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Missouri Interstates & Highways

The State of Missouri passed Amendment 3 in 2004. The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) then began its Smoother, Safer, Sooner road-building program. MoDot began its goal of bringing 2,200 miles of highways up to good condition by December 2007.

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Missouri has numerous interstates and highways that are used by buses, big rigs, semis, commercial motor vehicles, and other large trucks on a daily basis. The highways and interstates are used to travel through St. Louis, Wentzville, Warrenton, Kingdom City, Columbia, Kansas City, and many other Missouri cites. Unfortunately, these are also the interstates where most of the truck accidents and auto collisions occur.


Some of the interstates include: Interstate 29, Interstate 229, Interstate 35, Interstate 435, Interstate 635, Interstate 44, Interstate 55, Interstate 155, Interstate 255, Interstate 57, Interstate 64, Interstate 70, Interstate 170, Interstate 270, Interstate 470, Interstate 670, and Interstate 72.


Interstate 29 (I-29) is an interstate highway that runs from Kansas City, MO to the Canadian border near Pembina, North Dakota, where it connects with Manitoba Provincial Highway 75. A significant amount of semi tractor trailer truck accidents can occur on this road during severe winter months.


Interstate 229 (I-229) in MO is an approximately 14-mile interstate highway in and near Saint Joseph that connects with Interstate 29. Interstate 229 provides the most direct access to downtown Saint Joseph and runs very close to the Missouri River and the Kansas state border. The length of this roadway may explain why there are not many motor vehicle collisions or dump truck accidents on this stretch.


Interstate 35 (I-35) is an interstate highway running north-south in the central United States and stretches from Laredo, Texas on the U.S.-Mexico border to Duluth, Minnesota at Minnesota. Tractor trailer accidents are common on this stretch of road. In the summer months it is important for the semi trucks and other large trucks to keep a lookout for motorcycle traffic. Not surprisingly, when a tractor trailer collides with a motorcycle on I-35, the rider usually winds up with serious personal injuries.


Interstate 435 (I-435) is an Interstate Highway beltway that encircles much of the Kansas City metropolitan area in the states of Kansas and Missouri. I-435 intersects with every other interstate highway in the Kansas City area except for Interstate 635 and Interstate 670. The majority of I-435 is within the state of Missouri, and most of that roadway lies within the city limits of Kansas City. This stretch is used often by commercial motor vehicles that are making deliveries around Kansas City. Low speed car crashes are more common around the urban areas than on the highways.


Interstate 44 (I-44) is an interstate highway in the central United States. It is one of five interstates built to bypass U.S. Route 66 and it covers the section between St Louis and Oklahoma City. This interstate is known for its nasty stretch near the Six Flags theme park. Numerous tractor trailer accidents have occurred in this area. Many of the rear-end crashes involve cars, trucks, and motorcycles.


Interstate 55 (I-55) is primarily a north-south highway. It goes from Louisiana to Chicago at U.S. Route 41. The section of Interstate 55 between Chicago and St. Louis was built as a bypass for U.S. Highway 66.


Interstate 155 (I-155) is an east-west interstate beginning in Missouri and continues through Tennessee. U.S. 412 is multiplexed along the entire length of Interstate 155.


Interstate 255 (I-255) is a bypass route of Interstate 55 near St. Louis, MO and with Interstate 270, it loops around the city. A majority of this interstate route runs through Illinois. This is another area where semi drivers need to watch for motorcycle riders in the summer months.


Interstate 57 (I-57) is an interstate highway extends from Miner, Missouri at Interstate 55, to Chicago, Illinois at Interstate 94. Interstate 57 allows travelers to bypass Interstate 55 who are headed on their way to Chicago instead of going through St. Louis.


Interstate 64 (I-64) is just west of an interchange with Rt. K in O’Fallon, Missouri. Highway 64 is known for its serious traffic accidents throughout the year. Motor vehicle accidents and auto accidents are common throughout the year.


Interstate 70 (I-70) is a long interstate highway that runs from Interstate 15 in Utah to Baltimore, Maryland. I-70 approximately traces the path of U.S. Route 40. (and also the old National Road) east of the Rocky Mountains. The sections of the interstate in Missouri and Kansas are said to be the first interstate in the United States. This highway runs through the state of Missouri and has numerous big rig, tractor trailer, and larger truck collisions each year.


Interstate 170 (I-170) is in the St. Louis, MO metropolitan area. I-170, also known as the Inner Belt Expressway, travels north-south through the St. Louis suburbs of Hazelwood, Berkeley, St. John, Charlack, Vinita Park, Sycamore Hills, Bel-Ridge, Olivette, Overland, University City, Ladue, Clayton, and Richmond Heights. I-170 connects to Interstate 270 and Interstate 64. I-170 provides access to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.


Interstate 270 (I-270) makes up a large portion of the outer belt freeway in the St. Louis, MO metropolitan area. The western terminus of I-270 is at the junction with Interstate 55 in Mehlville, Missouri; the eastern terminus of the freeway is at the junction with I-70 north of Troy, Illinois. It is common to see automobile crashes Interstate 270 during the winter months.


Interstate 470 (I-470) connects Independence, Missouri and southeast Kansas City, Missouri. I-470 travels through the city of Lee’s Summit.


Interstate 670 (I-670)is a short connector highway between I-70 in Kansas City, Kansas and I-70 in Kansas City, Missouri. The freeway provides a more direct route through downtown Kansas City than I-70.


Interstate 72 (I-72) is stretches from Hannibal, Missouri to Champaign, Illinois.


Missouri Routes

Missouri has numerous Routes that travel through St. Louis, Kingdom City, Columbia, Kansas City, Wentzville, Warrenton, and many other Missouri cites. Tractor trailers, large trucks, big rigs, and buses travel these routes regularly. As a result of this heavy travel, numerous motor vehicle accidents occur on these roadways every year.

Some of the MO routes include:

  • U.S. Route 59 , U.S. Route 159, U.S. Route 61;
  • U.S. Route 63, U.S. Route 65, U.S. Route 67;
  • U.S. Route 69, U.S. Route 169, U.S. Route 71;
  • U.S. Route 169, U.S. Route 275, U.S. Route 412;
  • U.S. Route 24, U.S. Route 40, U.S. Route 50;
  • U.S. Route 54, U.S. Route 56, U.S. Route 60;
  • U.S. Route 160, U.S. Route 460, U.S. Route 62; and
  • U.S. Route 66, U.S. Route 166, and U.S. Route 400.

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