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Missouri Route 144

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Route 144 marker

Route 144
Route 144 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MoDOT
Length2.956 mi[1] (4.757 km)
Existed1972–present
Major junctions
West end Route 32 in Millers
East endBauer Road / Park Drive in Hawn State Park
Location
CountiesSte. Genevieve
Highway system
Route 143Route 145

Route 144 is a 2.956-mile-long (4.757 km) state route in Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri. Its western terminus is at Route 32 near the village of Millers. The route travels southeastward toward Hawn State Park. The road then turns east and ends at Bauer Road and Park Drive, inside the state park. The route was designated in 1972, and has kept the same alignment since.

Route description[edit]

Hawn State Park

In Ste. Genevieve County of eastern Missouri, Route 144 begins at Route 32 in Millers. The route intersects Miller Switch Road and bends south. It heads south-southeast through rural land, crossing Janca Creek and approaching Hawn State Park. The road then enters into forests as it heads toward the park. Upon reaching Hawn Park Road, Route 144 turns eastward and parallels the northern boundary of the park. The route enters the park and turns east-northeastward before reaching its eastern terminus at Bauer Road.[1] The road continues into the park as Park Drive.[2] In 2012, Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) calculated 152 vehicles traveling near the western terminus. This is expressed in terms of annual average daily traffic (AADT), a measure of traffic volume for any average day of the year.[3] Route 144 is not included as a part of the National Highway System (NHS), a network of highways identified as being most important for the economy, mobility and defense of the nation.[4]

History[edit]

The short road was designated by 1972, from Route 32 to the Hawn State Park entrance. It was already paved in concrete,[5][6] and has not been altered as of 2013.[6][7]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Ste. Genevieve County.

LocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Millers0.0000.000 Route 32Western terminus
Hawn State Park2.9564.757Bauer Road / Park DriveEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b Missouri Department of Transportation (February 21, 2014). MoDOT HPMAPS (Map). Missouri Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
  2. ^ Google (March 2, 2010). "Missouri Route 144" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 2, 2010.
  3. ^ 2012 Southeast District Travel Volume and Commercial Vehicle Count Map (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri Department of Transportation. Missouri Department of Transportation. 2012. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
  4. ^ National Highway System: Missouri (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. December 2003. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
  5. ^ 1971 Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri State Highway Commission. Missouri State Highway Commission. 1971. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
  6. ^ a b 1972 Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri State Highway Commission. Missouri State Highway Commission. 1972. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
  7. ^ Missouri Highway Map Centennial Edition (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri Department of Transportation. Missouri Department of Transportation. 2013. Retrieved February 21, 2014.