Length: 3.768 miles
South Endpoint: I-135/US 81 exit 46
North Endpoint: I-135/US 81 exit 48
County Served: McPherson
K-260 was established in a August 24, 1966 Highway Commission resolution in conjunction with the designation of the I-35W alignment in McPherson County. The reasoning behind the choice of the highway number is unknown. The route was a loop through Moundridge via Cole and Christian Streets and did not use any part of the old US 81 alignment. The road was constructed in 1971 and became part of the state highway system along with I-35W between Newton and McPherson in 1972.
|County MP||State MP||Junction|
|260-59/0.000||0.000||I-135 Exit 46 (begin K-260)|
|260-59/1.231||1.231||East city limits Moundrige|
|260-59/1.729||1.729||Cole Street/Christian Avenue|
|260-59/2.732||2.732||North city limits Moundgridge|
|260-59/3.621||3.621||I-135 exit 48 (end K-260)|
|I-135 Exit 46 to Goering Avenue||2,010||9.7%|
|On Cole Street from Goering Avenue|
to Christian Avenue
|On Christian Avenue from Cole Street|
to Durst Street
|Durst Street to I-135 Exit 48||1,130||17.3%|
Length: 1.201 miles
South Endpoint: Prairie Dog State Park, Keith Sebilus Lake
North Endpoint: US 36/K-383 4 miles west of Norton
County Served: Norton
K-261 was established in a December 2, 1964 Highway Commission resolution as a spur from US 36–383 to the Norton Reservoir. The number was assigned in sequence. The roadway was constructed in 1964.
The Norton Reservoir was renamed in honor of former Congressman Keith Sebelius in 1981. Keith Sebelius is also the father-in-law of former Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius.
AADT (2019): 75 (13.3% truck)
Length: 1.345 miles
Proposed South Endpoint: Proposed K-16 south of Wheaton
Proposed North Endpoint: Existing K-16 in Wheaton.
Proposed County Served: Pottawatomie
The number 262 was assigned in sequence to a new roadway from the proposed K-16 south of Wheaton north to Wheaton. The reason for the assignment is unknown; however, it is likely that K-262 was meant to be a spur from the new K-16 alignment, but the new alignment west of the proposed spur was canceled. The highway that was constructed as K-262 was opened as part of the new K-16 alignment in 1967.
Length: 0.642 miles
Historic Northwest Endpoint:
Baptiste Drive and Hospital Drive in Paola
Historic Southeast Endpoint: US 169/K-7 southeast of Paola.
Historic County Served: Miami
K-263 was established in a June 12, 1969 Highway Commission resolution in counciton with the designation of a new US 169 alignment between Paola and Spring Hill. The number was assigned in sequence. It was constructed in 1972 along with the new US 169 alignment.
K-263 was withdrawn in a November 4, 1997 KDOT resolution and turned back to the city of Paola. Paola had annexed out to (but not including) the US 169 interchange
Length: 1.033 miles
South Endpoint: Larned State Hospital
North Endpoint: Junction K-156 3 miles west of Larned
County Served: Pawnee
AADT (2019): 1,150 (7.8% truck)
K-264 was established in a August 11, 1965 Highway Commission resolution to connect US 156 to Larned State Hospital. The number was assigned in sequence. The road was constructed in 1965.
Proposed South Endpoint: North City Limits of Leonardville
Proposed North Endpoint: Proposed US 24 north of Leondardville.
Proposed County Served: Riley
The expansion of Fort Riley in 1965 made the realignment of highways in western Riley County necessary. The State Highway Commission adopted a plan via a March 17, 1965 resolution to relocate US 24 to the north of Leonardville. As a part of that resolution, K-265 was established as a spur connection from the new US 24 to Leonardville. The number was assigned in sequence.
Opposition to the relocation was raised almost immediately, according to the Topeka State Journal, and the US 24 realignment was never built. In a March 14, 1988 KDOT resolution, K-265 was withdrawn, and the long-standing alignment of US 24 through Leonardville was made the official routing once again.
