Kansas Highways: Numbers 14-25

K-14K-14 TruckK-15K-15EK-15W
K-16K-16 (1926)K-17K-18K-19
K-19 SpurK-20K-21K-22K-22 (1926)
K-22 (1930)K-23K-23AK-23 SpurUS 24
US 24BK-24K-25

K-14

Length: 219.276 miles

South Endpoint:
Junction K-44 at Anthony (1926-1932)
OK 14 at the Oklahoma State Line south of Hardtner (1932-1940)
Junction US 281 west of Kiowa (1940-1962)
Junction US 281 west of Kiowa, concurrent with K-2 (1962-1995)
Junction US 160 West of Harper (1995-present)

North Endpoint:
NE 14 at the Nebraska State Line southwest of Superior, NE

Counties Served:
Harper, Kingman, Reno, Rice, Ellsworth, Lincoln, Mitchell, Jewell

Historic Counties Served:
Barber (1932-1995)

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K-14 Truck Route (Ellsworth)

Length: 2.790 miles

South Endpoint:
Junction K-14 south of Ellsworth, concurrent with K-156

North Endpoint:
Junction K-14 North of Ellsworth, concurrent with K-140

County Served: Ellsworth

Junction Guide

County MPState MPJunction
156-27/17.7090.000K-14/K-156 Junction
156-27/18.7851.076Avenue L
156-27/18.9351.226South city limits Ellsworth
156-27/19.9902.281North city limits Ellsworth
156-27/20.004
140-27/0.495
2.295K-140/K-156 Junction
140-27/0.4062.384East city limits Ellsworth
140-27/0.3542.436West city limits Ellsworth
140-27/0.0002.790K-14/K-140 Junction

AADT (2019)

LocationCountTruck %
K-156 from K-14 to Avenue L3,89016.6%
K-156 from Ave. L to 8th Street/Avenue JJ4,27016.6%
K-156 from 8th St./Ave. JJ to K-1406,01012.6%
K-140 from K-156 to K-143,0405.4%

K-15

Length: 257.133 miles

South Endpoint:
OK 18 at the Oklahoma State Line

North Endpoint:
Junction K-9/K-15E/K-15W North of Linn (1935-1988)
NE 15 at the Nebraska State Line south of Fairbury, NE (1926-1935; 1988-present)

Counties Served:
Cowley, Sumner, Sedgwick, Harvey, Marion, Dickinson, Clay, Washington

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K-15E

Length: 30.150 miles

Historic South Endpoint: Junction K-9/K-15/K-15W North of Linn

Historic North Endpoint: Nebraska State Line south of Lanham, NE

Historic County Served: Washington

History

Sometime between 1933 and 1937, a new highway was added into the state highway system from K-9 near Barnes north to the Nebraska line via Hanover. Rather than create a new highway designation, the new route was considered a second branch of K-15 and was designated K-15E. This was the only “split” Kansas numbered route. It was also the last to be eliminated. K-15E was re-designated as an extension of K-148 in a resolution dated May 2, 1988.


K-15W

Length: 25.489 miles

Historic South Endpoint: Junction K-9/K-15/K-15E North of Linn

Historic North Endpoint:
NE 15 at the Nebraska State Line south of Fairbury, Neb.

Historic County Served: Washington

History

Sometime between 1933 and 1937, a second branch of K-15 was established. The original segment of K-15 north of the “split” at the junction of K-9 near Linn was designated as K-15W. This was the only “split” Kansas numbered route. It was also the last to be eliminated. K-15W was restored to its original designation of K-15 in a resolution dated May 2, 1988.


K-16

Length: 114.460 miles

West Endpoint: Junction US 77 near Randolph

East Endpoint: Junction US 2440 in Tonganoxie

Counties Served:
Riley, Pottawatomie, Jackson, Jefferson, Leavenworth

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K-16 (1926-1936)

Historic South Endpoint:
OK 16 at the Oklahoma State Line in Coffeyville

Historic North Endpoint:
Junction US 36 west of Troy (1926-1935)
Junction K-7 near Osawatomie (1935-1936)

Historic Counties Served:
Montgomery, Neosho, Allen, Anderson (1926-1936)
Miami (1935-1936)
Franklin, Douglas, Jefferson, Atchison, Doniphan (1926-1935)


K-17

Length: 21.138 miles

Historic South Endpoint: Junction US 54/400 near Midway (1926-2013)

Historic North Endpoint:
Junction US 81 west of Moundridge (1926-1937)
Junction US 81 south of McPherson (1937-1957)
Junction K-96 south of Hutchinson (1957-2013)

Historic Counties Served:
Kingman, Reno (1926-2013)
McPherson (1926-1957)


K-18

Length: 205.733 miles

West Endpoint: Junction US 24 north of Bogue

East Endpoint: Junction K-99 east of Wabaunsee

Counties Served:
Graham, Rooks, Osborne, Russell, Lincoln, Ottawa, Dickinson, Geary, Riley, Wabaunsee

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K-19

Length: 34.275 miles

Southwest Endpoint: Junction US 50 near Belpre

Northeast Endpoint: Junction US 281 east of Seward

Counties Served: Edwards, Pawnee, Stafford


K-19 Spur

Length: 0.799 miles

South Endpoint: Junction K-19 south of Larned

North Endpoint: Junction US 56 in Larned

County Served: Pawnee

AADT (2019)

