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MO-7.svg
Route 7
Maintained by MoDOT
Length: 186 mi[1] (299.34 km)
North end: US 24.svg US 24 in northeast Independence
South end: I-44.svgMO-supp-P.svg I-44/Route P North of Laquey
Major cities: Blue Springs
Lake Lotawana
Lee's Summit
Pleasant Hill
Harrisonville
Garden City
Creighton
Urich
Hartwell
Clinton
Coal
Tightwad
Warsaw
Edwards
Climax Springs
Camdenton
Montreal
Richland
Missouri Highways
< Route 6 Route 8 >
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Route 7 is a state highway with its northern terminus at U.S. Route 24 in northeast Independence and its southern terminus at Interstate 44 southeast of Richland (near the town of Laquey which it doesn't quite reach). The section between Harrisonville (at a junction with U.S. Route 71) and Clinton (at a junction with Route 13) provides an important link for traffic between Springfield and Kansas City.

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Route description

The route first begins at U.S. 24 in Independence then heads south toward Harrisonville, Missouri and U.S. 71. Once at that point, the route heads southeast as a four lane highway toward Clinton, Missouri. At Clinton, the route intersects with Route 13 and Route 52 and becomes a two lane highway. The route crosses Harry S. Truman Reservoir and the Osage River and then into Warsaw, Missouri where it will overlap U.S. 65 for a few miles. Then it will head southeast several miles until it will overlap Route 5.Then it will cross Lake of the Ozarks and then into Camdenton, Missouri. Here, the route will intersect with U.S. 54 before separating from Route 5. The route will then head southeast into Richland, Missouri, intersecting with Route 133 and then to Interstate 44 where the route ends.

History

Before 1926, Route 7 was Route 63.

Major intersections

County Location Mile[1] Roads intersected Notes
Pulaski Liberty Township 0.00 I-44.svgMO-supp-P.svg I-44/Route P Exit 150 (I-44).
Richland 7.75 MO-133.svg Route 133 Southern terminus of overlap.
9.32 MO-133.svg Route 133 Northern terminus of overlap.
Camden Warren Township 30.91 MO-5.svg Route 5 Southern terminus of overlap.
Camdenton 34.18 US 54.svg US 54  
Osceola Township 42.95 MO-5.svg Route 5 Northern terminus of overlap.
Benton Fristoe Township 73.99 US 65.svg US 65 Southern terminus of overlap.
Warsaw 78.03 MO-83.svg Route 83 Northern terminus of Route 83.
80.45 US 65.svg US 65 Northern terminus of overlap.
Henry Clinton 108.71 MO-13.svgMO-18.svgMO-52.svg Route 13/18/52 Eastern terminus of Route 18. Southern terminus of overlap.
110.13 MO-52.svg Route 52 Northern terminus of overlap.
111.03 MO-13.svg Route 13 Northern terminus of overlap.
Cass Grand River Township 147.91 US 71.svg US 71 Southern terminus of overlap. Interchange.
149.38 MO-2.svg Route 2 Southern terminus of overlap. Interchange.
Harrisonville 150.77 US 71.svgMO-2.svg US 71/Route 2 Northern terminus of overlap. Interchange.
Pleasant Hill 162.41 MO-58.svg Route 58  
Jackson Lake Lotawana 167.91 MO-150.svg Route 150 Southern terminus of overlap.
168.41 MO-150.svg Route 150 Northern terminus of overlap.
170.42 US 50.svg US 50 Interchange.
Blue Springs 178.65 US 40.svg US 40  
180.11 I-70.svg I-70 Exit 20 (I-70).
Independence 185.36 MO-78.svg Route 78 Traffic circle. Eastern terminus of Route 78.
187.84 US 24.svg US 24 Interchange.

References

  1. ^ a b DeLorme Street Atlas USA 2007 software
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