Interstate 44, US 71, and Missouri 249 in Joplin

Signs for approach Missouri 249 on US 71 near Joplin
Photo courtesy of David Backlin (taken April 2005)

While US 71 turns off onto Interstate 44 at Joplin, the route straight ahead continues as Missouri 249. The use of a Series B font in the Missouri 249 shield is unusual. Also notable is the fact that all types of Missouri routes are represented on this sign gantry. A state numbered route, an Interstate route, a US route, and a state supplemental route are all present!