K-156 (Kansas highway)

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K-156 marker

Route information
Maintained by KDOT
Length: 176.4 mi[2] (283.9 km)
Existed: 1957 as US 156, 1982 as K-156[1] – present
Major junctions
West end:
US-50 Bus. / US-83 Bus. in Garden City
East end: I‑70 / US-40 in Ellsworth
Counties: Finney, Hodgeman, Pawnee, Barton, Ellsworth
Highway system

Kansas numbered highways

K-154 K-157

K-156 is a state highway in the U.S. state of Kansas. It begins in Ellsworth and travels west/southwest to Garden City.


US 156.svg

Until 1965, the section of the highway from Ellsworth to Great Bend was designated Kansas Route 45.[3] From 1957 to 1982, the route existed as U.S. Route 156, a spur highway of U.S. Route 56.

U.S. 156 was planned as U.S. 155.[4]

Junction list[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Finney Garden City
US-50 Bus. / US-83 Bus.
Western terminus of K-156
US-50 / US-83 / US-400
  K-23 north Western end of K-23 concurrency
  K-23 south Eastern end of K-23 concurrency
Hodgeman Jetmore US-283
Pawnee   US-183
Larned US-56 west Western end of US 56 concurrency
Barton Great Bend K-96 west Western end of K-96 concurrency
US-56 east / K-96 east Western end of US 56/K-96 concurrency
Claflin K-4
Ellsworth Ellsworth K-14 south Southern end of K-14 concurrency
K-14 north Northern end of K-14 concurrency
K-111 east Western terminus of K-111
I‑70 / US-40 Eastern terminus of K-156
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Droz, Robert V. U.S. Highways : From US 1 to (US 830). URL accessed 13:10, 23 October 2006 (UTC).[self-published source]
  2. ^ Kennedy, Richie Kansas Highways Routelog. URL accessed 13:12, 23 October 2006 (UTC).[self-published source]
  3. ^ 1965 Kansas State Highway Map
  4. ^ Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Chronological History Documentation: US 56 (correspondence between ODOT, AASHO, and other DOTs)