U.S. Route 67 in Missouri

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This article is about the section of U.S. Route 67 in Missouri. For the entire route, see U.S. Route 67.

U.S. Route 67 marker

U.S. Route 67
Route information
Maintained by MoDOT
Length: 197.741 mi[1] (318.233 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 67 at the Arkansas state line
 
North end: US 67 at the Illinois state line
Location
Counties: Butler, Wayne, Madison, St. Francois, Jefferson, St. Louis County, St. Charles
Highway system
Route 66 Route 68

U.S. Route 67 (US 67) is the portion of a north-south highway in Missouri that starts at the Arkansas state line south of Neelyville and ends at the Illinois state line northeast of West Alton.

Route description[edit]

Going from south to north, US 67 enters Missouri at the Arkansas state line. About 10 miles (16 km) north of the state line, it intersects US 160. At the southwest corner of Poplar Bluff, Business Route 67 goes into Poplar Bluff while US 67 bypasses Poplar Bluff to the west on a freeway-grade highway. It then joins US 60 at the northwest corner of Poplar Bluff. Both 60 and 67 then follow a four-lane route to an interchange about 6 miles (9.7 km) northwest of Poplar Bluff, where US 60 heads west toward Springfield while US 67 heads north to St. Louis.

Construction is complete to divide the highway through Wayne, Madison and Butler Counties, including bypasses around Greenville and Cherokee Pass. The new divided highway opened on August 19, 2011, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Additionally, MoDOT has extended the divided highway south to US 160 south of Poplar Bluff.

From Fredericktown, US 67 passes through Farmington, where an existing interchange with Route 221 was converted to a diverging diamond interchange in September 2012.[2] US 67 then proceeds through Park Hills, Desloge, and Bonne Terre. About 25 miles (40 km) north of Bonne Terre, US 67 crosses Interstate 55 and enters Festus and Crystal City and picks up US 61. This becomes known as Truman Boulevard in Festus and Crystal City, Highway 61-67 from Herculaneum to Imperial, and Jeffco Boulevard from Arnold until it exits Jefferson County and enters St. Louis County, where it becomes Lemay Ferry Road.

St. Louis County[edit]

When US 67/61 reaches St. Louis County, It travels Lemay Ferry Road (Route 267) until it reaches Lindbergh Boulevard. There it travels Lindbergh Boulevard (known as Kirkwood Road in Kirkwood). US 61 then turns west onto I-64/US 40 West towards Wentzville. Lindbergh, named for aviator Charles Lindbergh, continues north through Frontenac, Ladue, Creve Coeur, Maryland Heights, Bridgeton, Hazelwood and Florissant until it reaches Lewis & Clark Boulevard (Route 367). From there, it continues straight north to West Alton, Missouri and then crosses the Mississippi River on the Clark Bridge and enters Alton, Illinois.

The only vehicular tunnel in Missouri is located on US 67 at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, where the road tunnels under the runway.

History[edit]

The northern terminus was at Alt. US 61 near Fredericktown, Missouri, in 1926. The route was extended north on Illinois Route 3 (through western Illinois) to its northern terminus in Rock Island, Illinois by 1932 . Sometime after 1940, US 67 was routed into Madison County. Then, it was co-signed with Route 66 as both routes went across the McKinley Bridge.

By the mid-1940s, US 67 had been rerouted from St. Louis to Alton via the Lewis Bridge over the Missouri River and the Clark Bridge (formerly the Old Clark Bridge) over the Mississippi River. The Alton to Jerseyville section now passed through Godfrey and Delhi. By the mid-1950s, a more direct route for US 67 from Godfrey to Jacksonville via Greenfield had opened. Heading north from Downtown Alton, US 67 was rerouted via an abandoned railroad grade to the north end of town.

Between Fort Bellefontaine, Missouri (near Lewis Bridge) and south of St. Louis, US 67 followed two different routes. US 67 originally followed Lewis and Clark Boulevard, Florissant Avenue, 7th Street, and Broadway south through St. Louis. US 67 Bypass followed Lindbergh Boulevard around the city. Route 99 was an inner bypass within the city limits, following Kingshighway Boulevard and Riverview Boulevard between Route 30 (Gravois Road) and US 67 (Florissant Avenue). US 67 replaced Route 99 in the mid-1950s, using Loughborough Avenue at the south end, and the old route south of downtown became an extension of US 67 Alternate, which had begun downtown and crossed into Illinois towards Alton. (The old US 67 north of downtown was mostly US 66 City.) Later, in the late 1960s, US 67 moved to the bypass, and the old route, where not turned back to the city, became Route 267 and Route 367.

In 1964, US 67A was replaced by Route 3, as St. Louis started to get rid of highways such as 67A. A new four-lane Route 3 opened a few years later.

