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U.S. Highway 71
US 71
Length 1532 miles (2465km)
General direction North/South
From International Falls, Minnesota
To Krotz Springs, Louisiana
Major cities International Falls, MN; St. Joseph, MO; Kansas City, MO; Joplin, MO; Fayetteville, AR; Fort Smith, AR; Shreveport, LA; Alexandria, LA
Established 1926
System U.S. Highway system


United States Highway 71 is a north-south United States highway. This original 1926 route has remained largely unchanged by encroaching Interstate highways. Image File history File links Route marker sign: U.S. Highway 71 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A mile is any of several units of distance, or, in physics terminology, of length. ... A kilometre (American spelling: kilometer), symbol: km is a unit of length in the metric system equal to 1000 metres (from the Greek words χίλια (khilia) = thousand and μέτρο (metro) = count/measure). ... International Falls is a city located in Koochiching County, Minnesota. ... Krotz Springs is a town located in St. ... International Falls is a city located in Koochiching County, Minnesota. ... Saint Joseph (also known as St. ... Jump to: navigation, search Kansas City is a city covering parts of Jackson, Clay, and Platte counties in Missouri. ... Joplin is a city located in parts of southern Jasper County and northern Newton County in the southwestern corner of Missouri. ... Fayetteville is a city located in Washington County, Arkansas, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 58,047. ... Fort Smith, situated at the junction of the Arkansas and Poteau rivers, is a city and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County, Arkansas. ... Shreveport, Louisiana is the third largest metropolitan city in the state of Louisiana, USA. It is located in Caddo Parish, and as of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 200,145. ... Alexandria is a city in Louisiana, U.S.A.; it is the parish seat of Rapides Parish, on the south bank of the Red River in almost the exact geographic center of the state. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Current U.S. Highway shield Current U.S. Highway shield in California The United States Highway System is an integrated system of roads in the United States numbered within a nationwide grid. ... Current U.S. Highway shield The United States Highway System is an integrated system of roads in the United States numbered within a nationwide grid. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search A typical rural stretch of Interstate Highway, with two lanes in each direction separated by a large grassy median, and with cross-traffic limited to overpasses and underpasses. ...

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Termini

As of 2004, the highway's northern terminus is in International Falls, Minnesota at the Canadian border, at the southern end of a toll bridge to Fort Frances, Ontario. U.S. Highway 53 also ends here. On the other side of the bridge, Trans-Canada Highway 11 is an east-west route. US 71's southern terminus is between Opelousas and Krotz Springs, Louisiana at an intersection with U.S. Highway 190. Jump to: navigation, search 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... International Falls is a city located in Koochiching County, Minnesota. ... Fort Frances, Ontario is a town, located in the northwestern part of Ontario, Canada. ... United States Highway 53 is a north-south United States highway that runs for 403 miles from northern Minnesota to La Crosse, Wisconsin. ... Example of Trans-Canada Highway marker shield. ... Opelousas is a city located in St. ... Krotz Springs is a town located in St. ... United States Highway 190 is an east-west United States highway. ...


Historic termini

Until 1950, US 71 extended down the present-day route of U.S. Highway 190 to Port Allen, Louisiana near the state capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Otherwise, the route is largely intact. Jump to: navigation, search 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... United States Highway 190 is an east-west United States highway. ... Port Allen is a small city located in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. ... Jump to: navigation, search Baton Rouge as seen from above the Mississippi River Founded Incorporated 1699 16 January 1817  County East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor Melvin Kip Holden Area  - Total  - Water 204. ...


