Interstate 35 in Missouri

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Interstate 35

I-35 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MoDOT
Length114.74 mi[1] (184.66 km)
NHSEntire route
Major junctions
South end I-35 at the Kansas state line
Major intersections
North end I-35 at the Iowa state line
CountryUnited States
CountiesJackson, Clay, Clinton, DeKalb, Caldwell, Daviess, Harrison
Highway system
Route 34 US 36

Interstate 35 (I-35) is an Interstate Highway that stretches from Laredo, Texas, in the south to Duluth in the north. The portion of it through Missouri travels nearly 115 miles (185 km) from just south of Kansas City, through the Downtown Loop, and across the Missouri River before leaving the downtown area. North of Kansas City, the highway travels north-northeast toward the Iowa state line near Eagleville, paralleling U.S. Route 69 (US 69).

Route description

Kansas City metropolitan area

I-35 enters Missouri two miles (3.2 km) southwest of Downtown Kansas City as a six-lane highway. After merging with Southwest Trafficway (exit 1A) and Broadway Boulevard (exit 1B), it becomes an eight-lane freeway and continues north to downtown, where it serves as the west and north legs of the Downtown Loop. Along the loop's northern edge, I-35 runs concurrent with I-70 immediately west of Broadway Boulevard and carries six lanes of traffic with a speed limit of 45 mph (72 km/h). After leaving the loop, I-29 begins, and I-35 runs concurrent with it. Both Interstates, together, cross the Missouri River on the Christopher S. Bond Bridge.[2][3]

Daviess and Harrison counties

I-35 continues north from Cameron, intersecting US 69 (exit 61) as it crosses from the west- to the eastside of the highway before intersecting Route 6 (exit 64), providing access to Weatherby to the west of I-35. The Route 6 exit also provides access to the Interstate 35 Speedway, located in Winston. North of the interchange with Route 6, US 69 intersects I-35 again (exit 68) and, for the remainder of its route, stays to the west of I-35. Between Route DD (exit 72), providing local access to farmland, and Route C (exit 78), providing access to Pattonsburg, I-35 crosses the Grand River west of the Elam Bend Conservation Area. A final interchange with Route B and Route N (exit 80), providing access to Coffey, mark the last exit inside of Daviess County, and I-35 enters Harrison County.[2][4]

Route AA and Route H (exit 84), which provides access to Gilman City to the east, are the first interchange with in Harrison County as I-35 continues northeasterly through northern Missouri, intersecting Route 13 (exit 88) south of the county seat, Bethany. Two interchanges provide access to Bethany, one with US 136 (exit 92) and one with U.S. Route 69 Spur (US 69 Spur, exit 93). Route A (exit 99) provides access to the town of Ridgeway to the east of the Interstate, and Route N (exit 106) further north provides access to Eagleville to the west and Blythedale to the east. Rest stops for both directions of travel are north of Route N, as well as a welcome center for motorists traveling southbound before intersecting US 69 (100th Street, exit 114) before crossing into Iowa.[2][5]


Exit list

MissouriKansas line0.0000.000
I-35 south – Wichita
Continuation into Kansas
235Cambridge CircleWestbound exit and eastbound entrance extend into Missouri; exit number based on Kansas mileage
JacksonKansas City0.7951.2791ASouthwest TrafficwaySouthbound left exit and northbound entrance
1.0381.6701B27th Street / Broadway BoulevardSouthbound left exit and northbound entrance
1.3432.1611CW. Pennway / Southwest Boulevard to 22nd StreetNorthbound exit and southbound entrance. Access to UMKC Medical School, Truman Medical Center-Hospital Hill, Crown Center, Liberty Memorial, Union Station, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, American Royal Center, and Hy-Vee Arena.
1D20th Street to 22nd Street VIA Grand Boulevard or McGee StreetSouthbound exit only
1.8572.9892UBroadway BoulevardNorthbound exit and southbound entrance
I-70 east – St. Louis
I-670 exit 2T

I-670 west / I-70 west – Topeka
Northbound exit and southbound entrance; I-670 exit 2T
2.0803.3472V14th Street – Downtown Kansas CityNorthbound exit and southbound entrance
2.2323.5922W12th Street

I-70 west / US 24 west / US 40 west / US 169 south
US 169 north (Broadway Boulevard)
Northbound exit and southbound entrance

I-70 west / US 24 west / US 40 west / US 169 south
Southern end of I-70/US 24/US 40 overlap; southbound left exit and northbound left entrance; I-70 exit 2A
US 169 north (Broadway Boulevard)
Southbound exit and northbound entrance
3.2115.1682DMain Street / Delaware Street / Wyandotte StreetSigned as "Main St." only northbound
Route 9 north / Oak Street
No southbound exit
3.4765.5942FOak Street / Grand Avenue / Walnut StreetNorthbound access via exit 2E; no northbound entrance; no access to this exit from I-70 westbound

I-70 east / US 24 east / US 40 east / US 71 south – St. Louis, Joplin

I-29 begins
Northbound exit and southbound left entrance; northern end of I-70/US 24/US 40 overlap; southern end of I-29 overlap; I-70 exit 2G–H
2HAdmiral Boulevard

Route 9 north – North Kansas City

US 24 Bus. (Independence Avenue)
Former northern end of US 24 overlap; northbound exit and southbound entrance

