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U.S. 71 Missouri
Northbound - Missouri 58 to St. Joseph

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

Northbound:

Interstate 44 to Missouri 58

Missouri 58 to St. Joseph

Southbound:

St. Joseph to Missouri 58

Missouri 58 to Interstate 44

Northbound
U.S. 71 North approaching State Supplemental Route Y.
(Photo taken 5/22/05)
U.S. 71 North at State Supplemental Route Y. The
speed limit on U.S. 71 is now at 65.
(Photo taken
5/22/05)
U.S. 71 North approaching 155th Street - 1 mile.
(Photo taken 5/22/05)
Use 155th Street to Calvary Bible College and Pinnacle
Career Institute
.
(Photo taken 5/22/05)

U.S. 71 North at 155th St. exit. The signs were
replaced sometime between June 2003 and May 2005,
as the bottom picture shows. (Top photo taken
11/30/02, middle photo taken 6/30/03, bottom photo
taken 5/22/05)
U.S. 71 enters Jackson County and the city of
Kansas City as it passes under 155th Street. Kansas
City
is the largest city in Missouri with a population in
the city itself of 441,545.
(Photo taken 5/22/05)
Mileage sign on U.S. 71 North, 1/2 mile south of
Missouri 150.
(Photo taken 5/22/05)

U.S. 71 North at Missouri 150. (Top photo taken
11/30/02, middle photo taken 6/30/03, bottom photo
taken 5/22/05)
Mileage sign on U.S. 71, 1/2 mile south of 140th
Street. The other two exits listed also serve the city of
Grandview, population 24,881. (Photo taken 5/22/05)

U.S. 71 North at 140th St. exit. (Top photo taken 11/30/02,
middle photo taken 6/30/03, bottom photo taken 5/22/05)
U.S. 71 North approaching Main Street in Grandview.
A short drive on Main Street eastbound will lead to
Longview Lake.
(Photo taken 5/22/05)
Main Street goes for just one-half mile to the east of
U.S. 71 as the road changes names to High Grove
Road, then changes again just a few miles later to
Scherer Parkway as it enters Lee's Summit.
(Photo
taken 5/22/05)

U.S. 71 North at Main St. exit. (Top photo taken 11/30/02,
middle photo taken 6/30/03, bottom photo taken 5/22/05)
The next exit serves Blue Ridge Boulevard. Head
west on the arterial to the Harry Truman Farm. Truman
was the 33rd President from 1945 to 1953.
(Photo
taken 5/22/05)
Blue Ridge Boulevard is one of the longest north-south
arterials in Kansas City, Missouri. Unlike the Kansas
side, the Missouri side's roads do not necessarily
follow a grid pattern.
(Photo taken 5/22/05)

U.S. 71 North at Blue Ridge Blvd. exit. (Top photo taken
11/30/02, middle photo taken 6/30/03, bottom photo
taken 5/22/05)
U.S. 71 North approaching Hickman Mills Drive and
Longview Road - 1/2 mile.
(Photo taken 5/22/05)
U.S. 71 North approaching Hickman Mills Drive and
Longview Road. The second overpass ahead is Blue
Ridge Boulevard.
(Photo taken 5/22/05)
The median was under a bit of construction on this
May Sunday morning. An old railroad overpass is
ahead.
(Photo taken 5/22/05)

U.S. 71 North at Hickman Mills exit. (Top photo taken
11/30/02, middle photo taken 6/30/03, bottom photo
taken 5/22/05)
For several months in the spring and summer of 2005,
the Missouri River bridge on Interstate 29 and Interstate 35
was closed. Interstate 435 was used as the main detour
route.
(Photo taken 5/22/05)

U.S. 71 North at Red Bridge Rd. exit. (Top photo taken
11/30/02, middle photo taken 6/30/03, bottom photo
taken 5/22/05)

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. (Top photo taken
6/30/03, bottom photo taken 5/22/05)
A temporary orange construction sign points the
way to the ramp to Interstate 435 West and Interstate 470
East. Interstate 470 begins at the upcoming juncture and
connects Interstate 435 and U.S. 71 to Interstate 70
in Independence.
(Photo taken 5/22/05)

U.S. 71 North approaching Interstates 435 and 470. In
the top two pictures, this was the next-to-last advance
signage for the interchange; by 2005, this was the
final advance signage. (Photo taken 11/30/02)

U.S. 71 North at Interstate 435 West/Interstate 470 East/
U.S. 50 exit. (Photo taken 11/30/02)
Now on the new ramp connecting U.S. 71 to
Interstate 435 West and Interstate 470 East. The
interchange is located at the western terminus of
Interstate 470 and the southeast corner of Interstate 435.
(Photo taken 5/22/05)
The off-ramp reaches the departure of Interstate 470 East.
It appears that once construction is complete, two
lanes will be allocated for the Interstate 435 West ramp.
(Photo taken 5/22/05)
A view from the ramp connecting U.S. 71 North to
Interstate 435 West. This view shows some of the new
ramps and a couple of the old ones.
(Photo taken
5/22/05)
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 North at SSR-T - Amazonia/Savannah
exit. (Photo taken 6/30/03)

Page created: August 25, 2005
Last updated: August 25, 2005