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Missouri Route 16

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Route 16 marker

Route 16
Route 16 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MoDOT
Length16.709 mi[1] (26.891 km)
Existed1931–present
HistoryFormerly Route 96
Major junctions
West end Route 6 near Lewistown
  US 61 in Canton
East end
US 61 Bus. / Route B in Canton
Highway system
Route 15Route 17

Route 16 is a 16.709-mile-long (26.891 km) highway in Lewis County, Missouri. The western terminus is at Route 6 east of Lewistown. The route travels eastward, through Monticello and a few rivers. Route 16 then intersects U.S. Route 61 (US 61). The route ends at US 61 Business and Route B in Canton. The road was formerly part of Route 6, but it was rerouted in 1931. The old alignment was renumbered Route 96 that year. Ten years later, the route was renumbered to Route 16.

Route description[edit]

All of Route 16 is in Lewis County. Route 16 starts at a three-way junction at Route 6 in rural farmland east of Lewistown. The route travels eastward in a straight line for over two miles (3.2 km) before turning northeast. It crosses over the Middle Fabius River one mile (1.6 km) later.[1] Route 16 then passes through large groups of forests and enters back into large fields.[2] The road continues traveling northeast and intersects Routes Y and BB. From there, Route 16 heads northward, crossing over North Fabius River, and enters Monticello. The road passes through the center of the village and meets Route A as it turns east. The route then intersects Route Z, near the Lewis County Regional Airport. The road begins to shift northward, and three miles (4.8 km) later, Route 16 crosses over Sugar Creek. At Wyanconda River, the route begins to shift back southward, and enters the city limits of Canton.[1] The route intersects Route 81, and later intersects US 61 at a diamond interchange. The road enters downtown Canton, and ends at a junction with Route B and US 61 Business. The river crossing lies east of the terminus.[1][2] In 2012, Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) calculated as many as 1,160 vehicles traveling east of Route 6, and as few as 1,054 vehicles traveling east of Route A. 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 16 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]

A road from Lewistown to Canton has existed since 1918,[5] and it became part of Route 6 by 1926.[6] A section of a road from Monticello to Lewiston was paved in gravel two years later.[7][8] In 1931, Route 6 was re-aligned south of Canton, and the former alignment was designated as Route 96.[9][10] The next year, Route 96 was fully paved in gravel.[10][11] The route was renumbered to Route 16 in 1941,[12][13] and was fully paved in concrete by 1942.[13][14] In 1977, US 61 was realigned west of Canton, and the old route became Route B.[15][16] Around 1989–90, US 61 Business was designated, concurrent with Route B through Canton.[17][18] An interchange was built at US 61 and Route 16 around 2001–02.[19][20]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Lewis County.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
0.0000.000 Route 6Western terminus
4.1326.650 Route YSouthern terminus of Route Y
4.8077.736 Route BBNorthern terminus of Route BB
Monticello6.1669.923 Route ASouthern terminus of Route A
8.27013.309 Route ZNorthern terminus of Route Z
12.49520.109 Route FSouthern terminus of Route F
Canton15.44924.863 Route 81Southern terminus of Route 81
15.508–
15.632
24.958–
25.157
US 61 (Avenue of the Saints)Diamond interchange
16.70926.891
US 61 Bus. / Route B / Great River Road
Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b c d e Missouri Department of Transportation (2014-01-16). MoDOT HPMAPS (Map). Missouri Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2014-01-16.
  2. ^ a b Google (2014-02-10). "Missouri Route 16" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
  3. ^ 2012 Northeast District Travel Volume and Commercial Vehicle Count Map (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri Department of Transportation. Missouri Department of Transportation. 2012. Retrieved 2014-02-11.
  4. ^ National Highway System: Missouri (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. December 2003. Retrieved 2013-02-19.
  5. ^ Missouri State Road Map (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri State Highway Department. Missouri State Highway Department. 1918. Retrieved 2014-02-09.
  6. ^ Map of Missouri Showing State Road System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri State Highway Commission. Missouri State Highway Commission. 1926. Retrieved 2014-02-09.
  7. ^ Map of Missouri Showing State Road System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri State Highway Commission. Missouri State Highway Commission. 1927. Retrieved 2014-02-09.
  8. ^ Map of Missouri Showing State Road System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri State Highway Commission. Missouri State Highway Commission. 1928. Retrieved 2014-02-09.
  9. ^ Map of Missouri Showing State Road System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri State Highway Commission. Missouri State Highway Commission. 1930. Retrieved 2014-02-09.
  10. ^ a b Map of Missouri Showing State Road System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri State Highway Commission. Missouri State Highway Commission. 1931. Retrieved 2014-02-09.
  11. ^ Map of Missouri Showing State Road System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri State Highway Commission. Missouri State Highway Commission. 1932. Retrieved 2014-02-09.
  12. ^ 1940 Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri State Highway Commission. Missouri State Highway Commission. 1940. Retrieved 2014-02-09.
  13. ^ a b 1941 Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri State Highway Commission. Missouri State Highway Commission. 1941. Retrieved 2014-02-09.
  14. ^ 1942 Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri State Highway Commission. Missouri State Highway Commission. 1942. Retrieved 2014-02-09.
  15. ^ 1976 Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri State Highway Commission. Missouri State Highway Commission. 1976. Retrieved 2014-02-09.
  16. ^ 1977 Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri State Highway Commission. Missouri State Highway Commission. 1977. Retrieved 2014-02-09.
  17. ^ Missouri Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission. Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission. 1987–88. Retrieved 2014-02-09.
  18. ^ Missouri Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission. Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission. 1989–90. Retrieved 2014-02-09.
  19. ^ Missouri Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri Department of Transportation. Missouri Department of Transportation. 1999–2000. Retrieved 2014-02-09.
  20. ^ Missouri Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri Department of Transportation. Missouri Department of Transportation. 2001–2002. Retrieved 2014-02-09.