K-156 (Kansas highway)
|Maintained by KDOT|
|Length||175.663 mi (282.702 km)|
|Existed||April 1, 1981–present|
US-50 Bus. / US-83 Bus. in Garden City
|East end||I-70 / US-40 in Ellsworth|
|Counties||Finney, Hodgeman, Pawnee, Barton, Ellsworth|
K-156 is a 175.663-mile-long (282.702 km) west–east state highway in the U.S. state of Kansas. K-156's western terminus is at U.S. Route 50 Business (US-50 Bus.) and US-83 Bus. in Garden City and the eastern terminus is at Interstate 70 (I-70) and US-40 in Ellsworth. It was originally US-156, an intrastate U.S. Highway that existed from 1957 to 1981.
The route begins in Garden City, on Kansas Avenue at the junction with US-50 Business and US-83 Business (Main Street). It then follows Kansas Ave. eastbound out of town, where it meets K-23 for a three-mile (4.8 km) concurrency west of Kalvesta. After crossing US-283 in Jetmore, and US-183 east of Rozel, K-156 becomes concurrent with its implied parent, US-56, in Larned, at the intersection of 14th and Broadway Streets. Together, US-56 and K-156 head northeast toward Great Bend, where K-96 joins the concurrency. After the three highways cross US-281, they leave Great Bend and K-156 splits from US-56 and K-96, heading northeast from there. After an interchange with K-4 east of Claflin, K-156 meets K-14 south of Ellsworth. At that junction, K-156 begins carrying a concurrency with K-14 Truck route. Inside Ellsworth, K-14 Truck splits from K-156 at the junction with K-140. K-156 ends at exit 225 of I-70 and US-40, in northeast Ellsworth County.
From 1957 to 1982, the route existed as U.S. Route 156, a spur highway of US-56 that ran from Garden City to Great Bend. US-156 had originally been planned as US-155. Until 1965, the section of the highway from Great Bend to Ellsworth County was designated K-45. The entirety of US-156, from Garden City to Ellsworth County, was decommissioned on April 1, 1981 and redesignated K-156.
US-50 Bus. / US-83 Bus. – Lakin, Scott City, Liberal
|1.936||3.116||US-50 / US-83 / US-400 – Scott City, Liberal||Diamond interchange|
|||24.210||38.962||K-23 north – Dighton||Western end of K-23 overlap|
|||30.190||48.586||K-23 south – Cimarron||Eastern end of K-23 overlap|
|Hodgeman||Jetmore||56.069||90.234||US-283 (Main Street) – Ness City, Jetmore|
|Pawnee||||89.939||144.743||US-183 – Lacrosse, Kinsley|
|||98.908||159.177||K-264 south – Larned State Hospital||Northern terminus of K-264|
|Larned||101.734||163.725||US-56 west (Broadway Street) – Belpre, Kinsley||Western end of US-56 overlap|
|Barton||Great Bend||122.153||196.586||K-96 west – Ness City||Western end of K-96 overlap|
|123.930||199.446||US-281 (Main Street) – Russell, St. John|
|||127.725||205.553||US-56 / K-96 east – Lyons||Western end of US-56/K-96 overlap|
|||142.989||230.118||K-4 – Lindsborg, Hoisington||Folded diamond interchange|
K-14 (Grand Avenue) / K-14 Truck begins – Ellsworth, Lyons
|West end of K-14 Truck overlap|
|Ellsworth||163.747||263.525||Kanopolis||Partial interchange; access via westbound exit ramp and connector road|
K-14 Truck north (15th Street) / K-140
|East end of K-14 Truck overlap|
|||170.417||274.260||K-111 south – Kanopolis||Northern terminus of K-111|
|||175.663||282.702||I-70 / US-40 – Salina, Hays||Eastern terminus; I-70 exit 225; diamond interchange|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- 1981 resolution (Map). KDOT. Retrieved August 2, 2019.
- Staff (2016). "Pavement Management Information System". Kansas Department of Transportation. Retrieved May 5, 2017.
- Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Chronological History Documentation: US 56 (correspondence between ODOT, AASHO, and other DOTs)
- 1965 Kansas State Highway Map