I-70 east / US 24 east / US 40 west / US 71 south – St. Louis, Joplin
11th Street — Downtown
Southern end of US 71 overlap; southbound left exit and northbound entrance; I-70 exit 2G; 11th Street Exit 2J; southbound exit and northbound entrance

The Paseo (Independence Avenue) to US 24 Bus.
Southbound exit and northbound entrance
4.8147.7474BFront Street / Grand BoulevardSigned as exit 4 northbound
Missouri River5.165–
Christopher S. Bond Bridge
ClayNorth Kansas City5.447–
5ABedford StreetNorthbound exit and southbound entrance
5Levee RoadSouthbound exit and northbound entrance
6.0579.7485B16th AvenueNorthbound exit and southbound entrance
Route 210 east (Armour Road)
Access to North Kansas City Hospital
Kansas City8.18113.1668AParvin Road

I-29 north / US 71 north – St. Joseph, Kansas City International Airport
Northern end of I-29/US 71 overlap; left exit northbound
9.01814.5138C Route 1 (Antioch Road)
Route 269 south (Choteau Trafficway)
10.61217.07810North Brighton AvenueNorthbound exit and southbound entrance
11.25418.11211 US 69 (Vivion Road) – Claycomo
I-435 south – St. Louis, Joplin

Route 110 (CKC) begins
I-435 exit 52B; southern terminus of Route 110 (CKC)
I-435 north – St. Joseph, Kansas City International Airport
I-435 exit 52B; northbound exit and southbound entrance
Pleasant Valley14.08222.66313

US 69 south to I-435 north – Pleasant Valley, Liberty, Glenaire
Southern end of US 69 overlap; signed as exit 14 southbound
Liberty16.44326.46216 Route 152 – Liberty, Kansas City International Airport
Route 291 to I-435 – Liberty, Kansas City International Airport
20.34832.74720 US 69 – Excelsior Springs, LawsonNorthern end of US 69 overlap
Kearney26.32042.35826 Route 92 – Excelsior Springs, Kearney
ClintonHolt33.22253.46633 Route PP – Holt, Lawson
40.12864.58040 Route 116 – Polo, Lathrop
48.32977.77848 US 69 – Cameron, Lawson
I-35 BL north / Route BB – Cameron

US 36 / I-35 BL south / Route 110 (CKC) east – Cameron, Hamilton
Northern end of Route 110 (CKC) overlap
CaldwellNo major intersections
Daviess61.60699.14561 US 69 – Winston, Jamesport
65.076104.73064 Route 6 – Gallatin, Maysville
68.639110.46468 US 69 – Altamont
72.546116.75172 Route DD – Pattonsburg
78.132125.74176 Route C – Pattonsburg
80.481129.52280 Route B / Route N – Coffey
Harrison84.440135.89384 Route AA / Route H – Gilman City
88.465142.37188 Route 13 – Bethany, Gallatin
Bethany92.296148.53692 US 136 – Princeton, Bethany
US 69 Spur – Bethany
99.860160.70999 Route A – Ridgeway
Eagleville106.346171.147106 Route N – Eagleville, Blythedale
MissouriIowa line114.217–
To US 69 – Lamoni
Street sits on state line; northbound on-ramp is in Iowa

I-35 north – Des Moines
Continuation into Iowa
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Related routes

Cameron business route

Interstate 35 Business

Length3.233 mi[7] (5.203 km)

Interstate 35 Business (I-35 Bus.) is a business loop of I-35 in the town of Cameron, stretching just over three miles (4.8 km) between exits 52 and 54 on the westside of I-35.

Major intersections

The entire route is in Cameron.

Clinton0.0000.000 Route BBContinuation east beyond I-35 exit 52

I-35 / Route 110 (CKC) – Bethany, Kansas City
Counterclockwise terminus; I-35 exit 52
US 69 south (Walnut Street south)
South end of concurrency with US 69

US 36 Bus. west
South end of concurrency with US 36 Bus.; former US 36

US 36 Bus. ends

US 69 north (Walnut Street north) / US 36 west – St. Joseph, Winston
Interchange; north end of concurrency with US 69/US 36 Bus., west end of concurrency with US 36

Route 110 (CKC) west / I-35 – Bethany, Kansas City
Clockwise terminus; I-35 exit 54

US 36 / Route 110 (CKC) east
Continuation beyond I-35 exit 54; east end of concurrency with US 36
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Auxiliary Routes

I-35 has two auxiliary routes in Missouri:


  1. ^ Adderly, Kevin (January 19, 2012). "Table 1: Main Routes of the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System Of Interstate and Defense Highways". FHWA Route Log and Finder List. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved December 18, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Google (January 8, 2014). "Interstate 35 in Missouri" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
  3. ^ Missouri Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). 1:1,089,000. Missouri Department of Transportation. October 2013. § C1-D3. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 16, 2014. Retrieved January 14, 2014.
  4. ^ Daviess County (PDF) (Map). 1:253,440. General Highway Map. Missouri Department of Transportation. September 2011. Retrieved January 14, 2014.
  5. ^ Harrison County (PDF) (Map). 1:380,160. General Highway Map. Missouri Department of Transportation. January 2012. Retrieved January 14, 2014.
  6. ^ "Town/City Boundary Map" (Map). USNaviguide. Cartography by Google. Coryat, John. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
  7. ^ a b c Flex Map Viewer (Route ID: 4984) (Map). Scale not given. Missouri Department of Transportation. Retrieved January 9, 2014.

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