US 71 and Interstate 49

A large section of US 71 through Arkansas and Missouri is being upgraded to interstate standards as a potential extension of Interstate 49 from Shreveport, Louisiana to Kansas City, Missouri. All of US 71 from Anderson, Missouri to Joplin, Missouri has already been upgraded to interstate standards and most of the highway from Joplin to Kansas City is at interstate standards, the only sections that aren't are already divided highways and easily upgradeable. A short bypass of Joplin, Missouri State Highway 249 is being built to continue I-49 north without continuing several miles to the east with US 71. In southern Kansas City, there have been many objections to upgrading US 71 to an interstate. A typical rural stretch of Interstate highway, with two lanes in each direction separated by a large grassy median, and with cross-traffic limited to overpasses and underpasses. ... Interstate 49 is an intrastate interstate highway located entirely within the state of Louisiana, United States. ... Shreveport, Louisiana is the third largest metropolitan city in the state of Louisiana, USA. It is located in Caddo Parish, and as of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 200,145. ... Jump to: navigation, search Kansas City is a city covering parts of Jackson, Clay, and Platte counties in Missouri. ... Anderson is a city located in McDonald County, Missouri. ... Joplin is a city located in parts of southern Jasper County and northern Newton County in the southwestern corner of Missouri. ... Missouri State Highway 249 is a short, mostly two-lane highway running from Interstate 44 near Fidelity, Missouri and ending at Business 71 near Carterville. ...


In Arkansas, Interstate 540 from Alma to Bentonville will become part of future I-49, and work is underway to build a toll section further into Missouri. In Missouri, the current law prohibits the Missouri Department of Transportation from constructing toll roads. Many voters in Missouri have objected to the possibility of any toll roads in that state (primarily in reaction to nearby Oklahoma's turnpikes), so the future of that still remains unknown. Interstate 540 is the designation for several Interstate Highways in the United States, all of which are related to Interstate 40: Interstate 540 (Arkansas), a spur to Fort Smith, Arkansas and Bentonville, Arkansas partially proposed to become part of Interstate 49. ... Alma is a town located in Crawford County in western Arkansas. ... Bentonville is a city located in Benton County, Arkansas. ... Missouri Department of Transportation (also refered to as MoDot) is in charge of maintaining public roadways of Missouri. ... Jump to: navigation, search Oklahoma is a South Central state of the United States (with strong Southern, Western, and Midwestern influences) and its U.S. postal abbreviation is OK; others abbreviate the states name Okla. ...


A section of Future Interstate 130 at Texarkana, Arkansas is also to become part of Interstate 49. Interstate 130 will be a future spur route of I-30 in Texarkana, Arkansas. ... The famous post office on state line in Texarkana TX/AR Texarkana is a city located in Miller County, Arkansas6, and is its county seat. ... Interstate 49 is an intrastate interstate highway located entirely within the state of Louisiana, United States. ...


In December 2004, a section of Arkansas State Highway 549 opened between Texarkana, Arkansas and Fouke, Arkansas that will eventually become part of I-49. Another section between Fouke and Doddridge, Arkansas is expected to open in the Fall of 2005. Arkansas State Highway 549 is the temporary designation of Future Interstate 49 south of Texarkana, Arkansas. ... The famous post office on state line in Texarkana TX/AR Texarkana is a city located in Miller County, Arkansas6, and is its county seat. ... Fouke is a town located in Miller County, Arkansas. ...


Business and Alternate US 71

Two rather long sections of Business US 71 exist. The Joplin and Northwest Arkansas alignments each run through several cities and total about 30 miles length each. Part of the Joplin section runs several miles as freeway. Jump to: navigation, search High-capacity freeway interchange in Los Angeles, California. ...

