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Author Topic: MoDOT's Lettered Highways  (Read 3602 times)

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Re: MoDOT's Lettered Highways
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2020, 04:32:45 PM »

Another article I've read states that R is reserved for recreational routes. So theoretically RB, RC, etc. could exist, but most counties don't have a need for more than one R road, so RA is the one you see the most.

Routes with two different letters are rarer than you might think.

Wisconsin didn't use L and R for years because drivers might confuse it for left and right direction indicators. The CTH R between Green Bay and Manitowoc used to be US 141 and is a relatively recent change to the system. It was mentioned above that MO didn't L either because it could be confused with a number, but I wouldn't be surprised if L and R weren't used because one idiot somewhere might get confused.
Even L isn't used much in Wisconsin at least not by it's self. There are a few routes where it's paired with another letter like LO in Waukesha County in honor of Lloyd Owens and DL which stand for Devil's Lake.
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Re: MoDOT's Lettered Highways
« Reply #26 on: March 12, 2020, 03:46:07 AM »

Are there any controlled-access highways with letters? That'd be neat. :spin:
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Re: MoDOT's Lettered Highways
« Reply #27 on: March 12, 2020, 05:39:21 AM »

Are there any controlled-access highways with letters? That'd be neat. :spin:

It's not a full freeway, but Route M in Jefferson County is divided and has some interchanges.
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Re: MoDOT's Lettered Highways
« Reply #28 on: March 12, 2020, 09:03:02 AM »

Are there any controlled-access highways with letters? That'd be neat. :spin:

It's not a full freeway, but Route M in Jefferson County is divided and has some interchanges.

Route O in Pulaski County, Missouri is divided, but only one full interchange I think.
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Re: MoDOT's Lettered Highways
« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2020, 10:38:34 PM »

Route O in Pulaski County, Missouri is divided, but only one full interchange I think.

Pulaski County?  Only interchanges I can think of in that county are on I-44.


Route D/Page Avenue in St. Louis County has a short one interchange freeway section from I-270 to Schuetz Road.  IIRC MoDOT has hinted at an unfunded desire to upgrade it to a freeway to US 67.
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Re: MoDOT's Lettered Highways
« Reply #30 on: August 18, 2021, 01:14:48 AM »

Are there any controlled-access highways with letters? That'd be neat. :spin:

Route W (Bannister Road) in Jackson County is a really ghetto freeway for a short distance.
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