Length: 33.214 miles
West Endpoint: K-14 in Ellsworth
Counties Served: Ellsworth, Saline
K-140 was established in a November 22, 1968 Highway Commission resolution rescinding the turnback of the former US 40 alignment between K-14 at Ellsworth and K-141 near Brookville. Old US 40 between K-141 and Salina was also re-designated from K-141 to K-140.
|140-27/0.000||0.000||K-14 (begin K-140)|
|140-27/0.354||0.354||West city limts Ellsworth|
|140-27/0.406||0.406||East city limits Ellsworth|
|16.445||Ellsworth/Saline county line|
|140-85/3.246||19.691||West city limits Brookville|
|140-85/4.267||20.712||East city limits Brookville|
|140-85/16.769||33.214||I-135 (end K-140)|
|K-14 to K-156||3,040||5.4%|
|K-156 to K-111||1,490||15.4%|
|K-111 to MP 11||1,440||14.2%|
|MP 111 to K-141||1,240||16.5%|
|K-141 to Brookville||1,570||8.9%|
|Brookville to MP 26||1,970||7.4%|
|MP 26 to MP 31||2,080||13.9%|
|MP 31 to I-135||990||27.8%|
Length: 13.470 miles
South Endpoint: K-4 south of Kannapolis Lake
County Served: Ellsworth
Historic County Served: Saline (1967-1968)
K-141 was established in an October 6, 1954 resolution connecting Kanapolis Lake with K-4 and US 40. The number was assigned in sequence. The route was initially designated over the existing gravel county roads. A new alignment was subsequently designated over the Kanapolis Dam in a August 10, 1960 Highway Commission resolution. The new route was constructed as a blacktop road in 1961.
A April 25, 1962 highway resolution designated a new alignment at the US 40 junction to allow for an overpass over the Union Pacific railroad. The alignment was completed by the end of 1962.
In 1967, US 40 had been moved onto the new I-70 to the north, and the old route west of K-141 was turned back. The old US 40 east of K-141 became an extension of K-141. Less than a year later, the Commission reconsidered their decision and restored old US 40 between Ellsworth and K-141. The entire length of old US 40 between Ellsworth and Salina became K-140 and K-141 was truncated back to it’s original north end west of Brookville
|K-4 to MP 7||505||13.9%|
|MP 7 to K-140||530||13.2%|
Length: 4.658 miles
South Endpoint: I-70 exit 252, Salina
North Endpoint: US 81 north of Salina
Counties Served: Saline
K-143 was established March 19, 1981 as a re-designation of the former US 81 Alternate on the north side of Salina
|143-85/0.000||0.000||I-70 (begin K-143)|
|143-85/0.896||0.354||North city limts Salina|
|143-85/2.706||2.706||Old US 81|
|143-85/4.658||4.658||US 81 (end K-143)|
|I-70 to MP 1||11,800||4.0%|
|MP 1 to Old US 81||2,670||8.4%|
|Old US 81 to US 81||2,820||7.6%|
Length: 16.677 miles
East Endpoint: Junction US 56 northwest of Copeland
Counties Served: Haskell, Gray
K-144 was established in a May 9, 1956 Highway Commission resolution connecting US 83 and US 160 with US 56 near Copeland. The number was assigned in sequence. The Highway Commission accepted the route on September 25, 1957.
|144-41/0.000||0.000||US 83/US 160 (begin K-144)|
|11.836||Haskell/Gray county line|
|144-35/4.841||16.677||US 56 (end K-143)|
|US 83-160 to MP 8||870||39.1%|
|MP 7 to MP 10||1,080||30.1%|
|MP 10 to US 56||975||34.9%|
Length: 1.857 miles
Southeast Endpoint: Junction US 56 in Sublette
Historic County Served: Haskell
K-145 was established in a January 4, 1939 Highway Commission resoultion as a link between US 83–160 and K-45 near Sublette. The number is derived from K-45. The route was rebuilt in 1965 and subsequently turned back to Haskell County via a November 23, 1965 Highway Commission resolution
Length: 15.564 miles
West Endpoint: Junction US 59 2 miles north of Erie
East Endpoint: Junction K-3 5 miles east of Walnut
Counties Served: Neosho, Crawford
K-146 was established in a October 19, 1954 Highway Commission resolution from a locally constructed and blacktopped route between US 59 and K-3 via Walnut. The number was assigned in sequence. The Highway Commission accepted the route into the highway system on April 11, 1956
|146-67/0.000||0.000||US 59 (begin K-146)|
|9.000||Neosho/Crawford county line|
West city limits Walnut
|146-19/1.500||10.500||East city limits Walnut|
|146-19/6.564||15.564||K-3 (end K-146)|
|US 59 to MP 2||735||8.8%|
|MP 2 to Walnut||540||10.2%|
|Walnut to K-3||405||12.3%|
Length: 25.930 miles
South Endpoint: Junction K-4 east of Brownell
North Endpoint: On old US 40 at Ogallah
Counties Served: Ness, Trego
K-147 was established in a December 20, 1955 Highway Commission to connect the Ceder Bluff Reservoir to K-4 near Brownell and US 40 near Ogallah. The number was assigned in sequence. It was constructed as a blacktop road and accepted into the state highway system on June 12, 1957.