LocationCountTruck %
K-19 to 2nd Street2,55017.6%
2nd Street to US 562,80020.9%

K-20

Length: 37.210 miles

West Endpoint: Junction US 75 near the Kickapoo Reservation

East Endpoint: Junction K-7 east of Bendena

Counties Served: Brown, Doniphan


K-21 (1926-1941)

South Endpoint:
Oklahoma State Line south of Englewood (1926-1931)
US 160 near Englewood (1931-1933)
US 50S in Dodge City (1933-1938)
US 36 in Norton (1938-1941)

North Endpoint:
US 36 in Norton (1926-1936)
Nebraska State line north of Norton (1936-1941)

Counties Served: Clark, Ford, Hodgeman, Lane, Trego, Graham, Norton

History

K-21 was one of the original cross-state north-south highways in western Kansas.

Around 1932, AASHO had approved a new US highway designation, US 283, to replace K-21. However, this approval was conditioned upon improving the routed to standards. In 1933, US 281 had been designated from the Oklahoma State line to Dodge City. By 1936, K-21 had been exte


K-22

Length: 3.087 miles

South Endpoint: Junction US 36 south of Haddam

North Endpoint: South city limits of Haddam

County Served: Washington

AADT (2019): 195 (23.1% truck)

History

This spur highway was established in a July 8, 1940 resolution after completion of a new alignment of US 36 south of Haddam. The number was backfilled, as the number 22 had previously been withdrawn.


K-22 (1926)

Historic South Endpoint: Oklahoma State Line south of Liberal

Historic North Endpoint:
NE 22 at the Nebraska State Line northeast of Woodruff

Historic Counties Served:
Seward, Haskell, Finney, Scott, Logan, Thomas, Sheridan, Decatur, Norton, Phillips (1926-1932)

History

The original K-22 was one of the original cross-state north-south highways in western Kansas. The highway was numbered in deference to the connecting Nebraska highway, hence the fact that this was a north-south route despite the route number being even.

By 1932, K-22 had been designated as an extension of US 83.


K-22 (1930)

Length: 178.6 miles

South Endpoint: Lawrence Avenue and Douglas Avenue, Wichita

North Endpoint: 6th Avenue and Topeka Avenue, Topeka

Historic Counties Served:
Sedgwick, Butler, Greenwood, Lyon, Osage, Shawnee (1930-1938)


K-23

Length: 199.117 miles

South Endpoint:
US 54/US 160 in Meade (1926-1937)
SE corner Sec. 22, T 34 S, R 28 W, 15 miles south of Meade (1937-1960)
OK 23 at the Oklahoma State Line South of Meade (1960-present)

North Endpoint:
Nebraska State Line north of Cedar Bluffs (1926-1930)
US 83/US 183 in Dresden (1930-1938)
US 36/US 183 in Oberlin (1938-1941)
US 83/K-383 northeast of Selden (1941-present)

Counties Served: Meade, Gray, Finney, Lane, Gove, Sheridan

Historic County Served: Decatur (1926-1941)

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K-23 Alternate

Length: 1.828 miles

Southwest Endpoint:
Junction Main Street and K-23/Old 40 Road in Grainfield

Northeast Endpoint: Junction K-23 east of Grainfield

County Served: Gove

Junction Guide

KDOT MilepostTotal
Miles
Junction
23A-32/0.0000.000South junction K-23
(Begin K-23A)
23A-32/0.6000.600North city limits Grainfield
23A-32/1.8281.828North junction K-23
(end K-23A)

AADT (2019)

LocationCountTruck %
South junction K-23 to NCL Grainfield19021.0%
NCL Grainfield to north junction K-2312033.3%

K-23 Spur

Length: 0.301 miles

South Endpoint: I-70 exit 95

North Endpoint: Junction K-23

County Served: Gove

AADT (2019): 985 (40.1% truck)


US 24

US 24

Length: 433.7 miles

West Endpoint: Colorado State Line at Kanorado

East Endpoint: Missouri State Line in Kansas City

Counties Served:
Sherman, Thomas, Sheridan, Graham, Rooks, Osborne, Mitchell, Cloud, Clay, Riley, Pottawatomie, Shawnee, Jefferson, Douglas, Leavenworth, Wyandotte

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US 24 Business

Length: 2.903 miles

West Endpoint: I-70/US 24 Exit 17

East Endpoint: I-70/US 24 Exit 19

County Served: Sherman


K-24 (1926-1936)

Historic West Endpoint: US 77 near Randolph

Historic East Endpoint:
Junction K-4 in Valley Falls (1926-1933)
Junction US 40 in Tonganoxie (1933-1936)

Historic Counties Served: Pottawatomie, Jackson, Jefferson


K-25

Length: 238.259 miles

South Endpoint:
OK 136 at the Oklahoma State Line Southwest of Hugoton

North Endpoint:
NE 25 at the Nebraska State Line north of Atwood

Counties Served:
Stevens, Grant, Kearny, Wichita, Logan, Thomas, Rawlins

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