One of the first projects in the eight Route 66 states will focus
on Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas.
Jasper County, Missouri is the last county in Missouri for west-
bound travelers, and the first for eastbound travelers. Total
directional signage is lacking in the communities of Joplin, Webb
City and Carthage. Only the small town of Carterville has
directional signs and pole banners that mark the Route from the
time you enter it's city limits.
Efforts to have directional signage installed were underway for over a year, with some positive action on the part of these other cities. Joplin has recently installed more signs marking turns on the historic Route, and Carthage is "planning" for the placement of one or more Wayfinding directional signs, hopefully at the locations of the critical turns indicated below where many travelers are getting lost today.
Efforts will continue, and updates will be posted on this page as circumstances change.