U.S. Route 400

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U.S. Route 400 marker

U.S. Route 400
Route information
Length: 488 mi[1] (785 km)
Existed: 1994 (extended west in 1996)[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: US 50 / US 385 in Granada, CO
 

US-50 in Dodge City, KS
I‑235 in Wichita, KS
I‑135 / US-81 in Wichita, KS

I‑35 / Kansas Turnpike at Wichita, KS
East end: I-44 / US 166 near Joplin, MO
Highway system

U.S. Route 400 is a mostly east–west U.S. Highway, commissioned in 1994.

The highway's eastern terminus is west of Joplin, Missouri at an intersection with Interstate 44, which it shares with U.S. Route 166. It originally ended in Garden City, Kansas; in 1996 it was extended to its current western terminus in Granada, Colorado at an intersection with U.S. Route 385.[1][2]

Route description[edit]

Colorado[edit]

US 400 begins in Granada at an intersection with US 385. It then runs concurrently with US 50 through Holly east to the Kansas border.

Kansas[edit]

US-400 and US-50 enter Kansas west of Coolidge. They run concurrently through Garden City, where it intersects US-83 and separate at Dodge City, which is where it intersects US-56 and US-283. It continues southeast from Dodge City and first intersects US-54 at Mullinville.

US-400 and US-54 begin a long concurrency at Mullinville which passes through Greensburg, Pratt, and Kingman before entering Wichita. While in Wichita, US-400 and US-54 intersect Interstate 235 and the concurrency of US-81 and Interstate 135. K-96 provides a short freeway connection to Interstate 35, which is also the Kansas Turnpike. At Augusta, US-400 and US-54 enter into another concurrency with US-77, and US-400 breaks from this concurrency at Haverhill.

US 400/54 a few miles west of Pratt, Kansas.

US-400 continues east through several small towns before turning southeast to go through the Fredonia area and intersecting US-75 at Neodesha. After a brief concurrency with US-75, it turns east, intersecting US-59 near Parsons before intersecting US-69 south of Pittsburg. It then turns south with US-69 and at Crestline, follows US-69A south to Riverton. US-400 then turns east with US-166 at Baxter Springs, and the two highways run concurrently eastward into Missouri.

Missouri[edit]

US 400, along with US 166, terminates at I-44 about one mile (1.6 km) east of the Kansas-Missouri state line, three miles (5 km) west of Joplin.[3]

History[edit]

U.S. 400's eastern terminus approaching I-44 in Newton County, Missouri

U.S. Route 154[edit]

A section of U.S. 400 that ran from Dodge City to Mullinville, Kansas was U.S. Route 154 from 1926 to 1982. It later became K-154 before becoming part of U.S. 400.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Prowers Granada US 50 west / US 385 – Lamar, Cheyenne Wells, Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site west end of US 50 overlap
see US 50 in CO and US-50 in KS
Ford   US-50 east – Dodge City east end of US-50 overlap
  US-56 west – Sublette west end of US-56 overlap
  US-283 south – Minneola, Boot Hill, Front Street west end of US-283 overlap
Dodge City US-56 east / US-283 north / Trail Street – Jetmore, Kinsley east end of US-56 / US-283 overlap
  K-34 south – Bucklin
Kiowa   US-54 west – Meade interchange; west end of US-54 overlap; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
  US-183 – Kinsley, Coldwater
Pratt Pratt US-281 – St. John, Medicine Lodge, Airport
K-61 north – Hutchinson, Pratt Community College
  K-64 west (Southeast 25th Avenue) – Pratt County Lake
Kingman   170th Avenue - Cunningham interchange
  K-11 north – Hutchinson
Kingman K-14 south (North Main Street) – Anthony, Business District, Airport west end of K-14 overlap
  40th Avenue interchange; west end of freeway
  70th Avenue
  K-14 north (100th Avenue) – Hutchinson, Murdock east end of K-14 overlap
  Mount Vernon (150th Avenue)
Sedgwick   K-251 (391st West) – Cheney Reservoir
  383rd West - Cheney
  343rd West - St. Joe
  295th West - Garden Plain interchange; east end of freeway; former K-163
Wichita Maize Road interchange; west end of freeway
Tyler Road
Ridge Road - Mid-Continent Airport
Dugan Road no direct eastbound exit (signed at Ridge Road)
I‑235 I-235 exit 7
West Street
Edwards / Meridian former K-42
Seneca / Sycamore
Central Business District
Washington Avenue
I‑135 (US-81 / K-15) – Salina, Oklahoma City I-135 exits 5B-6A
Grove Street westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Hillside
Oliver / Edgemoor
Woodlawn no direct westbound exit (signed at Armour)
Towne East Drive / Armour
Rock interchange; east end of freeway; no direct eastbound exit (signed at Armour)
Kansas Turnpike / I‑35 – Oklahoma City, Kansas City Kansas Turnpike exit 50
  K-96 west to I‑35 / Kansas Turnpike – Hutchinson interchange
Butler Augusta US-77 south (Warren) – Douglass, Winfield west end of US-77 overlap
  Haverhill, Smileyberg interchange
  US-54 east / US-77 north – El Dorado interchange; east end of US-54 / US-77 overlap
Greenwood   K-99 south – Howard west end of K-99 overlap
  K-99 north – Emporia, Severy via county road east end of K-99 overlap
Wilson   K-39 east – Chanute, Toronto Lake, Cross Timbers State Park
  K-47 east – Altoona, Fredonia roundabout
  US-75 north – Neodesha interchange; west end of US-75 overlap
Montgomery   US-75 south – Independence interchange; east end of US-75 overlap
  US-169 – Chanute, Coffeyville interchange
Labette   Dennis via county road, Mound Valley via county road, Big Hill Lake former K-133
Parsons US-59 – Parsons, Erie interchange
Cherokee / Crawford   K-126 east – McCune
Cherokee K-7 – Girard, Columbus
  US-69 east / US-160 east / K-171 – Joplin, MO, Pittsburg west end of US-69 / US-160 overlap
Cherokee   K-103 west – Weir
  US-69 south / US-160 west – Columbus east end of US-69 / US-160 overlap; west end of US-69 Alt. overlap
  K-66 east / Beasley Road – Galena roundabout
 
US-69 Alt. south – Baxter Springs
east end of US-69 Alt. overlap
  US-166 west – Baxter Springs west end of US-166 overlap
  K-26 north – Galena
Newton   I-44 – Springfield, Tulsa I-44 exit 1; east end of US 166 overlap
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Droz, Robert V. U.S. Highways : From US 1 to (US 830). Retrieved 22:46, February 20, 2006 (UTC).
  2. ^ Sanderson, Dale End of U.S. Highway 400 (with maps of US 400 and related routes). Retrieved 19:35, March 25, 2006 (UTC).
  3. ^ Sanderson, Dale, US route numbering curiosities and violations (with maps of US 400 and related routes). Retrieved 20:10, March 25, 2006 (UTC).

External links[edit]

Browse numbered routes
SH 394 CO SH 402
K-383 KS I‑435
Route 376 MO US 412