U.S. Route 60 in Missouri

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U.S. Route 60 marker
U.S. Route 60
US 60 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MoDOT
Length341.248 mi[1] (549.185 km)
Existed1926–present
Major junctions
West end US 60 at Oklahoma state line in Seneca
 
East end US 60 / US 62 at Illinois state line east of Charleston
Location
CountiesNewton, Barry, Lawrence, Christian, Greene, Webster, Wright, Texas, Howell, Shannon, Carter, Butler, Stoddard, New Madrid, Scott, Mississippi
Highway system
Route 59 US 61

U.S. Route 60 (US 60) is a part of the United States Numbered Highway System that runs from Brenda, Arizona, east to Virginia Beach, Virginia. In the state of Missouri, US 60 is a main east–west highway that runs through the southern part of the state, from the Oklahoma border to the Illinois border.

Route description[edit]

US 60 enters Missouri from Oklahoma in Seneca south of I-44. It is a two-lane highway. It intersects I-49 in Neosho. US 60 shares a concurrency with Route 59. Route 86 has a brief concurrency with US 60 and Route 59. US 60 will turn east and leave Route 59 before passing through Granby. From Monett to Republic, US 60 has alternate passing lanes while passing through Aurora, Marionville, and Billings. In Republic, US 60 becomes a four-lane divided highway and remains a four lane to Charleston. It enters Springfield and merges onto the James River Freeway. It has a brief concurrency with US 160 and intersects Route 13. US 60 intersects US 65 before leaving Springfield and the freeway ends.

After leaving Springfield, US 60 intersects Route 125 through a stoplight which will be replaced with an interchange in the near future. It passes through Rogersville, Fordland, and Seymour. US 60 has a brief concurrency with Route 5 in Mansfield. US 60 passes through Mountain Grove. US 60 picks up a concurrency with US 63 in Cabool then US 63 departs from US 60 near Willow Springs at a freeway to freeway interchange. US 60 passes through Mountain View where the divided highway briefly ends. While passing through Mountain View, US 60 has left turn lanes and has a concurrency with Route 17. After leaving Mountain View, US 60 goes back to a divided highway. US 60 passes through Birch Tree, Winona, Van Buren and Ellsinore. Next, US 60 has a concurrency with US 67 to Poplar Bluff.

In Poplar Bluff, US 60 will separate from US 67 at a cloverleaf interchange. US 60 passes through Dexter before enter entering Sikeston where US 60 intersect I-55 and I-57 at a cloverleaf interchange and picks up a concurrency with I-57. In Charleston, US 60 will leave I-57 at exit 12. At this point, US 60 becomes a two-lane highway. US 60 will leave Missouri crossing Cairo Mississippi River Bridge along with US 62 into Illinois.[1]

History[edit]

Before the U.S. Highway system was created, US 60 was Route 16.[citation needed]

On May 17, 1946, William Jefferson Blythe, Jr., the biological father of Bill Clinton, died on US 60 in a car accident after he was tossed out of his vehicle and drowned in a ditch.[2]

There has been several improvements on US 60. The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) completed the process of upgrading 59 miles (95 km) of US 60 from Willow Springs to Van Buren to a four-lane highway (two lanes in each direction) on July 9, 2010, marking the completion of a four-lane highway from Republic to Charleston, a total of approximately 240 miles (390 km). Some of the at-grade intersections were replaced with interchanges.[citation needed]

East of US 60 and US 65 interchange in Springfield, there used to be railroad crossings that have been replaced with overpasses over the railroad tracks. That project included redesigning the US 60 and US 65 interchange. It was completed in 2012.[citation needed]

In 2016, US 60 through Rogersville was converted into a freeway.[3] Between Springfield and Rogersville, the junction of Route NN/J was converted into an interchange.[4]

Future[edit]

The junction of US 60 and Route 125 west of Rogersville is currently a at-grade intersection with a stoplight. There are plans to convert it into an interchange.[5]

US 60 from Poplar Bluff to Sikeston is planned to be upgraded to I-57. I-57 currently ends at I-55 in Sikeston. I-57 will then continue south following US 67 down to Arkansas.[6]

