Driving Directions
Missouri Department of Higher Education
Jefferson Building, 11th floor

205 Jefferson St.
Jefferson City, MO 65102

The Jefferson Building is located one block east of the Missouri State Capitol. A large sculpture of a bear is in front of the building. Most MDHE offices are located on the 11th floor. Detailed driving directions follow.

From Kansas City (Highway 50 East):

  • From Hwy. 50, turn left (north) onto Jefferson St.
  • Proceed three blocks north to the Jefferson Building (a large sculpture of a bear is in front).
  • Street parking is often available. Limited off-street parking is available immediately south of the building. A city parking garage is located at the corner of Capitol and Madison St.

From Kansas City (I-70 East):

  • From I-70, take Highway 63 South (Jefferson City exit).
  • Follow directions (below) from Columbia.

From Columbia (Highway 63 South):

  • From Highway 63, take Highway 54 West (Jefferson City exit).
  • While crossing the Missouri River Bridge, get in the far right lane.
  • After the bridge, pass the Main Street exit and take the McCarty Street exit
  • Turn left on McCarty Street. Proceed four blocks and turn left onto Jefferson Street.
  • Proceed two blocks north to the Jefferson Building (a large sculpture of a bear is in front).
  • Street parking is often available. Limited off-street parking is available immediately south of the building. A city parking garage is located at the corner of Capitol and Madison St.

From Linn (Highway 50 West):

  • From Hwy. 50, turn right (north) onto Jefferson Street.
  • Proceed three blocks north to the Jefferson Building (a large sculpture of a bear is in front).
  • Street parking is often available. Limited off-street parking is available immediately south of the building. A city parking garage is located at the corner of Capitol and Madison St.

From St. Louis (I-70 West):

  • Take I-70 west to Highway 54 west. (Fulton/Jefferson City exit at Kingdom City, Exit #148.)
  • Turn left onto Highway 54 heading west. Drive about thirty minutes to Jefferson City.
  • While crossing the Missouri River Bridge, get into the far right lane.
  • After the bridge, pass the Main Street exit and take the McCarty Street exit
  • Turn left on McCarty Street. Proceed four blocks and turn left onto Jefferson Street.
  • Proceed two blocks north to the Jefferson Building (a large sculpture of a bear is in front).
  • Street parking is often available. Limited off-street parking is available immediately south of the building. A city parking garage is located at the corner of Capitol and Madison St.

From Lake of the Ozarks/Springfield (Highway 54 East):

  • Travel Highway 54 East and take the Hwy. 50-63 (Missouri State Capitol) exit
  • Proceed three blocks and turn left on Jefferson Street.
  • Proceed three blocks north to the Jefferson Building (a large sculpture of a bear is in front).
  • Street parking is often available. Limited off-street parking is available immediately south of the building. A city parking garage is located at the corner of Capitol and Madison St.