Business Loop I-44 ends an overlap with Missouri 43 (Main Street) and combines with Missouri 66 along East 7th Street between Downtown Joplin and Duenweg. Photo taken 05/04/12.
Historic U.S. 66 through Joplin included Alternate, Business and Bypass alignments. The primary alignment for U.S. 66 followed Main Street north from Downtown to Broadway Street east, St. Louis Avenue north, Euclid Avenue north, Utica Street east, Florida Avenue north and Zora Street east.
Missouri 249 begins and meets Business Loop I-44 & Missouri 66 at its first interchange east of Joplin. Photo taken March 2009.
Business Spur I-44 follows Missouri Avenue south from Exit 161 while Route Y meanders 6.70 miles north toward the Riddle Bridge across the Gasconade River. Photo taken by Mark Roberts (1999).
Business Loop I-44 west splits from Business Spur I-44 (Missouri Avenue) south as both depart from Interstate 44 at Exit 161. Photo taken by Mark Roberts (1999).
There was one other instance of a Business Loop intersecting a Business Spur. That occurred in Winslow, Arizona until 2007, when Business Loop I-40 there was decommissioned.
Business Loop 44 eastbound near Sarcoxie, Missouri.
This photo is part of David Backlin‘s road photo collection on Flickr.