Length: 7.541 miles
South Endpoint: US 36 12 miles west of Belleville
North Endpoint: Pawnee Indian Village
County Served: Republic
AADT (2019): 75 (33.3% truck)
K-266 was established in a May 10, 1967 Highway Commission resolution to connect the Pawnee Indian Village State Historical Site to US 36 west of Belleville. The number was assigned in sequence. The road was constructed in 1967.
Length: 0.837 mile
South Endpoint: I-70/US 24 exit 1
North Endpoint: Kanorado, on old US 24.
County Served: Sherman
K-267 was established in a June 7, 1966 Highway Commission resolution as part of the designation of the I-70 alignment in Sherman County. The number was assigned in sequence. The road was constructed in 1969 and became part of the State Highway system upon the opening of the adjoining stretch of I-70 on June 18, 1970.
|I-70 to old US 24||245||16.3%|
|On old US 24||600||8.3%|
Length: 9.490 miles
West Endpoint: US 75/K-31 north of Lyndon
East Endpoint: K-68 north of Quenemo
County Served: Osage
As part of the construction of Pomona Lake, the Highway Commission proposed a new road from US 75 north of Lyndon to K-68 north of Quenemo. The original plan was for this route to become K-68 and for the existing alignment to be withdrawn and turned back to Osage County. However, opposition to the withdrawl of the existing route resulted in the retention of the original alignment. In a November 14, 1962 Highway Commission resolution, the new route to serve Pomona lake was designated as K-268. The number was derived from K-68. The road was constructed in 1963.
|County MP||State MP||Location|
|268-70/0.000||0.000||US 75/K-31 (begin K-268)|
|268-70/9.490||9.490||K-68 (end K-268)|
|US 75 to K-368||3,031||6.7%|
|K-368 to K-68||2,680||7.8%|
Length: 3.073 miles
Historic South Endpoint: US 169 south of Iola
Historic North Endpoint: US 54 east of Iola
Historic County Served: Allen
A January 26, 1977 KDOT resolution designated a new alignment for US 169 between the Neosho/Allen coutny line and Iola. The plan included designated the old US 169 through Iola as a US 169 spur. In 1979, KDOT submitted a request to move US 169 onto its new alignment from South of Iola to Humboldt and to designate the new route north to US 54 as an Alternate route. AASHTO approved the request to move US 169, but denied the Alternate route request, suggesting that it be re-submitted when the route was ready to be opened to traffic. Rather than re-submit the request, KDOT, in a June 30, 1980 resolution, re-designated the new route as K-269, while reversing the 1977 resolution with regards to the existing alignment through Iola. The number was derived from US 169. The highway was opened in 1980.
In a September 20, 1991 KDOT resolution, K-269 would be given its intended US 169 designation upon the completion of the new US 169 between Iola and Colony. The new alignment opened on October 31, 1999
Length: 3.116 miles
Oklahoma State Line south of Liberal, concurrent with US 83
US 50 in Syracuse, concurrent with K-27 (1938-1981)
US 54 in Liberal, concurrent with US 83 (1981-present)
County Served: Seward
Historic Counties Served: Stevens, Grant, Stanton, Hamilton
US 270 was extended from Oklahoma into Kansas effective on January 1, 1938 along a routing via US 83, K-51, K-25, US 160 and K-27 to US 50 at Syracuse.
In 1963, the Highway Commission proposed extending US 270 north along K-27 to I-70 at Goodland. This request was rejected by AASHO.
