Kansas Highways: Numbers 120-139

K-120K-121K-122K-123K-124
K-126K-127K-128K-129K-129
(1947)
K-130K-131K-132K-133K-134
I-135K-135K-136K-136
(1945)
K-137
K-138K-139

K-120

Length: 8.933 miles

South Endpoint: Junction K-20 south of Severance

North Endpoint:
South City Limits of Severence(1945-1951)
Junction US 36 in Highland (1951-1989)
South City Limits of Highland (1989-present)

County Served: Doniphan

History

K-120 was established via a June 5, 1945 State Highway commission resolution as a spur from K-20 to Severance. The number was assigned as a derivative of K-20. It was constructed as a blacktop road by 1947.

K-120 was extended to US 36 in Highland via a May 9, 1951 resolution. The extension was blacktopped by 1953.

When a new US 36 alignment between Highland and Troy was opened in 1989, K-120 was pulled back to the south city limits of Highland.

Junction Guide

County MPState MPJunction
120-22/0.0000.000K-20 (Begin K-120)
120-22/1.7591.759South city limits Severance
120-22/2.2312.231West city limits Severance
120-22/7.7767.776US 36
120-22/8.9338.933South city limits Highland (end K-120)

AADT (2019)

LocationCountTruck %
K-20 to Severance4608.7%
In Severance4159.6%
Severance to US 365008.0%
US 36 to Highland1,25014.8%

K-121

Length: 0.451 miles

South Endpoint: Junction US 36 south of Stuttgart

North Endpoint: Stuttgart

County Served: Phillips

History

K-121 was established via a June 25, 1952 State Highway Commission resolution as a spur from US 36 to the unincorporated village of Stuttgart. The number was assigned in sequence. It was shortened as a result of a relocation of US 36 in 1961. Phillips County agreed to accept responsibility for the road for unknown consideration; the turnback took effect on May 1, 2014


K-122

Length: 0.38 miles

West Endpoint: Junction US 36 west of Prarie View

East Endpoint: South City Limits of Prarie View

County Served: Phillips

History

K-122 was established via a June 25, 1952 State Highway Commission resolution as a spur from US 36 to Prarie View. The number was assigned in sequence. In 1961, US 36 was relocated between Prairie View and Stuttgart, and most of K-122 became part of the new US 36 alignment.


K-123

Length: 5.544 miles

South Endpoint: Junction K-23 14 miles north of Hoxie

North Endpoint: Junction K-383 at Dresden

Counties Served: Sheridan, Decatur

History

K-123 was created in 1938 as the result of the realignment of K-23. It was the former alignment of K-23 from K-9 to Dresden and was numbered as a derivative of K-23. It was blacktopped by 1950.

Junction Guide

County MPState MPJunction
123-90/0.0000.000K-23 (Begin K-123)
123-90/2.018
123-20/0.000
2.018K-9
Sheridan/Decatur county line
123-20/3.2105.228South city limits Dresden
123-20/3.5265.544South city limits Highland (end K-120)

AADT (2019)

LocationCountTruck %
K-23 to K-937036.5%
K-9 to K-38329513.6%

K-124

West Endpoint: Junction K-14 in Beloit

East Endpoint: Junction US 24 east of Beloit

County Served: Mitchell

History

K-124 was established via an October 22, 1958 Highway Commission resolution connecting K-14 to a newly-relocated US 24 via East Main Street in Beloit. The number was derived from US 24. It was withdrawn in 1986, presumably because Beloit had annexed the entire route.


K-126

Length: 26.918 miles

West Endpoint: Junction US 400 south of McCune

East Endpoint: Missouri State Line east of Pittsburg

County Served: Crawford

K-126 was created in 1942 as the re-numbering of K-104 between US 69 the Missouri State line east of Pittsburg. The connecting Missouri state route had been upgraded from a lettered supplemental route to a numbered route. As the number 104 was already in use in eastern Missouri, both states agreed on the new number. It was extended on July 9, 1958, replacing US 160 from Pitsburg to McCune


K-127

Northwest Endpoint: Junction K-27 in Elkhart

Southeast Endpoint: Junction US 56 southeast of Elkhart.

County Served: Morton

History

K-127 was created in conjunction with moving the former K-45 alignment along Morton Street and Border Avenue in Elkhart onto the new US 56 alignment. The new highway followed the old K-45 alignment on Morton Street from K-27 to Border Avenue, then along an newly-constructed extension of Morton Avenue to US 56. The number was derived from K-27

K-127 was not show on state highway maps after 1962. The 1966 Morton County map shows that Elkhart had annexed a portion of US 56. Presumably, the Highway Commission elected to turn back Morton Street to the city.


