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Old 06-10-2015, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Overland Park, KS
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Some of the highways turn into other highways. 470 randomly turns into 435, which also turns into 291. I-49 turns into 71.

I'm sure it's not confusing if you live in the area for a longer period of time, but to a newbie, it can be confusing.
I-470 merely intersects with 435, and runs concurrently with a stretch of 291. 470 is merely the name of that section of interstate highway system, and it happens to share a portion of Missouri State Hwy 291. Everything is clearly marked with signs.

It's no worse than anywhere else in the country, if anything we have a fairly easy system to navigate. I was recently in California, Hwy-1 'turned into' 156 which 'turned into' 101 which then 'turned into' 156 again. The numbering is for the route, they just happen to share some of the same sections of pavement. I don't live there but was somehow able to figure it out, it's not rocket science.

I'd say the only real stumper in the KC area is I-35 north into downtown. 5 lanes, 5 different exit routes, and about 1,000 feet to figure it out. Even Garmin used that sign in an old ad for navigation systems.

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Old 06-10-2015, 04:14 PM
 
Location: The Windy City
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^^ I think I've taken the wrong exit there at least 4 times.
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Old 06-10-2015, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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^^ I think I've taken the wrong exit there at least 4 times.
But if you can't get into the proper lane, just go with the flow all the way around downtown, you'll eventually get back to where you wanted to go.
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Old 06-12-2015, 02:53 PM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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The rest of the metro burbs pretty much follow KCMO pattern.
Just to alleviate any confusion for navigationally-challenged folks, NOT KCK, or Lee's Summit, or a handful of other places.
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