K-5 (Kansas highway)
|Maintained by KDOT|
|Length:||24.039 mi (38.687 km)|
|West end:||US-73 / K-7 in Leavenworth|
| I-435 in Kansas City
I-635 in Kansas City
|East end:||US-69 in Kansas City|
K-5 begins at US-73/K-7 in Leavenworth, from where it heads southeast. From here to Interstate 435, it is part of a scenic route for travelers. In the Lansing area, it runs along N 8th Street. After leaving Lansing, K-5 follows Wolcott Drive. Later, K-5 merges onto southbound Interstate 435, splitting off at the second exit, onto Leavenworth Road. K-5 follows Leavenworth Road east until it meets Interstate 635 northbound. It then splits off onto its own freeway alignment, which lasts for about 2 miles (3.2 km) until it turns onto Sunshine Road. It then ends at US-69 just south of the Fairfax Bridge. K-5's directions changed recently from west–east to north–south around 2010.
The Kansas state legislature passed Statute 68-1038, which designation the portion of K-5 between US-73/K-7 to I-435, then from I-435 to US-69, and southward on US-69 to the Oklahoma border, as the Frontier Military Scenic Byway.
Originally, the portion of K-5 between I-635 and US-69 in Kansas was planned to be designated as I-635. The interstate was planned to head eastward from where it meets K-5 until it meets US-69, at which point it would turn northward and cross the Fairfax Bridge over the Missouri River. However, the plan was never carried out and the highway segment between I-635 and US-69 in the northern area of Kansas City is designated as the current K-5.
|Leavenworth||Leavenworth||0.000||0.000||US-73 / K-7||Western terminus|
|Wyandotte||Kansas City||10.067||16.201||I-435 north||K-5 joins I-435 southbound and leaves westbound|
|13.063||21.023||I-435 south||K-5 leaves I-435 southbound and joins westbound|
|21.797||35.079||I-635 south||K-5 joins I-635 northbound and leaves westbound|
|22.499||36.209||I-635 north||K-5 leaves I-635 northbound and joins eastbound|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi