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Interstate 670
Auxiliary route of the Interstate Highway System
Length: 2.81 mi[1] (4.52 km)
West end: I-70 / US-24 / US-40 / US-69 in Kansas City, KS
East end: I-70 / US 40 in Kansas City, MO

Interstate 670 (abbreviated I-670) is a 2.81 mile (4.52 km) connector highway between I-70 in Kansas City, Kansas and I-70 in Kansas City, Missouri. The freeway provides a more direct route through downtown Kansas City than the older mainline I-70, and avoids the sharp turn (and reduced speed limit) of the latter at the west end of the Intercity Viaduct. I-670 is also designated Alternate Interstate 70, one of the few interstates to be designated as an alternate. Interstate 670 also makes up the south side of Kansas City's downtown freeway loop, where it passes under the southern half of H. Roe Bartle Hall.

The road crosses the Kansas River and the West Bottoms which was the former location of the Kansas City Stockyards, on the I-670 Viaduct. The leg of the highway west of I-35 has Kansas Department of Transportation signs proclaiming it the Jay B. Dillingham Freeway[2] although maps list it as the Jay B. Dillingham Memorial Highway[3]. Dillingham was a former president of the Stockyards.

I-670 is the multi-lane road going to the right of downtown Kansas City across the West Bottoms by the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas Rivers. I-70 goes to the left of downtown Kansas City close to the bend in the Missouri River

Exit list

County Location # Destinations Notes
Wyandotte Kansas City I-70 / US-24 / US-40 west / US-69 south – Topeka Westbound exit and Eastbound entrance
1A Central Avenue Westbound exit and Eastbound entrance
State line
Jackson Kansas City 1B Genesee Street, Wyoming Street - Kemper Arena
2T I-35 south - Wichita
2T I-35 north / 12th Street Westbound exit and Eastbound entrance
2S Broadway Westbound exit and Eastbound entrance
2R Central Street - Downtown Kansas City Eastbound exit and Westbound entrance
2Q Truman Road, McGee Street Westbound exit and Eastbound entrance
2P 13th Street - Downtown Kansas City Westbound exit and Eastbound entrance
2N I-70 west / US 71 north to I-29 / I-35 north , St. Joseph, Des Moines Eastbound exit and Westbound entrance
2M US 71 south Eastbound exit and Westbound entrance
3A The Paseo Eastbound exit only
I-70 / US 40 east – St. Louis Eastbound exit and westbound entrance

References

External links

Browse numbered routes
< I-635 KS K-1 >
< I-635 MO Route 740 >
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