Kansas Highways Numbers 26-39

K-26K-26 (1926)K-27K-28K-29
K-30K-30 (1926)K-31K-32K-32 Truck
K-33K-34K-34 (1926)I-35I-35W
K-35US 36K-37K-37 (1926)K-38
K-38 (1926)K-39

K-26

Length: 3.601 miles

County Served: Cherokee

Endpoints

1936-1941

West Endpoint: US 69/K-96 near Crestline
East Endpoint: Missouri State Line east of Crestline

1941-1945

South Endpoint: US 66 west of Galana
North Endpoint: US 69/K-96 near Crestline

1945-1985

South Endpoint: US 166 south of Galena
North Endpoint: US 69/K-96 near Crestline

1985-present

South Endpoint: US 166/400 south of Galena
North Endpoint: K-66 in Galena (1985-present)

Junction Guide

KDOT MilepostTotal
Miles
Junction
26-11/0.0000.000US 166-400 (Begin K-26)
26-11/2.3492.349South city limits Galena
26-11/3.2913.29112th Street
26-11/3.5533.5538th Street
26-11/3.6013.601K-66 (end K-26)

AADT (2019)

LocationCountTruck %
US 166-400 to Galena3,4007.5%
South city limits Galena to 12th Street3,9107.9%
12th Street to 8th Street4,7205.5%
8th Street to K-666,6204.3%

K-26 (1926)

Historic South Endpoint:
OK 26 at the Oklahoma State Line South of South Haven

Historic North Endpoint: Junction US 81 in South Haven

Historic County Served: Sumner

History

The road from South Haven south to the Oklahoma state line was numbered K-26 as an extension of the connecting route in Oklahoma. In August 1927, the Oklahoma Highway Commission requested a US highway designation for highway 26, which Kansas joined. AASHO approved the request in October 1927, assigning the route the designation US 177. The new designation would first be shown on the 1930 state map.


K-27

Length: 226.241 miles

South Endpoint:
Oklahoma State Line South of Elkhart (1926-1953)
OK 95 at the Oklahoma State Line south of Elkhart (1953-2003)
Junction US 56 northeast of Elkhart (2003-present)

North Endpoint: Nebraska State Line south of Haigler, Neb.

Counties Served:
Morton, Stanton, Hamilton, Greeley, Wallace, Sherman, Cheyenne

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K-28

Length: 29.019 miles

West Endpoint:
NE 78 at the Nebraska State Line south of Guide Rock, Neb. (1926-1995)
Junction K-14 in Jewell (1995-present)

East Endpoint:
Junction K-9 west of Concordia

Counties Served: Jewell, Cloud

Junction Guide

KDOT MilepostTotal
Miles
Junction
28-45/0.0000.000K-14 (Begin K-28)
28-45/0.6370.637East city limits Jewell
28-45/6.1006.100K-148
28-45/7.5927.592North city limits Randall
28-45/8.1418.141East city limits Randall
28-45/14.080
28-15/0.000
14.080Jewell/Cloud county line
28-15/6.00020.08040th Road, Jamestown
28-15/14.93929.019K-9 (End K-28)

AADT (2019)

LocationCountTruck %
K-14 to East city limits Jewell54014.8%
Jewell to K-1483706.8%
K-148 to Randall32518.5%
Randall to Jamestown18532.4%
Jamestown to K-97958.2%

K-29

Length: 14.062 miles

Historic West Endpoint: Junction K-13 near Manhattan (1926-1960)

East Endpoint: Junction K-99 east of Wabaunsee (1926-1960)

Counties Served: Riley, Wabaunsee (1926-1960)

History

The highway along the south side of the Kansas River southeast of Manhattan was originally numbered K-29 in the final version of the original highway numbering plan as part of a rough clustering pattern for shorter route segments. The Riley county segment of the road was graveled by 1928 and the Wabaunsee County segment was graveled by 1938. Except for a short segment on the west end of the route near Manhattan, the route was not hard-surfaced until 1953. The designation was changed to K-18 around 1960.


K-30

Length: 1.950 miles

South Endpoint: I-70 exit 341

North Endpoint: South city limits of Maple Hill

County Served: Wabaunsee

AADT (2019): 1,380 (6.2% truck)

History

Origionally, K-10 served the town of Maple Hill. In 1941, a new alignment bypassed Maple Hill, leading to the State Highway commission adding a new spur route. The spur was designated in a July 8, 1941 resolution. The number was ‘backfilled,’ the number having previously been withdrawn in 1937. The road consisted of a existing gravel county road. It was paved by 1953.


