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: 1982[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 Garden City and travels east/northeast to Ellsworth County. It was originally an intrastate U.S. Highway that existed from 1957 to 1982.[1]

Route description[edit]

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.


US 156.svg

From 1957 to 1982, the route existed as U.S. Route 156, a spur highway of U.S. Route 56 that ran from Garden City to Great Bend. US-156 had originally been planned as U.S. Route 155.[3] Until 1965, the section of the highway from Great Bend to Ellsworth County was designated K-45.[4] The entirety of US-156, from Garden City to Ellsworth County, was decommissioned in 1982 and turned over to the state.[1]

Junction list[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Finney Garden City
US-50 Bus. / US-83 Bus. – Lakin, Scott City, Liberal
Western terminus
US-50 / US-83 / US-400 – Scott City, Liberal Interchange
K-23 north – Dighton Western end of K-23 concurrency
K-23 south – Cimarron Eastern end of K-23 concurrency
Hodgeman Jetmore US-283 (Main Street) – Ness City, Jetmore
Pawnee US-183 – Lacrosse, Kinsley
K-264 south – Larned State Hospital Northern terminus of K-264
Larned US-56 west (Broadway Street) – Belpre, Kinsley Western end of US-56 concurrency
Barton Great Bend K-96 west – Ness City Western end of K-96 concurrency
US-281 (Main Street) – Russell, St. John
US-56 / K-96 east – Lyons Western end of US-56/K-96 concurrency
K-4 – Lindsborg, Hoisington Interchange
K-14 (Grand Avenue) / K-14 Truck begins – Ellsworth, Lyons
West end of K-14 Truck concurrency; southern terminus of K-14 Truck
Ellsworth 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 concurrency
K-111 south – Kanopolis Northern terminus of K-111
I-70 / US-40 – Salina, Hays Eastern terminus; I-70 exit 225
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b c 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. ^ Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Chronological History Documentation: US 56 (correspondence between ODOT, AASHO, and other DOTs)
  4. ^ 1965 Kansas State Highway Map