When I-70 was completed in Trego County, most of the original US 40 was turned back. The half-mile section of old US 40 between K-147 and Ogallah was retained and re-designated as an extension of K-147.
|146-67/0.000||0.000||US 59 (begin K-147)|
|3.936||Ness/Trego county line|
|147-98/21.480||25.416||Old US 40|
|147-98/21.994||25.930||Ogallah (end K-147)|
|K-4 to MP 6||150||16.7%|
|MP 6 to MP 16||110||31.8%|
|MP 16 to I-70||185||37.8%|
|I-70 to old US 40||320||15.6%|
|On old US 40||185||24.3%|
Length: 47.465 miles
Southwest Endpoint: Junction K-28 east of Jewell
Counties Served: Jewell, Republic, Washington
K-148 was established in a series of Highway Commission resolutions on July 26, 1955 along a new route from K-28 near Jewell to K-9/K-15 near Linn via Agenda. The number was assigned in sequence. The route was constructed as a blacktop road and accepted by the Highway Commission on March 27, 1956.
In an May 2, 1988 KDOT resolution, K-15E was re-designated as an extension of K-148
Length: 6.098 miles
South Endpoint: Junction US 56 10 miles east of Herrington
North Endpoint: Junction K-4 4 miles south of White City
Counties Served: Morris
AADT: 175 (11.4% truck)
K-149 was established in a February 13, 1957 Highway Commission resolution connecting K-4 south of White City with US 56. The number was assigned in sequence. The route was constructed and brought into the State highway system as a blacktop road.
Length: 16.645 miles
East Endpoint: Junction US 50 near Elmdale
Counties Served: Marion, Chase
K-150 in Marion and Chase counties was established in a January 7, 1937 Highway Commission resolution connecting US 50N/US 77 near Marion and US 50S near Elmdale. The number was derived from the two US 50 branches that it connected. It was constructed as a gravel route in 1937 and blacktopped in 1940. K-150 was reconstructed with a new concrete base surface in 2003.
|146-57/0.000||0.000||US 56-77 (begin K-150)|
|8.008||Marion/Chase county line|
West city limits Walnut
|150-9/8.637||16.645||US 50 (end K-146)|
|US 56-77 to MP 7||1,440||52.8%|
|MP 7 to US 50||1,340||56.7%|
K-150 (Johnson County)
Length: 12.215 miles
Historic West Endpoint: K-7 in Olathe
Historic East Endpoint: Missouri State Line in Leawood
Historic County Served: Johnson
K-150 in Johnson county was established in a January 5, 1955 Highway Commission connecting US 50 near Olathe to Missouri Highway 150. The number was derived from Missouri 150, notwithstanding the fact that there is another K-150 in Marion and Chase counties. The route was turned back via a KDOT resolution on March 31, 1996. By this time, the entire K-150 corridor had been urbanized.
Length: 12.919 miles
West Endpoint: Junction K-7 west of La Cygne
East Endpoint: Junction US 69 east of La Cygne
County Served: Linn
The highway now designated as K-152 has been a state highway since the creation of the state highway system. It has, however, been renumbered, twice, due to the introduction of the interstate highway system.
The highway began as K-35 in 1927. It was re-designated as K-135 on October 31, 1957. In 1976, AASHTO re-designated I-35W as I-135 in order to remove “split” interstate designations from the interstate system. Subsequently, K-135 was re-designated with its current designation of K-152 on March 29, 1977. The final number was derived from nearby K-52
|152-54/0.000||0.000||K-7 (begin K-152)|
|152-54/8.050||8.050||West city limits La Cynge|
|152-54/9.053||9.053||East city limits La Cynge|
|152-54/12.919||12.919||US 69 (end K-152)|
|K-7 to MP 3||915||11.5%|
|MP 3 to La Cynge||2,490||4.4%|
|in La Cynge||3,600||3.5%|
|La Cynge to MP 9.5||3,120||4.5%|
|MP 9.5 to US 69||2,450||4.3%|
Length: 3.451 miles
South Endpoint: Junction K-61 southwest of McPherson
North Endpoint: Junction US 56 west of McPherson
County Served: McPherson
As part of the construction of I-35W near McPherson, K-61 was relocated onto a new bypass south of McPherson. The section of K-61 from the start of the new bypass to the former US 81 bypass on the west side of McPherson, as well as the US 81 bypass north to US 56, was retained and designated K-153 on August 28, 1968. The choice of numbering is unknown.
