- Missouri Route 221
Route information Maintained by MoDOT Length: 17 mi (27 km) Major junctions South end: Pilot Knob North end: Farmington Highway system
Route 221 is a proposed four-lane road running from Farmington in Saint Francois County to Pilot Knob in Iron County. The route is currently being studied in the Missouri State Transportation Improvement Plan for 2007-2011.
Replacement of Route W
Route W will be totally renamed between Farmington and Pilot Knob, including the Route 221 section. The parts that are not Route 221 will become Routes N and NN around Iron Mountain Lake. The only part that will remain is a small section between Route 221 and Route 32 in Farmington.
Plans for Reconstruction
Because the current route is a 2-lane road with no shoulder, and many commuters use this route daily (up to 30% of Iron County commuters), it often gets congested and the pavement is not in good condition. The bridge over US 67 will be replaced.
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