U.S. Route 75 in Kansas

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This article is about the section of U.S. Route 75 in Kansas. For the entire length of the highway, see U.S. Route 75.

U.S. Route 75 marker

U.S. Route 75
Route information
Maintained by KDOT
Existed: 1926 – present
Major junctions
south end: US-75 near Caney
  I‑35 / US-50 near Melvern
I‑335 / I‑470 / Kan. Tpk. in Topeka
I‑70 / US-40 / K-4 in Topeka
north end: US 75 near Sabetha
Highway system
Kansas numbered highways

U.S. Route 75 (US 75) enters into the state of Kansas from Oklahoma near Caney. The highway runs through the eastern part of the state, serving the state capitol of Topeka.

North of Topeka, US 75 runs near the Potawatomi and Kickapoo Indian reservations.

Route description[edit]

US 75 enters Kansas from Oklahoma near Caney and almost immediately starts an overlap with US 166. The highways split about 4 miles north of the state line. South of Neodesha, US 75 overlaps with US 400 as a 2 lane freeway.

At I-35, US 75 becomes a two-lane expressway again, passing east of Melvern Lake. About 15 miles south of Topeka, the highway becomes a four lane freeway. US 75 crosses the Kansas Turnpike without any direct access and drivers must use I-470 to access the turnpike. US 75 runs around the main part of the city along I-470 and I-70.

Leaving Topeka, US 75 becomes its own route again. Between Hoyt and Holton, the highway runs along the eastern border of the Potawatomi Indian Reservation. A few miles to the north, the highway runs west of the Kickapoo Reservation. North of Sabetha, US 75 exits the state into Nebraska.

Junction list[edit]

County Location Destinations Notes
Montgomery Caney US-166 east – Coffeyville, Joplin South end of US 166 overlap
US-166 west – Sedan Interchange; north end of US 166 overlap
US-160 west – Elk City South end of US 160 overlap
Independence US-160 east – Oswego North end of US 160 overlap
US-400 east – Parsons South end of US 400 overlap; south end of expressway
Wilson Neodesha US-400 west – Fredonia North end of US 400 overlap; north end of expressway
Altoona
US-75 Bus. north – Altoona
K-47 – Fredonia, Girard

US-75 Bus. south – Altoona
K-39 east – Chanute South end of K-39 overlap
K-39 west – Benedict North end of K-39 overlap
Woodson Yates US-54 – Eureka, Iola
Coffey K-58 east – Colony South end of K-58 overlap
K-58 west – Madison North end of K-58 overlap
I‑35 / US-50 – Emporia, Wichita, Kansas City South end of expressway
Osage W. 341st Street
K-276 west – Olivet
K-31 south – Melvern North end of expressway
K-278 west – Reading
Lyndon K-68 east – Ottawa
K-31 north / K-268 east – Osage City, Ottawa
US-56 – Burlingame, Baldwin City South end of freeway
Carbondale Main Street, E. 137th Street
Shawnee Topeka Boulevard Former US Alt. 75
S.W. 77th Street – Forbes Field
S.W. 57th Street
Topeka I‑470 east to I‑335 (Kansas Turnpike) – Wichita, Lawrence, Kansas City South end of I-470 overlap; I-470 exit 5
S.W. Cage Boulevard I-470 exit 4
S.W. Fairlawn Boulevard, S.W. 29th Street I-470 exit 3
S.W. 21st Street I-470 exit 2
S.W. Wanamaker Road Northbound exit and southbound entrance; I-470 exit 1B
S.W. Huntoon Street Southbound exit and northbound entrance; I-470 exit 1B
I‑70 west / US-40 west / K-4 west – Salina North end of I-470 overlap; south end of I-70/US 40/K-4 overlap
S.W. Wanamaker Road I-70 exit 356
S.W. Fairlawn Boulevard I-70 exit 357A
I‑70 east / US-40 east / K-4 east – Lawrence, Kansas City North end of I-70/US 40/K-4 overlap
North Topeka N.W. Lower Silver Lake Road
US-24 – Manhattan, Lawrence
N.W. 35th Street North end of freeway
Jackson Hoyt K-214 east – Hoyt
150th Road – Potawatomi Indian Reservation Interchange
Holton K-16 – Onaga, Valley Falls
K-9 – Wetmore, Netawaka
Brown K-20 east – Horton, Kickapoo Reservation
Fairview US-36 – Seneca, Hiawatha Interchange
Sabetha Main Street, 270th Street Interchange
Brown,
Nemaha
K-246 – Sabetha

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