K-30 (1926)

Historic West Endpoint: Junction K-4 near Rock Creek

Historic East Endpoint: Junction US 40 in Tonganoxie

Historic Counties Served: Jefferson, Leavenworth

History

The highway from Rock Creek to Tonganoxie via Oskaloosa an McLouth was originally numbered K-30 in the final version of the original highway numbering plan as part of a rough clustering pattern for shorter route segments. It’s route was divided between two routes – K-92 west of Oskaloosa, K-24 east of McLouth – by 1932.


K-30 (1933)

Historic West Endpoint: Junction K-7 near Bonner Springs

Historic East Endpoint: Junction US 40 near Kansas City

Historic Counties Served: Wyandotte

History

This iteration of K-30 may be related to the Rock Creek-Tonganoxie route; however, at this time, I am listing the two routes seperatly.

This version of K-30 was designated along what is now State Avenue between today’s 126th and 38th Streets. This was likely a temporary designation used during the construction of a four-lane highway along State Avenue. When the State Avenue project was completed in 1937, it was designated US 2440


K-31

Length: 134.670 miles

West Endpoint: Junction K-99 south of Eskridge

East Endpoint: Junction US 69 east of Fulton

Counties Served:
Wabaunsee, Osage, Coffey, Anderson, Linn

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K-32

Length: 32.361 miles

West Endpoint: Junction US 2440 east of Lawrence

East Endpoint: Junction US 69 in Kansas City

Counties Served: Douglas, Leavenworth, Wyandotte


K-32 Truck Route
(Bonner Springs)

West Endpoint:
Junction K-32 at Kump Avenue/Scheidt Lane intersection.

East Endpoint:
Junction K-32 at Ceder Street/Front Street intersection.

County Served: Wyandotte


K-33

Length: 10.425 miles

South Endpoint:
Junction K-31 near Waverly (1926-1936)
Junction K-68 south of Wellsville (1936-present)

North Endpoint: Junction US 56 north of Wellsvile

Counties Served: Franklin, Douglas

Historic Counties Served: Coffey (1926-1936)

Junction Guide

KDOT MilepostTotal
Miles
Junction
33-30/0.0000.000K-68 (begin K-33)
33-30/4.3554.355Riley Road
33-30/6.0446.044I-35
33-30/6.3896.389South city limits Wellsville
33-30/7.4097.409North city limits Wellsville
33-30/8.405
33-23/0.000
8.405Franklin/Douglas county line
33-23/2.02010.425US 56 (end K-33)

AADT (2019)

LocationCountTruck %
K-68 to Riley Road1,5703.8%
Riley Road to I-352,6102.5%
I-35 to Wellsville5,1302.7%
Wellsville to US 561,7307.5%

K-34

Length: 29.260 miles

South Endpoint:
OK 34 at Oklahoma State Line south of Sitka (1937-1940)
Oklahoma State Line south of Sitka, concurrent with US 183 (1940-1994)
Junction US 160-183 north of Sitka (1994-present)

North Endpoint: Junction US 400 northwest of Bucklin

Counties Served: Clark, Ford

Historic Counties Served: Comanche

History

In 1937, the State Highway Commission accepted control of a road in Clark County connecting Oklahoma Highway 34 with US 160 near Sitka and designated it as K-34. In addition, they changed the designation of the road between Protection and Bucklin from K-41 to K-34, while the old K-34 in southeast Kansas was re-designated K-37. By 1940, the road between Sitka and the Oklahoma line was designated as US 183. By 1965, a new alignment for K-34 was built between Bucklin and Sitka, bypassing Protection and Comanche County.

The segment from the Oklahoma state line to US 160 was co-designated as US 183/K-34 until 1994, when the K-34 designation was removed.

Junction Guide

KDOT MilepostTotal
Miles
Junction
34-13/0.0000.000US 160/US 183 (begin K-34)
34-13/8.0688.068County Road M
34-13/19.614
34-29/0.000
19.614Clark/Ford county line
34-29/5.40225.016South City limits Bucklin
34-29/5.91425.528East junction US 54
34-29/6.03525.649West junction US 54
34-29/6.30625.920West city limits Bucklin
34-29/9.64629.260US 400 (end K-34)

AADT (2019)

LocationCountTruck %
US 160/US 183 to County Road M72025.0%
Clark County Road M to MP 1969527.3%
MP 19 to Bucklin77531.6%
South city limits Bucklin to east junction US 541,51016.2%
US 54/K-34 concurrency5,81027.5%
West junction US 54 to west city limits Bucklin1,60019.7%
Bucklin to US 4001,29023.3%

K-34 (1926)

Historic West Endpoint:
Junction K-96 near LaFontaine

North Endpoint: Junction US 169 south of Thayer

Historic County Served: Wilson

History

The highway from LaFontaine to Thayer was originally numbered K-34 in the final version of the original highway numbering plan as part of a rough clustering pattern for shorter route segments. It was re-designated as a realignment of K-96 from LaFontaine to Neodesha and the remainder was re-designated K-37 in 1937 as part of a sequence of re-numberings to allow the number 34 to be assigned to a new route in Clark County.


