Kansas Highways: Numbers 140-159

K-140K-141K-143K-144K-145
K-146K-147K-148K-149K-150
K-150
(JoCo)
K-152K-153K-153
Spur
K-154
US 154
Spur
K-155K-156K-157K-158
US 159

K-140

Length: 33.214 miles

West Endpoint: K-14 in Ellsworth

East Endpoint: I-135/US 81 exit 93 in Salina

Counties Served: Ellsworth, Saline

History

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.

Junction Guide

KDOT MilepostTotal
Miles
Junction
140-27/0.0000.000K-14 (begin K-140)
140-27/0.3540.354West city limts Ellsworth
140-27/0.4060.406East city limits Ellsworth
140-27/0.4950.495K-156
140-27/4.0144.014K-111
140-27/13.93113.931K-141
140-27/16.445
140-85/0.000
16.445Ellsworth/Saline county line
140-85/3.24619.691West city limits Brookville
140-85/4.26720.712East city limits Brookville
140-85/16.76933.214I-135 (end K-140)

AADT (2019)

LocationCountTruck %
K-14 to K-1563,0405.4%
K-156 to K-1111,49015.4%
K-111 to MP 111,44014.2%
MP 111 to K-1411,24016.5%
K-141 to Brookville1,5708.9%
In Brookville1,78014.0%
Brookville to MP 261,9707.4%
MP 26 to MP 312,08013.9%
MP 31 to I-13599027.8%
At I-1352,15014.4%

K-141

Length: 13.470 miles

South Endpoint: K-4 south of Kannapolis Lake

North Endpoint:
US 40 west of Brookville (1954-1967)
US 81 in Salina (1967-1968)
K-140 west of Brookville (1968-present)

County Served: Ellsworth
Historic County Served: Saline (1967-1968)

History

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

AADT (2019)

LocationCountTruck %
K-4 to MP 750513.9%
MP 7 to K-14053013.2%

K-143

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

Junction Guide

KDOT MilepostTotal
Miles
Junction
143-85/0.0000.000I-70 (begin K-143)
143-85/0.8960.354North city limts Salina
143-85/2.7062.706Old US 81
143-85/4.6584.658US 81 (end K-143)

AADT (2019):

LocationCountTruck %
I-70 to MP 111,8004.0%
MP 1 to Old US 812,6708.4%
Old US 81 to US 812,8207.6%

K-144

Length: 16.677 miles

West Endpoint: Junction US 83160 6 miles north of Sublette

East Endpoint: Junction US 56 northwest of Copeland

Counties Served: Haskell, Gray

History

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.

Junction Guide

KDOT MilepostTotal
Miles
Junction
144-41/0.0000.000US 83/US 160 (begin K-144)
144-41/11.836
144-35/0.000
11.836Haskell/Gray county line
144-35/4.84116.677US 56 (end K-143)

AADT (2019):

LocationCountTruck %
US 83-160 to MP 887039.1%
MP 7 to MP 101,08030.1%
MP 10 to US 5697534.9%

K-145

Length: 1.857 miles

Northwest Endpoint: Junction US 83160 north of Sublette

Southeast Endpoint: Junction US 56 in Sublette

Historic County Served: Haskell

History

K-145 was established in a January 4, 1939 Highway Commission resoultion as a link between US 83160 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


K-146

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

History

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

Junction Guide

KDOT MilepostTotal
Miles
Junction
146-67/0.0000.000US 59 (begin K-146)
146-67/9.000
146-19/0.000
9.000Neosho/Crawford county line
West city limits Walnut
146-19/1.50010.500East city limits Walnut
146-19/6.56415.564K-3 (end K-146)

AADT (2019):

LocationCountTruck %
US 59 to MP 27358.8%
MP 2 to Walnut54010.2%
In Walnut53014.2%
Walnut to K-340512.3%

K-147

Length: 25.930 miles

South Endpoint: Junction K-4 east of Brownell

North Endpoint: On old US 40 at Ogallah

Counties Served: Ness, Trego

History

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.