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmi[1]kmExitDestinationsNotes
NewtonSeneca0.0000.000 US 60 west – WyandotteContinuation into Oklahoma
0.4380.705
US 60 Bus. west / Route 43 – Seneca, Tiff City
Roundabout
Neosho11.418.3 I-49 / US 71 – Joplin, Fort SmithI-49 exit 24
12.620.3
I-49 BL south / US 60 Bus. east / Route 59 (S. Neosho Boulevard)
Western end of Route 59 overlap
NeoshoGranby
township line
17.56828.273 Route 86 west – NeoshoWestern end of Route 86 overlap
17.81828.675 Route 86 east – CassvilleEastern end of Route 86 overlap
19.86331.966
US 60 Bus. / Route 59 – Neosho, Diamond
Eastern end of Route 59 overlap
BarryYonkerville37.28560.004 Route 97 – Pierce City, Pulaskifield
Monett41.71267.129 Route 37 – Monett
42.55168.479
US 60 Bus. east / Route H (Kyler Street)
LawrenceSpring River Township47.07675.761
US 60 Bus. west – Monett
Verona49.39579.494
US 60 Bus. east – Verona
Aurora54.13887.127 Route 265 north / Route 39 to Route 248 – AuroraWestern end of Route 265 overlap
56.35690.696
US 60 Bus. west – Aurora
Marionville60.17696.844 Route 265 south – CraneEastern end of Route 265 overlap
60.45697.295 Route 14 east
ChristianWest PolkEast Polk
township line
65.192104.916 Route 413 south – CraneWestern end of Route 413 overlap
Billings66.153106.463 Route 14 west (Mt. Vernon Road) – McKinleyWestern end of Route 14 overlap
66.747107.419 Route 14 east (Jefferson Avenue)Eastern end of Route 14 overlap
GreeneRepublic73.347118.041 Route 174 west – Chesapeake
Springfield77.657124.977
Route 413 north (W. Sunshine Street) / Route 360 west (James River Freeway) to I-44 – Springfield
Eastern end of Route 413 overlap
79.749128.344 US 160 west / Route FF – BattlefieldWestern end of US 160 overlap. Access to Springfield-Branson National Airport
82.531132.821 Route 13 north (Kansas Expressway)Diverging diamond interchange; western end of Route 13 overlap
83.696134.696 US 160 east / Route 13 south / Campbell Avenue – NixaEastern end of US 160 and Route 13 overlaps. Access to Downtown Springfield and Bass Pro Shops
84.905136.641 National AvenueAccess to Missouri State University, Ozarks Technical Community College, Drury University, Cox South Hospital, and Mercy Hospital
86.248–
86.321
138.803–
138.920

US 65 Bus. (Glenstone Avenue) / Republic Road
Western end of US 65 Business overlap. Access to Evangel University and Springfield Nature Center
87.809–
87.839
141.315–
141.363


US 65 / US 65 Bus. ends – Branson, Sedalia
Eastern end of US 65 Business overlap
Clay Township90.337145.383 Route J / Route NN – Turners, Ozark
Washington Township94.146151.513 Route 125 – Linden, StraffordFuture interchange
Rogersville95.929154.383Farm Road 247Eastbound exit and westbound entrance only
95.985–
96.770
154.473–
155.736

US 60 Bus. east / Route B / Farm Road 253
Webster97.723157.270 Route VV (Mill Street)
99.634160.345
US 60 Bus. west – Rogersville
Fordland105.682–
106.336
170.079–
171.131
Route PP – FordlandNo westbound entrance
WrightMansfield126.050202.858
US 60 Bus. east / Route 5 south / Route EE – Mansfield, Ava
Western end of Route 5 overlap
127.307204.881
US 60 Bus. west / Route 5 north – Mansfield, Hartville
Eastern end of Route 5 overlap
Clark Township132.709213.574 Route K / Route Y – Macomb
Norwood136.223219.230 Route C / Route E – Norwood
Mountain Grove Township142.908229.988
US 60 Bus. east – Mountain Grove
Mountain Grove145.363233.939 Route 95 – Mountain Grove
TexasClinton Township149.284240.249
US 60 Bus. west / Route MM – Mountain Grove
152.278245.068
US 60 Bus. east – Cabool
Eastbound exit and westbound entrance only
Cabool154.762249.065 Route 181 – Cabool
155.984251.032
US 63 north / US 60 Bus. – Houston, Rolla
Western end of US 63 overlap
HowellWillow Springs164.815265.244