I-35

Length: 235.403 miles

South Endpoint:
Oklahoma State Line South of South Haven

North Endpoint:
Missouri State Line in Kansas City

Counties Served:
Sumner, Sedgwick, Butler, Chase, Lyon, Coffey, Osage, Franklin, Miami, Johnson, Wyandotte

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I-35W

West Endpoint:
I-35 exit 42 in Wichita

East Endpoint:
I-70 exit 250 in Salina

Counties Served:
Sedgwick, Harvey, McPherson, Saline (1957-1977)


K-35

Length: 12.175 miles

Historic West Endpoint:
Junction K-7 near Beagle (1927-1937)
Junction K-7 west of La Cygne (1937-1957)

Historic East Endpoint: Junction US 69 east of La Cynge

Historic Counties Served: Miami (1927-1937), Linn (1927-1957)

History

The highway from Beagle to La Cynge was originally numbered K-35 in the final version of the original highway numbering plan as part of a rough clustering pattern for shorter route segments. Upon the creation of the State Highway system in 1927, all of K-35 was dirt. By 1930, the segment from La Cynge west to the Linn/Miami county line was graveled. By 1932, the segment from La Cynge east to US 73E was hard-surfaced.

In January 1937, K-35 was realigned to the south, meeting K-7 in Linn County near Parker. The segment west of La Cynge did not get hard-surfaced until 1956.

In anticipation of the new Interstate 35, K-35 was re-designated K-135 on October 31, 1957. It was subsequently re-designated K-152, its present designation, in March of 1977.


US 36

Length: 390.594 miles

West Endpoint:
Junction US 40N near Halford, concurrent with K-22 (1926-1930)
Colorado State Line west of St. Francis (1930-present)

East Endpoint:
Missouri State Line at Elwood, Kan./St. Joseph, Mo.

Counties Served:
Cheyenne, Rawlins, Decatur, Norton, Phillips, Smith, Jewell, Republic, Washington, Marshall, Nemaha, Brown, Doniphan

Historic Counties Served: Thomas, Sheridan (1926-1930)

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K-37

Length: 12.613 miles

Historic West Endpoint: Junction US 75 near Neodesha

Historic East Endpoint: Junction US 160/US 169 south of Thayer

Historic Counties Served: Wilson, Montgomery (1937-1998)

History

K-37 was established in southeast Kansas as a re-designation of K-34 in 1937 as part of a re-numbering sequence to allow the number 34 to be used for a new highway in Clark County. K-37 was removed from the state highway system and turned back to the counties in 1998 when US 400 was opened on a new alignment nearby.


K-37 (1926)

Historic Southwest Endpoint: Junction US 50S in Kinsley

Historic Northeast Endpoint:
Junction K-8 near Seward (1926-1932)
Junction US 50N in Larned (1932-1936)

Historic Counties Served:
Stafford (1926-1932)
Edwards, Pawnee, (1926-1936)

History

The highway from Kinsley to Seward was originally numbered K-37 in the final version of the original highway numbering plan as part of a rough clustering pattern for shorter route segments. The route between US 50N at Larned, and K-8 at Seward was re-designated as an extension of K-19 by 1932. The segment from Seward to Larned became an K-45 by 1937 as part of a re-numbering sequence to allow the K-34 designation to be used in Clark County.


K-38

Length: 12.731 miles

Historic West Endpoint: Junction K-15 north of Dexter

Historic East Endpoint: County Road 2 north of Cloverdale

Historic Counties Served: Cowley, Chautauqua (1937-1997)

History

Originally, K-38 was part of a proposed shortcut from Winfield to Independence which never materialized. The segment that was built was completed by 1945 and paved by 1950. No additional extension of K-38 was completed. Cowley County agreed to take over maintenance of K-38 in the 1990s in consideration for building a US 77 bypass at Arkansas City. K-38 was removed from the state system in November of 1997, when the Arkansas City bypass was completed.


K-38 (1926-1936)

West Endpoint: Junction K-6 in Kincaid

East Endpoint: Junction US 73E at Fulton

Historic Counties Served:
Anderson, Linn, Bourbon (1926-1936)


K-39

Length: 65.032 miles

West Endpoint:
Junction K-96 north of Fredonia (1926-1937)
Junction US 160 near Elk City (1937-1998)
Junction US 400 northwest of Fredonia (1998-present)

East Endpoint: Junction K-7 east of Hiattville

Counties Served: Wilson, Neosho, Bourbon

Historic County Served: Montgomery (1937-1998)