 Bus. (Missouri Boulevard)
Access to Missouri State Capitol
168.444271.084 US 50 / US 63 south (Rex M. Whitton Expressway) – Kansas City, St. Louis, SedaliaWestern end of US 63 concurrency
168.534271.229McCarty StreetWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
168.726271.538Main Street – State CapitolWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
ColeCallaway
county line
168.821–
168.950
271.691–
271.899
Jefferson City Bridge over the Missouri River
Callaway169.582272.916 Route W – Airport
170.036273.646 US 63 north / Route 94 east – Columbia, MokaneEastern end of US 63 concurrency
Summit Township170.965275.141Summit DriveEastbound exit and westbound entrance
Holts Summit173.995280.018Center Street
175.215281.981 Route OO / Route AA – Holts Summit
Cedar Township178.492287.255 Route AE / Route TT
New Bloomfield180.184289.978 Route J (Redwood Drive) / CR 436 – GuthrieEast end of freeway
East Fulton Township184.830297.455 Route BB – Dixie
Fulton189.020304.198
US 54 Bus. / Route H
Interchange
190.944307.295 Route F (Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard) – Historic Downtown FultonInterchange
193.017310.631 Route HH (Westminster Avenue) – William Woods UniversityInterchange
194.510313.034
US 54 Bus. south (North Bluff Street)
Interchange; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Kingdom City198.277–
198.290
319.096–
319.117
I-70 / US 40 – Columbia, Kansas City, St. LouisI-70 exit 148
198.616319.641 Route FF
203.729327.870 Route T
Auxvasse204.819329.624 Route B (Harrison Street) / Route E – Montgomery City, HattonInterchange
AudrainSalt River Township208.453335.473 Route HH
Mexico211.877340.983
US 54 Bus. / Route 15 north / Route 22 west to Route D – Mexico
Interchange
Vandiver216.380348.230
US 54 Bus. south – Mexico, Missouri Military Academy
216.992349.215 Route JJ
Linn Township220.6299355.0694 Route A – Benton City
222.683358.374 Route B – Rush Hill
226.672–
226.756
364.793–
364.928
Route 19 / Route BB – Martinsburg, Wellsville, Montgomery CityWestern end of Route 19 concurrency; roundabout
Laddonia231.805373.054 Route K / Route KK
Prairie Township234.853377.959 Route 19 / Route J – Perry, New LondonEastern end of Route 19 concurrency
Farber238.477383.792 Route AA
238.648384.067 Route PP
Vandalia243.167391.339 Route P – Center
243.805392.366 Route F / Route W
Ralls
No major junctions
PikeSpencer Township248.664400.186 Route 154 – Perry, Paris
Curryville252.279406.004 Route E / Route M
254.816410.087 Route U
Bowling Green258.291415.679
US 54 Bus. – Bowling Green
259.630417.834
US 61 Bus.
260.144–
260.161
418.661–
418.689
US 61 – Hannibal, St. Louis
Tarrants261,171420,314
US 54 Bus. – Bowling Green
Buffalo Township267.574430.619 Route UU – Bowling Green
268.122431.501 Route NN
Louisiana271.194436.444 Route 79 / Great River Road north – HannibalWestern end of Route 79/Great River Road concurrency
271.444436.847 Route 79 / Great River Road south – ClarksvilleEastern end of Route 79/Great River Road concurrency
Mississippi River271.508436.950Champ Clark Bridge; MissouriIllinois line
US 54 east – PittsfieldContinuation 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. ^ a b Missouri Department of Transportation (April 29, 2020). MoDOT HPMAPS (Map). Missouri Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 29, 2020.
  3. ^ "2020 Miller County Route 54/Osage Hills Road Interchange". Missouri Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 28, 2020.

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