K-15 (Kansas highway)

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K-15 marker

Eisenhower Memorial Highway
Route information
Maintained by KDOT
Length: 206 mi (332 km)
Major junctions
South end: SH-18 southeast of Dexter
North end: N-15 north of Morrowville
Counties: Cowley, Sumner, Sedgwick, Harvey, Marion, Dickinson, Clay, Washington
Highway system

Kansas numbered highways

K-14 K-16

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[1] (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.[2]

Route description[edit]

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.[1]

Junction list[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
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
Winfield K-360 west
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
county line
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

Spur routes[edit]

These highways are short spurs from K-15.


Route map: Bing / Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b Kennedy, Richie. "Routelog". Kansas Highways 7.0. Archived from the original on 2007-02-18. Retrieved 2007-04-10. 
  2. ^ K.S.A. 68-1023

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