When Two Routes Are Better Than One

US 50 trailblazer at the split of Missouri 89 and Spur Route 89

Two miles north of US 50 in Osage County, Spur Route 89 branches off to the southeast from Missouri 89, which goes to the southwest. Both routes intersect with US 50, but Spur 89 provides a shortcut for traffic intending to go eastbound on US 50, as indicated by this trailblazer right at the point where the two Routes 89 split.