U.S. Route 54 in Missouri

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U.S. Route 54 marker

U.S. Route 54
Route information
Maintained by MoDOT
Length279 mi[2] (449 km)
Existed1927[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
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.

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Kansas state line0.00.0 US-54 continues west into Kansas
VernonCoal 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 CityI-49 exit 102A
 – Nevada Municipal Airport
Walker Township Route C – Walker
Clear Creek Township Route K – Nevada
Route AA – Schell City
CedarBox 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 ClairRoscoe Township Route K
Washington Township Route V – Vista
Route J – Stockton
Collins Route 13 – Humansville, Osceola
HickoryWeaubleau Route 123 – Humansville
Weaubleau Township Route H
Montgomery Township Route AA
Route 83 – WarsawWestern terminus of Route 83 concurrency
Wheatland Route 83 / Route B – BolivarEastern 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
CamdenBranch 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, LebanonInterchange
Linn Creek Route V – Hugo
Osage Township Route A – Richland
Route YInterchange
Osage Beach Route KK – Grand Glaize-Osage Beach AirportInterchange; west end of freeway
 Nichols Road – Lake of the Ozarks General Hospital
Case Road
Osage Beach Parkway / Jefferies RoadNo westbound entrance
Grand Glaize Bridge over the Lake of the Ozarks
Osage Beach Parkway / Passover Road
To Route 134 / Osage Beach ParkwayInterchange; east end of freeway
MillerGlaze Township Route 242 – Lake OzarkInterchange
Lakeside
US 54 Bus. south – Lake Ozark
Franklin Township
US 54 Bus. north (Aurora Street) / Route 52 – Eldon, Barnett, Tuscumbia, Versailles
Interchange
Eldon Route 87 north / Route M – CaliforniaInterchange

US 54 Bus. south – Eldon
Interchange; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Saline Township Route AA – Russellville
ColeClark Township Route 17 south – Eugene, Tuscumbia, Fort Leonard WoodInterchange
Route D north – Lohman
Brazito Route E east – Wardsville
Jefferson City Route 179 north / Route B south – Jamestown, WardsvilleInterchange; west end of freeway
Route C west (Southwest Boulevard) / Ellis Boulevard
Stadium Boulevard — Lincoln University
 Madison Street — Downtown Jefferson City, Capital Region Medical CenterEastbound exit and westbound entrance

US 50 Bus. (Missouri Boulevard) – Missouri State Capitol
US 50 / US 63 south (Rex M. Whitton Expressway) – Kansas City, Saint Louis, SedaliaWestern terminus of US 63 concurrency
McCarty StreetWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
West Main Street — Missouri State CapitolWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
Bridge over the Missouri River
ColeCallaway
county line
 Cedar City Road / Airport Road – Jefferson City Memorial Airport
Callaway US 63 north / Route 94 east – Columbia, MokaneEastern terminus of US 63 concurrency
Summit TownshipSouth Summit Drive / Riviera Heights RoadEastbound exit and westbound entrance
Holts SummitEast Center Street
East Simon Boulevard
Cedar Township Route TT
New Bloomfield Route J (Redwood Drive) / CR 436 – GuthrieInterchange; east end of freeway
East Fulton Township Route BB – Dixie
Fulton
US 54 Bus. / Route H
Interchange
Route F (Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd) – Historic Downtown FultonInterchange
Route HH (Westminster Avenue) – Westminster CollegeInterchange

US 54 Bus. south (North Bluff Street)
Interchange; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Kingdom City I-70 / US 40 – Columbia, Kansas City, Saint LouisI-70 exit 148
Auxvasse Route B (Harrison Street) / Route E – Montgomery City, HattonInterchange
AudrainSalt River Township Route HH

US 54 Bus. north – Mexico
Interchange
Vandiver
US 54 Bus. south (East Liberty Street) – Mexico
South Fork Township  – Mexico Memorial Airport
Linn Township Route A – Benton City
Route B – Rush Hill
Route 19 / Route BB – Martinsburg, Wellsville, Montgomery CityWestern terminus of Route 19 concurrency
Laddonia Route K
Prairie Township Route 19 / Route J – Perry, New LondonEastern terminus of Route 19 concurrency
Farber Route PP
Vandalia Route P – Center
Route F / Route W
PikeSpencer 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 – HannibalWestern terminus of Route 79 concurrency
Route 79 – ClarksvilleEastern 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
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