Kansas Highways Routelog

Spur US Highway 40

South Endpoint:
Kansas Turnpike East Topeka Interchange (Exit 9/183)

North Endpoint:
Junction US 40 (6th Ave and Deer Creek Trafficway)

Counties Passed through: Shawnee


Originally built as the connection between US 40 (6th Avenue) and the Kansas Turnpike's East Topeka interchange, its fate was intertangled with the construction of I-70. When I-70 was completed in the area, I-70 traffic had to exit from the access road to I-70 and vice versa. The roadway that contained I-70 west of this intersection was slated to be extended east and north to what was then proposed as the Deer Creek expressway. By 1986, I-70 had been realigned to directly tie in with the Toll plaza, making the spur connection unnecessary. The portion of the road north of I-70 was subsequently abandoned.