K-128

Length: 36.886 miles

South Endpoint: US 24 northwest of Glen Elder

North Endpoint:
US 36 west of Mankato (1937-1996)
Nebraska State Line south of Guide Rock, Neb. (1996-present)

Counties Served: Mitchell, Jewell

History

K-128 was established via an January 7, 1937 Highway Commission resolution on a new route from US 24 to US 36 via Ionia. Its number was derived from nearby K-28. A new alignment near Ionia was constructed as a gravel road in 1945. An new alignment between US 24 and Ionia was constructed and the entire route was blacktopped by 1953.

In 1996, K-28 from US 36 to the Nebraska state line was designated as an extension of K-128 to reduce the duplicate route mileage duplication (2 miles of US 36/K-128 concurrency vs. 15.5 miles of US 36/K-28 and K-14/K-28 concurrency)


K-129

Length: 0.446 miles

South Endpoint: Junction K-154 in Dodge City

North Endpoint: Junction US a href=”https://www.route56.com/kansas-highways/us-56/” data-type=”page” data-id=”4466″>56–283 in Dodge City

County Served: Ford

History

In August of 1980, the US 154 Spur was re-designated as K-129. The stated reason was that AASHTO regulations “do not recognized the definition ‘spur'” The change was part of several changes to Kansas’s US numbered network to bring the designations into AASHTO compliance.

In 1991, a new bypass around the southeastern part of Dodge City was authorized, connecting K-129 on the northeast end to US 56283. The new bypass was given the US 56-283 designation, with US 56-283 also supplanting K-129 once the bypass was complete.

In December of 1994, a new US highway, US 400, was established and added to what was still signed as K-129, as the bypass had not yet been completed. The new resolution re-designated K-129 as US 56-283-400, but I will presume that it carried only the US 400 designation until the bypass was completed in February of 1997.


K-129 (1947)

Length: 0.434 miles

South Endpoint: Kansas Industrial School for Girls

North Endpoint: Junction US 24/K-9 north of Beloit

County Served: Mitchell

History

The first K-129 was established via an October 22, 1947 resolution connecting US 24/K-9 to the Girls Industrial School. The number was assigned in sequence. By 1968, Beloit had annexed the Industrial School and across US 24. Presumably, the route was turned back as a result of the annexation.

The Girls Industrial School (later, the Youth Center at Beloit and the Beloit Juvenile Correction Facility) was closed in 2010 and the site donated to the city of Beloit.


K-130

Length: 7.818 miles

South Endpoint: North city limits of Hartford

North Endpoint: Junction I-35/US 50 north of Neosho Rapids

County Served: Lyon, Coffey

History

K-130 was established in an February 14, 1951 resolution from a portion of K-57 between Hartford and US 50 north of Neosho Rapids. The number was assigned in sequence. It was reconstructed on a new alignment in 1962 as a consequence of the construction of John Redmond Reservoir.

Junction Guide

County MPState MPJunction
130-56/0.0000.000North city limits Hartford
(Begin K-130)
130-56/0.464
130-16/0.000
0.464Lyon/Coffey county line
130-16/1.890
130-56/2.354
2.354Coffey/Lyon county line
130-56/4.9044.904South Street, Neosho Rapids
130-56/7.8187.818I-35 (end K-130)

AADT (2019)

LocationCountTruck %
Hartford to MP 21,16019.0%
MP 2 to Neosho Rapids84024.4%
Neosho Rapids to I-351,40017.1%

K-131

Length: 0.521 miles

South Endpoint:
US 50 south of Lebo (1949-1973)
North City Limits of Lebo (1973-present)

North Endpoint:
South city limits of Lebo (1949-1973)
I-35/US 50 north of Lebo (1973-present)

County Served: Coffey

AADT: 1,840 (2.7% truck)

History

K-131 was established in an August 24, 1949 Highway Commission resolution as a spur from US 50S south of Lebo into Lebo. The number was assigned in sequence.

The alignment of I-35 resulted in a new spur constructed from the north. The new K-131 was officially established upon the opening of I-35 in Coffey County in 1973.


