U.S. 71

U.S. 71 runs from U.S. 190 east of Opelousas, Louisiana, to International Falls, Minnesota, at the Canadian border. Most of the highway between Shreveport, Louisiana, and Kansas City, Missouri, is slated to become a northern extension of Interstate 49, including parts of the highway in northern Louisiana, western Arkansas, far northeastern Texas, and western Missouri. U.S. 71 is 4-lane divided highway between MO 59 near Anderson, MO, to Kansas City, where it joins Interstate 29 until St. Joseph. Basically, U.S. 71 is the main highway for north-south travel in western Missouri.

PICTURES

U.S. 71 South approaching Interstate 44 - 2 miles. MO 59
takes over the mainline highway, and U.S. 71 heads to the
west with Interstate 44. (Photo taken 12/1/02)
U.S. 71 South approaching Interstate 44 - 1 mile. There is
an interchange for Cedar Rd. just ahead. (Photo taken
12/1/02)
U.S. 71 South at Cedar Road exit. Interstate 44 is about
3/4 mile ahead. (Photo taken 12/1/02)
U.S. 71 South approaching Interstate 44 - 1/2 mile. (Photo
taken 12/1/02)
U.S. 71 South departs from the mainline highway and joins
Interstate 44 West at this exit. (Photo taken 12/1/02)
U.S. 71 South at SSR-HH exit - Fir Rd./Carterville. This is
a typical woman's favorite exit, as it leads to the Precious
Moments museum. (Photo taken 12/1/02)
U.S. 71 South at MO 571 South/MO 96/Bus. U.S. 71/MO
171 North - Webb City/Central Ave. exit. Whew, that's a lot
of shields on one sign! (Photo taken 12/1/02)
U.S. 71 South at Civil War Road exit in Carthage. (Photo
taken 12/1/02)
U.S. 71 South at SSR-V/SSR-D - Garrison Ave./Alba exit.
(Photo taken 12/1/02)
U.S. 71 South at SSR-N/M exit. (Photo taken 12/1/02)
U.S. 71 South at SSR-K/H - Jasper. (Photo taken 12/1/02)
U.S. 71 South at MO 126. This is one of several at-grade
intersections along U.S. 71 that will need to be eliminated
if this is to become Interstate 49. (Photo taken 12/1/02)
U.S. 71 South at U.S. 160 - Lamar/Mindenmines. (Photo
taken 12/1/02)
U.S. 71 South at SSR-EE/DD. (Photo taken 12/1/02)
U.S. 71 South at SSR-C/V. (Photo taken 12/1/02)
U.S. 71 South at SSR-B/N - Sheldon/Bronaugh. (Photo
taken 12/1/02)
U.S. 71 South at SSR-DD. (Photo taken 12/1/02)
U.S. 71 South at SSR-BB. (Photo taken 12/1/02)
U.S. 71 South at SSR-E. (Photo taken 12/1/02)
U.S. 71 South at SSR-K - Nevada/Camp Clark. (Photo
taken 12/1/02)
U.S. 71 South at U.S. 54 - Nevada/El Dorado Springs exit.
(Photo taken 12/1/02)
U.S. 71 South at Business U.S. 71 - Nevada. (Photo
taken 12/1/02)
U.S. 71 South at Highland Ave. exit. (Photo taken 12/1/02)
U.S. 71 South at SSR-M. (Photo taken 12/1/02)
U.S. 71 South at SSR-D. (Photo taken 12/1/02)
U.S. 71 South at Horton exit. (Photo taken 12/1/02)
U.S. 71 South at SSR-TT. (Photo taken 12/1/02)
U.S. 71 South at SSR-B/A - Osceola/Rich Hill. (Photo
taken 12/1/02)
U.S. 71 South at MO 52 East - Appleton City. (Photo
taken 12/1/02)
U.S. 71 South at MO 52 West - Butler/Amoret. (Photo
taken 12/1/02)
U.S. 71 South at SSR-D/F/Business U.S. 71 - Passaic/
Butler exit. (Photo taken 12/1/02)
U.S. 71 South at MO 18 - Clinton/Adrian exit. (Photo taken
12/1/02)
U.S. 71 South at SSR-E/AA. (Photo taken 12/1/02)
U.S. 71 South at SSR-B/A - Archie/Drexel. (Photo taken
12/1/02)
U.S. 71 South at MO 7 South - Clinton. (Photo taken
12/1/02)
U.S. 71 South at MO 2 East - Commercial St. exit. (Photo
taken 6/30/03)
U.S. 71 South at MO 7 North/MO 2 - Harrisonville. (Photo
taken 11/30/02)
The same sign bridge as seen seven months later. All
signs in the Harrisonville area were replaced at the same
time as the reconstruction of U.S. 71 took place. (Photo
taken 6/29/03)
U.S. 71 North at MO 2 West/MO 7 North exit. These
signs were replaced during the reconstruction of the
northbound lanes, which was in progress at the time I
took this picture. (Photo taken 6/30/03)

I also took several nightime pictures from U.S. 71 North on 11/28/02. However, most are not of too high quality.
If you want to see them, however, you can click
here. You have been warned!

