K-15 (Kansas highway)
|Eisenhower Memorial Highway|
|Maintained by KDOT|
|Length:||206 mi (332 km)|
|South end:||SH-18 southeast of Dexter|
|North end:||N-15 north of Morrowville|
|Counties:||Cowley, Sumner, Sedgwick, Harvey, Marion, Dickinson, Clay, Washington|
K-15 is a Kansas state highway originating at the Oklahoma state line and continuing to the Nebraska state line where it is then signed as Nebraska Highway 15. It is signed as State Highway 18 once the highway enters Oklahoma. It is 206 miles (332 km) long. Throughout Kansas, it is signed as the Eisenhower Memorial Highway due to its route through Abilene, where the Eisenhower Memorial Museum and Library is located.
From the Oklahoma state line, K-15 runs north for 8 miles (13 km) before turning west for 4 miles (6.4 km) and overlapping US-166. It then returns to a due north course for 9 miles (14 km) to Dexter. Then, it heads west for 3 miles (4.8 km) where it again overlaps, this time with US-160.
At Winfield, K-15 follows US-77 west to Udall and then turns north then cuts through Mulvane. It then continues traveling north through Derby, finally joining I-135 and US-81 in Wichita. K-15 is a multilane divided highway beginning immediately southeast of Mulvane at its intersection with K-53. K-15 follows this four-lane alignment through both Mulvane and Derby until merging with I-135 in south Wichita.
K-15 follows the I-135 alignment to US-50, where it exits after less than a mile onto Kansas Avenue (old US-81) in Newton. It goes through Newton and North Newton then continues north to US-56 in Marion County. It overlaps US-56 east for 6 miles (9.7 km) then continues north through Durham before crossing K-4. It keeps heading towards Abilene, where it crosses I-70, and continues north to K-18.
K-15 overlaps K-18 another 4 miles (6.4 km) before returning north and crossing US-24 at Clay Center. K-9 joins K-15 for 12 miles (19 km), then departs. K-15 overlaps US-36 for 6 miles (9.7 km) before returning north to end at the Nebraska border, becoming N-15.
K-15 once split into two routes near Washington. The K-15W fork is the present-day routing of K-15, while K-15E was redesignated as part of K-148. K-15 was the only state route in Kansas to fork in this manner.
|Cowley||||0.00||0.00||SH-18 south||Continuation into Oklahoma|
|||US-166 east – Sedan||South end of US-166 concurrency|
|||US-166 west – Arkansas City, Winfield||North end of US-166 concurrency|
|||US-160 east – Burden||North end of US-160 concurrency|
|US-77 south (Main Street) / US-160 west (9th Avenue) – Wellington, Arkansas City||North end of US-160 concurrency; south end of US-77 concurrency|
|||US-77 north – El Dorado||North end of US-77 concurrency|
|Udall||K-55 west (Clark Street) – Belle Plaine|
|Sumner||Mulvane||K-53 west (119th Street South)||Interchange|
|Sedgwick||||I-35 / Kansas Turnpike||Exit 45 on I-35/Kansas Tpk.|
|Wichita||I-135 / US-81||South end of I-135/US-81 concurrency; exit 3A on I-135|
|Overlap with I-135/US-81|
|Harvey||Newton||I-135 / US-81 north / US-50 east – Salina, Emporia||North end of I-135/US-81 concurrency; south end of US-50 concurrency; exit 30 on I-135|
|US-50 – Hutchinson||Interchange; north end of US-50 concurrency|
|I-135 / US-81 – Salina, Wichita||Exit 34 on I-135|
|Marion||||US-56 west – McPherson||South end of US-56 concurrency|
|||K-168 north – Lehigh|
|Hillsboro||US-56 east (200th Street) – Marion||North end of US-56 concurrency|
|Dickinson||Elmo||K-4 (600 Avenue) – Gypsum, Hope|
|Abilene||I-70 / US-40 – Topeka, Salina||Exit 275 on I-70|
|||K-18 west (3000 Avenue) – Bennington||South end of K-18 concurrency|
|||K-18 east (3000 Avenue) – Junction City||North end of K-18 concurrency|
|Clay||||K-197 west – Industry|
|||K-82 east (7th Road) – Wakefield|
|Clay Center||US-24 (Crawford Street) – Beloit, Manhattan|
|||K-80 west – Morganville|
|||K-9 west (Parallel Road) – Concordia||South end of K-9 concurrency|
|Washington||||K-115 west (Palmer Avenue) – Palmer|
|||K-9 east / K-148 (10th Road) – Blue Rapids, Agenda||North end of K-9 concurrency; K-148 east is former K-15E; K-15 north of this point is former K-15W|
|Washington||US-36 east (7th Street) – Marysville||South end of US-36 concurrency|
|||US-36 west (17th Road) – Belleville||North end of US-36 concurrency|
|||206.0||331.5||N-15 north||Continuation into Nebraska|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
These highways are short spurs from K-15.