K-132

Length: 5.3 miles

West Endpoint:
K-32 west of Kansas City (1937-1957)
I-70/US 40 at Turner Diagonal, Kansas City (1957-1992)

East Endpoint:
West city limits of Kansas City (1937-1949)
US 69 at 7th Street Trafficway and Kansas Ave., Kansas City (1949-1961)
US 69 at 18th Street Expy. and Kansas Ave., Kansas City (1962-1992)

County Served: Wyandotte


K-133

Length: 0.491 miles

South Endpoint: US 160 south of Dennis

North Endpoint: Dennis

County Served: Labette

History

The Highway Commission approved a new spur road on January 28, 1953 connecting US 160 to the unincorporated village of Dennis. It was officially added to the State Highway system on June 2, 1954. The number was assigned in sequence. Labette county agreed to accept the turnback of K-133 in consideration of a new road, which would become US 400. The turnback was effected on December 5, 1998 when US 400 was opened.


K-134

Length: 0.231 miles

South Endpoint: Junction US 166 south of Bartlett

North Endpoint: South City Limits of Bartlett

County Served: Labette

History

K-134 was established in a July 15, 1953 resolution connecting US 166 with Bartlett. The number was assigned in sequence. Labette county agreed to accept the turnback of K-134 in consideration of a new US 400 bypass of Parsons. The turnback of K-134 was effective on December 15, 2000.


I-135

Length: 95.738 miles

South Endpoint: I-35 exit 42 in Wichita
North Endpoint: I-70 exit 250 in Salina

Counties Served: Sedgwick, Harvey, McPherson, Saline

Re-designated from I-35W September 13, 1976

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K-135

Length: 12.919 miles

West Endpoint: K-7 west of La Cygne

East Endpoint: US 69 east of La Cygne

County Served: Linn

History

With the designation of a new Interstate 35, the original K-35 needed a new number. On October 31, 1957, K-35 was re-designated as K-135. In 1977, I-35W would be re-designated as I-135, necessitating another new number for K-135. K-135 was re-designated to K-152 on March 29, 1977.

There was a slight change to the alignment of the highway between 1957 and 1977. When the new US 69 “super two” alignment was built in Miami and northern Linn County in 1966, K-135 was extended east along the former US 69 alignment approximately 3/4 mile to the new interchange.


K-136

South Endpoint: North City Limits of Troy

North Endpoint: Junction US 36 North of Troy

County Served: Doniphan

History

In May of 2004, a resolution was issued re-designating K-7 between the North city limits of Troy and US 36 as the second K-136, effective upon the opening of the new K-7 alignment bypassing Troy to the west. The new K-7 opened in November of 2005. The number was derived from US 36, as had the original K-136.

Interestingly, the second K-136 was built as part of the project realigning US 36 between Troy and Highland which resulted in the turnback of the first K-136.


K-136 (1945)

Length: 0.280 miles

South Endpoint: Junction US 36 east of Highland

North Endpoint: Iowa Sac and Fox Indian Mission

County Served: Doniphan

History

The first K-136 was established in a October 9, 1945 Highway Commission resolution connecting US 36 with the Iowa Sac and Fox Indian Mission east of Highland in Doniphan County. The number was derived from US 36. It was not hard-surfaced until 1965, and was one of the last Kansas Highways to be paved.

In October, 1985, a resolution was issued removing K-136 from the state highway system upon the conclusion of a project that re-aligned US 36 between Highland and Troy. The US 36 re-alignment was completed in April 1991.

Interestingly, a portion of roadway that was constructed as part of the US 36 re-alignment would become the second K-136


K-137

Length: 0.180 miles

South Endpoint: Purcell

North Endpoint: Junction K-20 north of Purcell

County Served: Doniphan

AADT: 35 (14.3% truck)

History

K-137 was established in a August 13, 1952 Highway Commission Resolution connecting the unincorporated village of Purcell with K-20. The number was assigned in sequence. The spur was blacktopped by 1956.


K-138

Length: 1.086 mile

West Endpoint: I-70 exit 333 west of Paxico

East Endpoint: West City Limits of Paxico

County Served: Wabaunsee

AADT (2019): 450 (16.7% truck)

History

K-138 was established in an October 8, 1952 Highway Commission Resolution connecting a relocated K-10 with Paxico via a section of the old K-10 alignment. The number was assigned in sequence.

The relocated K-10 would be upgraded into I-70


K-139

Length: 1.000 miles

South Endpoint: Linden Street, Cuba.

North Endpoint: Junction US 36 north of Cuba

Counties Served: Republic

AADT (2019): 430 (20.9% truck)

History

K-139 was established in an November 24, 1954 Highway Commission resolution as a spur from US 36 to Cuba. The number was assigned in sequence. It was constructed as a blacktop road in 1955.