Interstate 64-U.S. 40 West & 61 North - I-270 to Wentzville

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Interstate 64-U.S. 40 west & U.S. 61 north
Leaving the cloverleaf interchange at the west end of Missouri 364, Interstate 64 & U.S. 40-61 next meet Lake St. Louis Boulevard in 0.75 miles. Photo taken 04/13/13.
A decorative overpass carries Ronald Reagan Driver across Interstate 64 & U.S. 40-61 just beyond the on-ramp from Highway N. The north-south road joins the Shoppes at Hawk Ridge retail area with a number of subdivisions in south Lake St. Louis. Photo taken 04/13/13.
Interstate 64 west reaches its final three miles. The following two exits serve the city of Lake St. Louis ahead of the conclusion in Wentzville. Photo taken 04/13/13.
Technology Drive lines the north side of Interstate 64 & U.S. 40-61 from Ronald Reagan Drive to Lake St. Louis Boulevard. The frontage road serves the adjacent Meadows at Lake Saint Louis retail complex. Photo taken 04/13/13.
A folded diamond interchange joins Interstate 64 and U.S. 40-61 with Lake Saint Louis Boulevard. Heading north from Highway N as Freymuth Road, Lake Saint Louis Boulevard meanders east from Exit 2 to encircle Lake Saint Louis by a number of residential subdivisions to Interstate 70 at Exit 214. Photo taken 04/13/13.
Reassurance shields for Interstate 64-U.S. 40 west & 61 north lie ahead of the climb toward Wentzville. North Outer Road, the former alignment of U.S. 40 & 61, parallels the westbound lanes to Exit 1C. Photo taken 04/13/13.
This westbound mileage sign features the distances to the U.S. 61 (Avenue of the Saints) destinations of Troy (17 miles) and Hannibal (78 miles). Photo taken 04/13/13.
A pony truss bridge comes into view along North Outer Road (old U.S. 40-61) as Interstate 64 nears the Prospect Road diamond interchange (Exit 1C). Two miles of I-64 remain. Photo taken 04/13/13.
Prospect Road leads west from Freymuth Road to become Duello Road south outside Lake St. Louis. Roundabouts reside at the Exit 1C ramp ends, joining Prospect Road with Corporate Parkway north and South Service Road. Photo taken 04/13/13.
Interstate 70, a 2,153-mile route between Cove Fort, Utah and Baltimore, Maryland, crosses paths with the Avenue of the Saints corridor at the western terminus of Interstate 64. I-70 in Missouri links St. Louis with Kansas City, including one of the first stretches of Interstate highway constructed, with work commencing on August 13, 1956 on the Mark Twain Expressway in St. Charles County.1 Photo taken 04/13/13.
MODOT typically signs the conclusion of a freeway when one route transitions into another with end signage. U.S. 61 extends the I-64 freeway northwest another 1.9 miles through Wentzville. The Avenue of the Saints Corridor maintains at least four lanes to Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota. Photo taken 04/13/13.
One half mile out from Exit 1B to Interstate 70 east. A directional cloverleaf interchange with left exits joins the two freeways. Photo taken 04/13/13.
The last Interstate 64 westbound shield assembly precedes milepost 0.8. Photo taken 04/13/13.
Exit 1B departs Interstate 64-U.S. 40 west & 61 north for Interstate 70 east back toward St. Louis. A left side ramp (Exit 1A) follows for the U.S. 40 continuation onto I-70 west to Columbia and Midway. Photo taken 04/13/13.
Interstate 70 & U.S. 40 west provide one of two exits for the city of Wentzville via U.S. 61 north. The pair leave the St. Charles County suburb ahead of Foristell and a more rural route to Columbia. U.S. 61 (Avenue of the Saints) continues 78 miles north to the Mississippi River city of Hannibal. Photo taken 04/13/13.


 

Sources:

  1. "Three States Claim First Interstate Highway." FHWA: Public Roads, Summer 1996, Vol. 60 - No. 1.


Photo Credits:

04/13/13 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 70
Missouri 364 - Page Avenue Extension

Page Updated 11-13-2013.