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Offline bejacob

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MO: US61 new interchange with I-55
« on: November 12, 2019, 05:57:58 pm »
US 61 has been slightly rerouted near Scott City, MO. Just south of Kelso, US 61 turns east and connects with I-55 at a newly constructed interchange (exit 87, I think). The exit and new stretch of US 61 are open. I drove them on 11/9/2019. I should have taken pictures, but I didn't realize this was new construction/routing until I returned home.

The prior alignment of US61 north of MO route PP is now signed as Business US 61 all the way to exit 89 on I-55.

Looks like this will require changes to US61 and I-55 as well as the creation of a new US61 Business route.

Attached is the best evidence I can find showing the new construction.
« Last Edit: November 12, 2019, 07:23:40 pm by bejacob »

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Re: MO: US61 new interchange with I-55
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2019, 06:20:35 pm »
OK. Thank you for letting me know. This was on an earlier AASHTO meeting but it was so early in construction that OSM didn't have it. I presumed an around-Thanksgiving opening but needed a line sketched out like you attached.

I'm calling it Exit 87 unless/until told otherwise.
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Re: MO: US61 new interchange with I-55
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2019, 10:19:27 am »
The MoDOT online map has it as Exit 87, so that should be fine.
http://traveler.modot.mo.gov/hpmaps/
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Re: MO: US61 new interchange with I-55
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2019, 01:12:42 am »
Neat. That should be in now.

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Re: MO: US61 new interchange with I-55
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2019, 12:49:47 am »
Because Iowa State will not be going to the Liberty Bowl this year, US 61 in Missouri shall remain unclinched for me.  :P