|153-59/0.000||0.000||K-61 (begin K-153)|
|153-59/2.893||2.893||South city limits McPherson|
|153-59/3.451||3.451||US 56 (end K-153)|
|K-61 to K-153 Spur||3,020||9.1%|
|K-153 Spur to MP 3||7,270||8.7%|
|MP 3 to US 56||6,630||10.6%|
Length: 1.067 miles
South Endpoint: Junction K-61 southwest of McPherson
North Endpoint: Junction K-153 southwest of McPherson
County Served: McPherson
AADT (2019): 4,410 (7.0% truck)
As part of the construction of I-35W near McPherson, K-61 was relocated onto a new bypass south of McPherson. The former US 81 bypass from the old K-61 to the new K-61 was retained and designated as a spur of K-153 on August 28, 1968.
Length: 36.270 miles
Previously designated: US 154 (1926-1981)
West Endpoint: Junction US 50 in Dodge City
East Endpoint: Junction US 54 near Mullinville
Counties Served: Ford, Kiowa
The initial US numbering plan called for US 54 to have its west end at US 250 at Dodge City. However, in the final highway numbering plan, US 54 continued southwest to the Oklahoma Border at Liberal. The portion of the intended US 54 between Dodge City and Mullinville was designated as US 154.
After the Highway Commission was reformed into the Department of Transportation, KDOT reviewed the US numbered highways in Kansas and determined this route no longer met the criteria of a US numbered highway. KDOT submitted a request to AASHTO to change 154 from a US route to a Kansas numbered route in 1979, which was approved at AASHTO’s October 1979 meeting and implemented by KDOT via an April 1, 1981 resolution.
In 1994, US 400 was established in Kansas, which included the entire length of K-154. KDOT withdrew the K-154 designation in a September 11, 1996 resolution, leaving the road marked solely as US 400.
Spur US Highway 154
Length: 0.446 miles
South Endpoint: Junction US 154 in Dodge City.
County Served: Ford
A spur to US 154 was established in a December 22, 1948 Highway commission resolution connecting US 154 to a relocated US 50S east of Dodge City. Records for the construction of this spur are incomplete; I presume that it was constructed as a concrete-paved route in 1948 as part of the relocated US 50S.
The State Highway Commission never sought the inclusion of this route, among others, as part of the US Highway system. After the Highway Commission was reformed into the Department of Transportation, KDOT reviewed the guidelines for US numbered highways and determined that “spur” US routes are not recognized by AASHTO, and that US 154 itself does not meet the criteria of a US numbered route. KDOT elected to Re-designate this short spur as K-129, which was implemented via an August 12, 1980 KDOT resolution.
Proposed North Endpoint: K-4 in Lindsborg
Proposed County Served: McPherson
The August 24, 1966 Highway Commission resolution designating I-35W in McPherson county also designated a connection from the new interstate to Lindsborg from the south. The initial resolution declared that this route would carry the designation of K-155. The choice of numbering is unknown.
However, at a meeting on March 29, 1967, the Highway Commission elected to change the designation to US 81. The designation change was pencil-noted on the resolution, and the new segment of state highway was opened as US 81 when I-35W was opened in 1969.
In 1981, this route was re-designated US 81B and in 2009, the route was turned back to McPherson County.
Previously designated: US 156 (1956-1981)
Length: 176.4 miles
Counties Served: Finney, Hodgeman, Pawnee, Barton, Ellsworth
Established in 1956
Length: 3.866 miles
Southwest Endpoint: Rock Springs 4-H Camp
Northeast Endpoint: US 77 8 miles south of Junction City
County Served: Geary*
*The Rock Springs 4-H camp is located in Dickinson County, and the entrance to the camp (and, therefore, the southwest end of K-157) is on the Dickinson/Geary county line. KDOT records K-157 as entirely in Geary County.
K-157 was established in a May 24,1950 Highway Commission Resolution connecting US 77 with the Rock Springs 4-H camp. The number was assigned in sequence. The road was constructed as a blacktop road in 1952.
The relocation of US 77 in 1960 also shifted the north end of K-157 from the old US 77 to the new US 77.
|Camp Entrance to MP 1||110||18.2%|
|MP 1 to US 77||205||9.8%|
Length: 1.8 miles
Junction US 69, Metcalf and Johnson Drive, Overland Park/Mission
Junction K-58, Johnson and Roe Avenue, Mission/Roeland Park
County Served: Johnson
After a new US 50 alignment was constructed in 1947, the former alignment on Johnson Drive was briefly turned back. However, the Highway Commission determined that it should remain part of the highway system and, in a October 13, 1948 Highway Commission resolution, designated the former US 50 Johnson Drive alignment as K-158. The number was derived from nearby K-58.
K-158 was removed from the state highway system upon the passage of the 1978 legislature’s Proposal No. 61, which disallowed intra-city highways, on April 21, 1978