U.S. 71 North at MO 291 - Harrisonville/Lees Summit exit.
(Photo taken 11/30/02)
At the gore point for MO 291, the northbound lanes of
U.S. 71 head to the left. This gantry is present to let
motorists know that MO 291 is straight ahead. (Photo
taken 11/30/02)
U.S. 71 South at MO 291 North - Harrisonville exit.
(Photo taken 11/30/02)
U.S. 71 North at SSR-C/J - Peculiar exit. (Photo taken
11/30/02)
Another shot of U.S. 71 North at SSR-C/SSR-J - Peculiar
as seen seven months later. (Photo taken 6/30/03)
U.S. 71 South at SSR-J/C - Peculiar. (Photo taken
11/29/02)
U.S. 71 North at MO 58 - Belton/Raymore exit. (Photo
taken 11/30/02)
Another view of U.S. 71 North at MO 58 as seen seven
months later. (Photo taken 6/30/03)
U.S. 71 South at MO 58 - Belton/Raymore. (Photo taken
11/29/02)
U.S. 71 South at SSR-Y - Belton. (Photo taken 11/29/02)
U.S. 71 North at 155th St. exit. (Photo taken 11/30/02)
U.S. 71 North at 155th St. exit as seen seven months
later. (Photo taken 6/30/03)
U.S. 71 South at 155th St. exit. The highway goes from
six to four lanes following this exit. (Photo taken 11/29/02)
U.S. 71 North at MO 150 exit. (Photo taken 11/30/02)
Another view of U.S. 71 North at MO 150 as seen seven
months later. (Photo taken 6/30/03)
U.S. 71 South at MO 150 exit. (Photo taken 11/30/02)
U.S. 71 North at 140th St. exit. (Photo taken 11/30/02)
Another view of U.S. 71 North at 140th St. as seen seven
months later. (Photo taken 6/30/03)
U.S. 71 South at 140th St. exit. (Photo taken 11/30/02)
U.S. 71 North at Main St. exit. (Photo taken 11/30/02)
Another view of U.S. 71 North at Main St. as seen seven
months later. (Photo taken 6/30/03)
U.S. 71 South at Main St. exit. (Photo taken 11/30/02)
U.S. 71 North at Blue Ridge Blvd. exit. (Photo taken
11/30/02)
Another view of U.S. 71 North at Blue Ridge Blvd. as
seen seven months later. (Photo taken 6/30/03)
U.S. 71 South at Blue Ridge Blvd. exit. (Photo taken
11/30/02)
U.S. 71 North at Hickman Mills exit. (Photo taken
11/30/02)
U.S. 71 North at Hickman Mills, seen seven months
later. (Photo taken 6/30/03)
U.S. 71 South at Longview Road exit. (Photo taken
11/30/02)
U.S. 71 North at Red Bridge Rd. exit. (Photo taken
11/30/02)
U.S. 71 North at Red Bridge Rd. as seen seven months
later. (Photo taken 6/30/03)
U.S. 71 South at Red Bridge Rd. exit. (Photo taken
11/30/02)
These white-on-blue signs are posted at each approach
to the conglomeration of interchanges that is U.S. 71 at
Interstate 435 and Interstate 470. The interchange is
known as the Grandview Triangle. A major reconstruction
project is underway at the Triangle. (Photo taken
6/30/03)
U.S. 71 North approaching Interstates 435/470. (Photo
taken 11/30/02)
View of the same sign bridge as seen seven months
later. (Photo taken 6/30/03)
U.S. 71 North at Interstate 435 West/Interstate 470 East/
U.S. 50 exit. (Photo taken 11/30/02)
View from U.S. 71 North at Interstate 435 West/Interstate
470 East/U.S. 50, as seen seven months later. (Photo
taken 6/30/03)
U.S. 71 North at Interstate 435 North - Kansas City/Des
Moines exit. (Photo taken 11/30/02)
U.S. 71 North at Interstate 435 North, as seen seven
months later. Notice how the sign bridge has been
temporarily replaced with an orange sign due to the
construction. (Photo taken 6/30/03)
U.S. 71 North at SSR-W - Bannister Rd. exit. (Photo
taken 6/30/03)
U.S. 71 North at Hickman Mills Dr./Blue River Rd./85th
& 87th St. exit. (Photo taken 6/30/03)
U.S. 71 North at 75th St. exit. (Photo taken 6/30/03)
U.S. 71 North at Meyer Blvd./63rd St. exit. (Photo taken
6/30/03)
U.S. 71 North at Swope Parkway/Emanuel Cleaver II
Blvd. exit. (Photo taken 6/30/03)
U.S. 71 North at 39th St. exit. (Photo taken 6/30/03)
U.S. 71 North at Linwood Blvd./31st St. exit. (Photo taken
6/30/03)
U.S. 71 North at 29th St./27th St. exit. (Photo taken
6/30/03)
U.S. 71 North at The Paseo exit. (Photo taken 6/30/03)
U.S. 71 North at 22nd St. exit. (Photo taken 6/30/03)
U.S. 71 North approaching Truman Rd. and Interstates
29/35/70/670 near downtown Kansas City. (Photo
taken 6/30/03)
U.S. 71 North at TO Interstate 70 East/Truman Rd. exit.
(Photo taken 6/30/03)
U.S. 71 North at Interstate 670 West - Kansas exit.
(Photo taken 6/30/03)
U.S. 71 North at 11th St./Downtown exit. This is the final
exit before U.S. 71 North merges with Interstates 29, 35,
and 70. (Photo taken 6/30/03)
U.S. 59/U.S. 71 South approaching Interstate 29/
Interstate 229 - 1 mile. (Photo taken 6/30/03)
U.S. 59/U.S. 71 South at Interstate 29 North - Council
Bluffs exit. Interstate 229 begins 1/4 mile ahead. (Photo
taken 6/30/03)
U.S. 59 and U.S. 71 give way to Interstate 229. Interstate
229 provides access from Interstate 29 to downtown St.
Joseph. (Photo taken 6/30/03)
U.S. 59/U.S. 71 North at SSR-T - Amazonia/Savannah
exit. (Photo taken 6/30/03)

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Last updated September 22, 2003 11:22 PM