US 60 Bus. east / US 63 Bus. south – Willow Springs
167.060268.857 Route 76 west / Route 137 north – Willow Springs
169.140272.204

US 60 Bus. west / US 63 Bus. north – Willow Springs
Willow Springs Township169.895273.419 US 63 south – West Plains, ThayerEastern end of US 63 overlap
Mountain View183.363295.094 Route 17 south – West PlainsWestern end of Route 17 overlap
184.902297.571 Route 17 northEastern end of Route 17 overlap
ShannonBirch Tree195.302314.308 Route 99 south / Route FF – Birch Tree
Winona203.789327.967 Route 19 south – AltonWestern end of Route 19 overlap
204.594329.262 Route 19 north – EminenceEastern end of Route 19 overlap
CarterChicopee224.722361.655 Route 103 south – Big Spring
Van Buren225.222362.460
US 60 Bus. east
Carter Township226.725364.879


US 60 Bus. west to Route D / Route W
231.261372.179 Route 21 north / Route 34 – EllingtonWestern end of Route 21 overlap
Johnson Township241.196388.167 Route 21 south – Hunter, Grandin, DoniphanEastern end of Route 21 overlap
ButlerBlack River Township260.535419.290 US 67 north – St. LouisWestern end of US 67 overlap
Poplar Bluff265.007–
265.738
426.487–
427.664


Future I-57 south / US 67 east / US 60 Bus. south / US 67 Bus. – Poplar Bluff, Corning AR
Cloverleaf interchange; Eastern end of Future I-57 and US 67 overlap
Poplar Bluff Township270.884435.946
US 60 Bus. – Poplar Bluff
Westbound exit and eastbound entrance only
271.506436.947 Route T / Route AA – Lake Wappapello
StoddardDuck Creek Township279.397449.646 Route 51 – Fisk, Puxico
285.153458.909 Route TT / Route WW – Dudley
Dexter290.567467.622
US 60 Bus. east / Route AD – Dexter
292.101470.091One Mile Road – Dexter
Liberty Township293.732472.716
US 60 Bus. west / Route 25 – Dexter, Bloomfield
Richland Township301.238484.796 Route 153 south / Route N – Circle City, Parma
306.429493.150 Route 114 – Morehouse
New MadridBig Prairie Township311.034500.561
US 60 Bus. east / Route FF to Route 114
Sikeston313.917505.200
US 61 east / US 62 / US 60 Bus. – Sikeston, New Madrid
Scott316.675509.6391 I-55 – St. Louis, Memphis

I-57 begins
Cloverleaf interchange; Western end of I-57 overlap; signed as exits 1A (south) and 1B (north)
MississippiLong Prairie Township321.591517.5514 Route B – Bertrand
Charleston327.420526.93110 I-57 BL north / Route 105 – Charleston, East Prairie
329.752530.68412 I-57 north / I-57 BL south / US 62 west / Route 77 north – Charleston, WyattEastern end of I-57 overlap; western end of US 62 and Route 77 overlaps
Wilson City334.873538.926 Route 77 south / Route Y – Wyatt, Alfalfa CenterEastern end of Route 77 overlap
Mississippi River341.248549.185Cairo Mississippi River Bridge; Missouri–Illinois state line
US 60 east / US 62 east – CairoContinuation into Illinois
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Missouri Department of Transportation (November 27, 2020). MoDOT HPMAPS (Map). Missouri Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 27, 2020.
  2. ^ Weingarten, Gene (June 20, 1993). "The First Father: William Jefferson Blythe and the Back Roads of Fate". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved December 11, 2020.
  3. ^ "Project Freeway: U.S. 60 Rogersville - COMPLETED | Missouri Department of Transportation". www.modot.org. Retrieved September 28, 2021.
  4. ^ "U.S. Route 60 at Greene County Routes NN/J Interchange Project - Construction Projects - News | Transportation Management Center OzarksTraffic". www.ozarkstraffic.com. Retrieved September 28, 2021.
  5. ^ "Route 60 at Route 125 Interchange". Missouri Department of Transportation. Retrieved March 21, 2021.
  6. ^ "U.S. 67 (Future I-57) in Butler County". Missouri Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 29, 2021.

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