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Missouri Route 246

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Route 246 marker

Route 246
Route 246 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MoDOT
Length15.002 mi[1] (24.143 km)
Existedc. 1954–present
Major junctions
West end Route 148 in Hopkins
East end Route 46 near Sheridan
Location
CountiesNodaway, Worth
Highway system
Route 245Route 248

Route 246 is a 15.002-mile-long (24.143 km) east–west highway in extreme northern Missouri. The western terminus is at Route 148 in Hopkins. The route travels eastward to supplemental Route E, where it becomes concurrent and starts traveling south. It then continues east to its terminus at Route 46 east of Sheridan. Formerly a spur route of Route 46 and supplemental Route D, Route 246 was designated around 1954, and was extended west to Hopkins in 1955.

Route description[edit]

All of Route 246 is a two-lane undivided highway. It starts at Route 148 as McPherson Street in Hopkins and heads eastward. The road soon leaves Hopkins and enters widespread farmlands. Less than a mile later, Route 246 meets the northern terminus of Route AC, a supplemental route. The route continues eastward for several miles, until it intersects Route E. There, it becomes concurrent with Route E, and moves south for two miles. After the route leaves Route E, it continues east towards Sheridan. The road passes through more farmland with a few trees, and crosses into Worth County. Near Sheridan, Route 246 shifts slightly north, and continues east toward the center of the village. Route 246 intersects the southern terminus of Route H, and leaves Sheridan. The road crosses over the One Hundred and Two River and shifts back southward. The route ends at Route 46 at a T-intersection a few miles east of Sheridan.[1][2] The highest traffic count is east of Sheridan, where 541 vehicles travel the road daily, on average. The lowest traffic count is along the four miles (6.4 km) west of Route E, where 152 vehicles travel the road daily, on average.[3]

History[edit]

Between 1918 and 1926, Route 46 was extended to Sheridan.[4][5] Soon after, in 1933, it extended south, two miles east of Sheridan. The extension caused the road to Sheridan to become a spur route of Route 46.[6][7] The spur route was then extended west into Nodaway County around 1948–1949, and was numbered supplemental route D.[8][9] Four years later, the route was extended to Route 27 (now Route 148).[9][10] In 1954, Route 246 was designated, starting from Sheridan, and ending at Route 46.[10][11] The next year, Route 246 was extended to replace supplemental route D as the main connector from Hopkins to Route 46.[11][12] The whole route was surfaced in concrete by 1959.[13][14]

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
NodawayHopkins0.0000.000 Route 148 – Pickering, BedfordWestern terminus
1.6262.617 Route ACNorthern terminus of Route AC
6.1309.865 Route E – SheridanWestern terminus of Route E concurrency
8.12913.082 Route E to US 136Eastern terminus of Route E concurrency
WorthSheridan13.10921.097 Route HSouthern terminus of Route H
15.00224.143 Route 46 – Grant City, ParnellEastern 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 Missouri Department of Transportation (2013-12-26). MoDOT HPMAPS (Map). Missouri Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2013-12-26.
  2. ^ Google (2013-12-26). "Missouri Route 246" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2013-12-26.
  3. ^ 2012 Northwest District Travel Volume and Commercial Vehicle Count Map (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri Department of Transportation. Missouri Department of Transportation. 2012. Retrieved 2014-01-15.
  4. ^ Missouri State Road Map (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri State Highway Department. Missouri State Highway Department. 1918. Retrieved 2013-01-21.
  5. ^ Map of Missouri Showing State Road System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri State Highway Commission. Missouri State Highway Commission. 1926. Retrieved 2013-12-26.
  6. ^ Map of Missouri Showing State Road System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri State Highway Commission. Missouri State Highway Commission. 1932. Retrieved 2013-01-21.
  7. ^ Map of Missouri Showing State Road System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri State Highway Commission. Missouri State Highway Commission. 1933. Retrieved 2013-12-26.
  8. ^ Map of Missouri's State Highway System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri State Highway Commission. Missouri State Highway Commission. 1945–46. Retrieved 2013-01-21.
  9. ^ a b State Highways of Missouri (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri State Highway Department. Missouri State Highway Department. 1948–49. Retrieved 2013-12-26.
  10. ^ a b Map of the Missouri State Highway System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri State Highway Commission. Missouri State Highway Commission. 1953. Retrieved 2013-12-26.
  11. ^ a b Map of the Missouri State Highway System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri State Highway Commission. Missouri State Highway Commission. 1954. Retrieved 2013-12-26.
  12. ^ Map of the Missouri State Highway System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri State Highway Commission. Missouri State Highway Commission. 1955. Retrieved 2013-12-26.
  13. ^ Missouri Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri State Highway Commission. Missouri State Highway Commission. 1959. Retrieved 2013-01-21.
  14. ^ Missouri Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Missouri State Highway Commission. Missouri State Highway Commission. 1959. Retrieved 2013-12-26.