Interstate 570 Missouri
The Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce proposed Interstate 570, which would involve upgrading or replacing existing freeways and expressways that link Jefferson City to Interstate 70. If built, I-570 would bring two corridors to Interstate standards: U.S. 54 and U.S. 63. This route would loop from I-70 at Kingdom City south to U.S. 50 in Jefferson City via U.S. 54 and then return north to I-70 at Columbia via U.S. 63.1
No schedule for constructing Interstate 570 was ever planned, and the project was unfunded. The proposal never gained traction, with only the chamber of commerce openly advocating it. The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) did not propose this route, nor has the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) approved it. As of 2006, no known studies were made to upgrade this corridor to Interstate standards. Notably, Jefferson City is one of the few state capitals not connected to the Interstate Highway System.
Source: 2007 Rand McNally atlas
In 1970, an Interstate corridor along U.S. 63 between Rolla and Columbia via Jefferson City was submitted for approval by the state of Missouri, but it was rejected by the Federal Highway Administration.2 Today, U.S. 63 is largely expressway/freeway north of Jefferson City and is two to four lanes south of Jefferson City.
Potential Eastern Terminus – Kingdom City, Missouri
- “Chamber delegation has successful trip to Washington, D.C. – This may have been the most successful visit to the nation’s capital yet for a delegation from the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce” Jefferson City News-Tribune (MO), September 26, 2006.
- Interstate System Add Requests: March 1970 compiled by Kurumi.com based on “Report on the Status of the Federal-Aid Highway Program”, Hearing before the Subcommittee on Roads of the Committee on Public Works, U. S. Senate; dated April 15, 1970; pages 89-91.
Page updated July 21, 2021.