Junction list[edit]

All exits are unnumbered.

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Butler Neely Township 0.000 0.000 US 67 south Continuation into Arkansas
Neelyville 4.659 7.498 Route 142
Beaver Dam Township 11.700 18.829 US 160 west / Route 158 east Interchange
Poplar Bluff 17.541 28.230
US 67 Bus. north / Route M to Route 53 – Poplar Bluff
Interchange
20.208 32.522 Route PP – Poplar Bluff Interchange
21.992–
23.110
35.393–
37.192

US 60 east / US 60 Bus. east / US 67 Bus. south to Route W – Sikeston, Poplar Bluff
Interchange; southern terminus of US 60 concurrency
Black River Township 27.435 44.152 US 60 west – Van Buren, Springfield Interchange; northern terminus of US 60 concurrency
Route JJ
Wayne Black River Township 35.441 57.037 Route 49 north / Route 172 east – Williamsville, Annapolis
Saint Francois Township Route F
Route A – Williamsville
Greenville 48.077 77.372
US 67 Bus. north
49.882 80.277
US 67 Bus. south
Silva 54.106 87.075 Route 34 Interchange
Cedar Creek Township Route K
Coldwater Route EE
Twelvemile Township Route N
Madison Central Township
US 67 Bus.
Cherokee Pass Route C – Central, Saco
Route A – Marquand
Millcreek
US 67 Bus. / Route E – Arcadia
Interchange
Fredericktown
US 67 Bus. / Route 72 to Route Z – Oak Grove, Arcadia, Castor Station
Interchange
Mine La Motte Township Route H – Farmington
Saint Francois Knob Lick Route DD
Pendleton Township Route H – Farmington
Farmington Route 221 / Route W – Doe Run, Pilot Knob Interchange
Maple Street Interchange
Route 32 – Ste. Genevieve Interchange; southern terminus of Route 32 concurrency
Park Hills Woodlawn Drive Interchange

Route 32 to Route 32 Bus. – Bismarck, Caledonia
Interchange; northern terminus of Route 32 concurrency
Koen Creek Turnaround Interchange
Parkway Drive / Doss Road Interchange
Desloge Route 8 – Leadwood, Springtown, Potosi Interchange
Bonne Terre Old Orchard Road / Vo-Tec Road Interchange
Route 47 / Route K – Old Mines Interchange
Big River Township Route Y – French Village, Bloomsdale
Route JJ
Jefferson Valle Township Route V – Valles Mines Interchange
Plattin Township Route JJ
Olympian Village Route 110 / Route CC – De Soto Interchange
Festus Route CC
I-55 – Saint Louis, Memphis I-55 exit 174
US 61 – Sikeston Southern terminus of US 61 concurrency
Route A
Pevely Route Z
Barnhart Route M – Antonia
Arnold Route 231 – Oakville, Lemay
Route 141 – Fenton
Saint Louis Mehlville I-255 southwest – East Saint Louis, Alton Direct access to southwest-bound I-255 and from northeast-bound I-255 only; full access signed at US 50
I-255 northeast / US 50 / Route 267 – East Saint Louis, Alton, Lemay Southern terminus of US 50 concurrency; direct access to northeast-bound I-255 and from southwest-bound I-255 only
See US 50
Kirkwood I-44 / US 50 / Historic US 66 – Joplin, Kansas City Northern terminus of US 50 concurrency; I-44 exit 277B
Route 100 – Des Peres, Saint Louis
Frontenac I-64 / US 40 / US 61 – Chesterfield, Saint Louis Northern terminus of US 61 concurrency; I-64 exit 28A
Creve Coeur Monsanto Drive Interchange; access to Monsanto Company
Route 340 – Chesterfield, Wellston Interchange; no direct access from southbound US 67 to westbound Route 340, nor from westbound Route 340 to northbound US 67
Maryland Heights Route D (Page Avenue) Interchange
Bridgeton Route 180 – Saint Louis Interchange
I-70 – Saint Louis, Kansas City I-70 exit 235A-B
Route B (Natural Bridge Road) / Lambert International Boulevard Interchange
Tunnel underneath Missouri Air National Guard (Saint Louis)
Hazelwood I-270 – Bridgeton, Florissant I-270 exit 25
Spanish Lake Route 367 – Bellefontaine Neighbors, Saint Louis Interchange
Missouri River Unnamed bridge
Saint Charles West Alton Route 94 – Saint Charles
Mississippi River US 67 continues via the Clark Bridge into Illinois
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Missouri Department of Transportation (July 21, 2013). Flex Map Viewer (Map). Missouri Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ Southeast District (August 17, 2012). "Route 221 to Close for Interchange Conversion in St. Francois County" (Press release). Missouri Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 8, 2014. 
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