Clarinda is a city located in Page County, Iowa. ... Maryville is a city located in Nodaway County, Missouri. ... Jump to: navigation, search Kansas City is a city covering parts of Jackson, Clay, and Platte counties in Missouri. ... Nevada is a city located in Vernon County, Missouri. ... Alternate US 71 is a former bannered highway. ... Carthage is a city located in Jasper County, Missouri. ... Neosho is a city located in Newton County, Missouri. ... Business US Highway 71 is an alternate alignment of U.S. Highway 71 which begins at a juntion of U.S. Highway 71, Missouri State Highway 96, Missouri State Highway 171, and Missouri State Highway 571 in Carthage, Missouri. ... Carthage is a city located in Jasper County, Missouri. ... Jump to: navigation, search Tipton Ford is a small, unincorporated community in Newton County and located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 71 and Missouri State Highway 175. ... Business US Highway 71 is a business route of U.S. Highway 71. ... Neosho is a city located in Newton County, Missouri. ... Business US 71 is a business alginment of U.S. Highway 71 which begins at US 71 a few miles to the north of Anderson, Missouri and ends a few miles south of the town. ... Goodman is a town located in McDonald County, Missouri. ... Anderson is a city located in McDonald County, Missouri. ... Business US 71 in northwest Arkansas is a long business route with a northern terminus at US 71 north of Bentonville and a southern terminus at US 71 in southern Fayetteville. ... Bentonville is a city located in Benton County, Arkansas. ... Fayetteville is a city located in Washington County, Arkansas, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 58,047. ... Jump to: navigation, search Business U.S. 71 runs approximately 13 miles beginning at Interstate 40 and U.S. 71 at Alma, Arkansas and ending at Interstate 540 and U.S. 71 south of Ft Smith, Arkansas passing through the towns of Alma, Van Buren and Ft Smith. ... Alma is a town located in Crawford County in western Arkansas. ... Fort Smith, situated at the junction of the Arkansas and Poteau rivers, is a city and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County, Arkansas. ... Waldron is a city located in Scott County, Arkansas. ... Alexandria is a city in Louisiana, U.S.A.; it is the parish seat of Rapides Parish, on the south bank of the Red River in almost the exact geographic center of the state. ...

States traversed

The highway passes through the following states:

Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: North Star State Other U.S. States Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Governor Tim Pawlenty (R) Senators Mark Dayton (D) Norm Coleman (R) Official languages None Area 225,365 km² (12th)  - Land 206,375 km²  - Water 18,990 km² (8. ... State nickname: The Hawkeye State Other U.S. States Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Governor Thomas Vilsack (D) Senators Chuck Grassley (R) Tom Harkin (D) Official languages English Area 145,743 km² (26th)  - Land 144,701 km²  - Water 1,042 km² (0. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: The Show Me State Other U.S. States Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City (largest metropolitan area is Saint Louis) Governor Matt Blunt (R) Senators Kit Bond (R) Jim Talent (R) Official languages English Area 69,709 mi²; 180,693 km² (21st)  - Land... State nickname: The Natural State Other U.S. States Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Governor Mike Huckabee (R) Senators Blanche Lincoln (D) Mark Pryor (D) Official languages English Area 137,732 km² (29th)  - Land 134,856 km²  - Water 2,876 km² (2. ... United States Highway 59 is a north-south United States highway (though it is signed east-west in parts of Texas). ... Interstate 30 (abbreviated I-30) is an interstate highway in the southern United States. ... U.S. Highway 62 runs from the US-Mexican border at El Paso, Texas at Niagara Falls, New York all the way to the US-Canadian border. ... ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: Pelican State Other U.S. States Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans Governor Kathleen Blanco (D) Senators Mary Landrieu (D) David Vitter (R) Official languages None; English and French de facto Area 134,382 km² (31st)  - Land 112,927 km²  - Water 21,455...

Related US Routes

United States Highway 171 is a north-south United States highway. ... United States Highway 271 is a north-south United States highway. ... United States Highway 371 is a north-south United States highway. ... Alternate US 71 is a former bannered highway. ... This list of United States Highways is grouped by the 1- or 2-digit parent highway. ...

Sources and external links

  • Endpoints of US highways (used with permission)
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List of U.S. Highways - Bannered U.S. Highways

  Results from FactBites:
 
End of U.S. Highway 71 (230 words)
Originally the south end of US 71 was at Port Allen LA. About 15 years later, the designation was extended across the Mississippi River to Baton Rouge.
In 1951, the south end of US 71 was truncated to its junction with US 190, about three miles west of Krotz Springs.
US 71 used to continue to the east (left).
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