Junction Guide

KDOT MilepostTotal
Miles
Junction
146-67/0.0000.000US 59 (begin K-147)
147-68/3.936
147-98/0.000
3.936Ness/Trego county line
147-98/20.97024.906I-70
147-98/21.48025.416Old US 40
147-98/21.99425.930Ogallah (end K-147)

AADT (2019):

LocationCountTruck %
K-4 to MP 615016.7%
MP 6 to MP 1611031.8%
MP 16 to I-7018537.8%
I-70 to old US 4032015.6%
On old US 4018524.3%

K-148

Length: 47.465 miles

Southwest Endpoint: Junction K-28 east of Jewell

Northeast Endpoint:
K-9/K-15/K-15W/K-15E north of Linn (1955-1988)
NE 112 at the Nebraska State Line near Hanover (1988-present)

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


K-149

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)

History

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.


K-150

Length: 16.645 miles

West Endpoint: Junction US 56/77 northeast of Marion

East Endpoint: Junction US 50 near Elmdale

Counties Served: Marion, Chase

History

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.

Junction Guide

KDOT MilepostTotal
Miles
Junction
146-57/0.0000.000US 56-77 (begin K-150)
146-57/8.008
146-9/0.000
8.008Marion/Chase county line
West city limits Walnut
150-9/8.63716.645US 50 (end K-146)

AADT (2019):

LocationCountTruck %
US 56-77 to MP 71,44052.8%
MP 7 to US 501,34056.7%

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

History

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.


K-152

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

History

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

Junction Guide

KDOT MilepostTotal
Miles
Junction
152-54/0.0000.000K-7 (begin K-152)
152-54/8.0508.050West city limits La Cynge
152-54/9.0539.053East city limits La Cynge
152-54/12.91912.919US 69 (end K-152)

AADT (2019)

LocationCountTruck %
K-7 to MP 391511.5%
MP 3 to La Cynge2,4904.4%
in La Cynge3,6003.5%
La Cynge to MP 9.53,1204.5%
MP 9.5 to US 692,4504.3%

K-153

Length: 3.451 miles

South Endpoint: Junction K-61 southwest of McPherson

North Endpoint: Junction US 56 west of McPherson

County Served: McPherson

History

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.

Junction Guide

KDOT MilepostTotal
Miles
Junction
153-59/0.0000.000K-61 (begin K-153)
153-59/1.8741.874K-153 Spur
153-59/2.8932.893South city limits McPherson
153-59/3.4513.451US 56 (end K-153)

AADT (2019)

LocationCountTruck %
K-61 to K-153 Spur3,0209.1%
K-153 Spur to MP 37,2708.7%
MP 3 to US 566,63010.6%

Spur K-153

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)

History

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.


K-154

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

History

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.

North Endpoint: Junction US 50/56/US 283 in Dodge City

County Served: Ford

History

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.


K-155

Proposed South Endpoint: I-35W/US 81 exit 72

Proposed North Endpoint: K-4 in Lindsborg

Proposed County Served: McPherson

History

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.


K-156

Previously designated: US 156 (1956-1981)

Length: 176.4 miles

Southwest Endpoint: Junction US 50B/83B in Garden City

Northeast Endpoint:
Junction US 56 in Larned (1956-1966)
I-70 exit 225 northeast of Ellsworth (1966-present)

Counties Served: Finney, Hodgeman, Pawnee, Barton, Ellsworth

Established in 1956


K-157

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.

History

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.

AADT (2019)

LocationCountTruck %
Camp Entrance to MP 111018.2%
MP 1 to US 772059.8%

K-158

Length: 1.8 miles

West Endpoint:
Junction US 69, Metcalf and Johnson Drive, Overland Park/Mission

East Endpoint:
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


US 159

Length: 53.419 miles

South Endpoint: Junction US 59 in Nortonville

North Endpoint: Nebraska State Line south of Falls City, NE

Counties Served: Jefferson, Atchison, Brown

Established 1936