In 1980, KDOT proposed eliminating the US 270 designation between Liberal and Syracuse, as the entire length of US 270 overlapped with other routes. AASHTO approved this request at their November 15, 1980 meeting, and was implemented by KDOT in a May 18, 1981 resolution.
|83-88/0.000||0.000||Oklahoma state line|
(Begin US 83 concurrent with US 270)
|83-88/1.093||1.093||South junction Kansas Avenue, Liberal|
|83-88/3.116||3.116||US 54 (end US 270)|
|Oklahoma State line to S. junction Kansas Avenue||5,170||36.8%|
|South junction Kansas Avenue to US 54||5,410||33.5%|
Length: 0.657 miles
Historic South Endpoint: North City limits of Mayfield
Historic North Endpoint: US 160 North of Mayfield
Historic County Served: Sumner
K-271 was established in a March 29, 1967 Highway Commission resolution as a new spur from US 160 to Mayfield. The number was assigned in sequence. The route was withdrawn in a January 6, 2014 KDOT resolution and turned back to Sumner County for unknown consideration.
Length: 1.000 miles
Historic West Endpoint:
City limits of Salina on Magnolia Road near KSU-Salina Campus
Historic East Endpoint: US 81 at 9th Street, Salina.
Historic County Served: Saline
K-272 was established via a January 22, 1969 Highway Commission resolution along Magnolia Road between US 81 and the K-State Salina Campus near the Salina Municipal Airport. The number was assigned in sequence. It was withdrawn in a April 12, 1972 resolution in conjunction with the with drawl of old US 81 in Salina. The turn-back was effective on January 1, 1973.
Historic South Endpoint: North city limits of Williamsburg
Historic North Endpoint: I-35 exit 270
Historic County Served: Franklin
K-273 was established in a November 14, 1968 Highway Commission resolution in conjunction with the designation of I-35 between Emporia and Ottawa. The number was assigned in sequence. The route was constructed as part of the construction of I-35, which opened to traffic on November 20, 1973.
K-273 was withdrawn in a September 30, 2002 KDOT resolution and turned back to the city of Williamsburg. The city had annexed the entire K-273 roadway corridor.
Length: 0.416 miles
Historic South Endpoint:
South end of KSU Research Station south of Hays
Historic North Endpoint: Bypass US 183 South of Hays
Historic County Served: Ellis
A May 22, 1968 Highway Commission resolution established a new alignment of US 183 south of Hays. It was subsequently decided that part of the route serving the K-State research station needed to be maintained as a state highway. That portion of old US 183 was designated as K-274 in a December 23, 1969 Highway Commission resolution. The number was assigned in sequence.
K-274 was withdrawn from the state highway system in a November 9, 2009 KDOT resolution and turned back to Ellis County.
Length: 1.384 miles
West Endpoint: East city limits of Olivet
East Endpoint: US 75 9 miles south of Lyndon
County Served: Osage
K-276 was established in a September 9, 1970 Highway Commission resolution as a new spur from the new US 75 alignment to Olivet. The number was assigned in sequence. It was constructed in 1972, though the adjacent section of US 75 was not completed until 1974.
AADT (2019): 215 (9.3% truck)
Historic Length: 0.710 miles
Historic West Endpoint: Junction K-7 14 miles north of Girard
Historic East Endpoint:
BNSF Railway crossing, outside Crawford County State Lake
Counties Passed through: Crawford
K-277 was established in a April 24, 1992 KDOT resolution along an existing Crawford County road, connecting K-7 with the Crawford County state lake. The choice of highway number is unknown. It was withdrawn in a June 1, 2013 KDOT resolution and turned back to Crawford County for unknown consideration.
Length: 2.988 miles
West Endpoint: Melvern State Park
East Endpoint: US 75 7 miles south of Lyndon
County Served: Osage
AADT (2019): 190 (15.8% truck)
K-278 was established in a September 9, 1970 Highway Commission resolution as a spur from US 75 to the State Park at Melvern Lake. The number was assigned in sequence. The route was constructed in 1971.
Length: 0.489 miles
West Endpoint: Osawatomie State Hospital
East Endpoint: US 169/K-7 northeast of Osawatomie
County Served: Miami
AADT (2019): 1,220 (20.9% truck)
K-279 was established in a July 19, 1972 Highway Commission in conjunction with the designation of a new alignment for US 169 at Osawatomie. The route was designated as a spur to Osawatomie State Hospital. The number was assigned in sequence. The route was constructed in 1973.