U.S. Route 67 in Missouri
U.S. Route 67
|Maintained by MoDOT|
|Length||197.741 mi (318.233 km)|
|Counties||Butler, Wayne, Madison, St. Francois, Jefferson, St. Louis, St. Charles|
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. 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
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.
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 decommission 'alternate' and 'bypass' US routes. A new four-lane Route 3 opened a few years later.
Missouri is upgrading US 67 and US-60 to an Interstate-grade freeway from Arkansas State Line to Sikeston, MO and the corridor is slated to become Interstate 57.
All exits are unnumbered.
|Butler||Neely Township||0.000||0.000||Continuation into Arkansas|
|Beaver Dam Township||11.700||18.829||Interchange|
|Interchange; southern end of US 60 concurrency|
|Black River Township||27.435||44.152||Interchange; northern end of US 60 concurrency|
|Wayne||Black River Township||35.441||57.037|
|Saint Francois Township|
|Cedar Creek Township|
|Mine La Motte Township|
|Saint Francois||Knob Lick|
|Interchange; southern end of Route 32 concurrency|
|Park Hills||Woodlawn Drive||Interchange|
|Interchange; northern end of Route 32 concurrency|
|Koen Creek Turnaround||Interchange|
|Parkway Drive / Doss Road||Interchange|
|Bonne Terre||Old Orchard Road / Vo-Tec Road||Interchange|
|Big River Township|
|I-55 exit 174|
|Southern end of US 61 concurrency|
|Saint Louis||Mehlville||Direct access to southwest-bound I-255 and from northeast-bound I-255 only; full access signed at US 50|
|Southern end of US 50 concurrency; direct access to northeast-bound I-255 and from southwest-bound I-255 only|
|See US 50|
|Kirkwood||Northern end of US 50 concurrency; I-44 exit 277B|
|Frontenac||Northern end of US 61 concurrency; I-64 exit 28A|
|Creve Coeur||Monsanto Drive||Interchange; access to Monsanto Company|
|Interchange; no direct access from southbound US 67 to westbound Route 340, nor from westbound Route 340 to northbound US 67|
|I-70 exit 235A-B|
|Tunnel underneath Missouri Air National Guard (Saint Louis)|
|Hazelwood||I-270 exit 25|
|Missouri River||Lewis Bridge (Missouri River)|
|Saint Charles||West Alton|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- Missouri Department of Transportation (July 21, 2013). MoDOT HPMAPS (Map). Missouri Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
- 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.