K-18 (Kansas highway)

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K-18 marker

Route information
Maintained by KDOT
Length: 206 mi (332 km)
Major junctions
West end: US-24 near Bogue
East end: K-99 south of Wamego
Counties: Graham, Rooks, Osborne, Russell, Lincoln, Ottawa, Dickinson, Geary, Riley, Wabaunsee
Highway system
  • Kansas State Highway System
K-17 K-19

K-18 is a Kansas state highway running primarily east–west between U.S. Route 24 (US-24) and K-99 in the north central part of the state. Portions of the highway have been upgraded to a freeway beginning in 2012.

Route description[edit]

K-18 begins near the town of Bogue in Graham County as it branches off to the south from US-24. The highway then stairsteps to the southeast through the towns of Damar, Palco, Plainville, and Codell in Rooks County; Natoma in Osborne County; Paradise, Waldo, Luray, and Lucas in Russell County (K-18 is duplexed with US-281 for 9 miles (14 km) west of Luray); and Sylvan Grove, Lincoln, and Beverly in Lincoln County. As K-18 enters Ottawa County, it takes a due east bearing, traveling through Tescott and meeting US-81 north of Salina. The road briefly jogs to the north for around 2 miles (3.2 km) before turning east again to travel through Bennington and Talmage in Dickinson County and into Junction City in Geary County. In Junction City, K-18 meets US-77 and travels south along US-77 through the city until it hits I-70. K-18 then travels to the northeast along I-70 for eight miles (13 km) before exiting and continuing to the northeast toward Manhattan as a freeway. K-18 crosses the Kansas River at the Riley County line and travels through Ogden into Manhattan. Once traveling through Manhattan, K-18 again crosses the Kansas River and parallels the river to the south into Wabaunsee County before ending at K-99 south of Wamego.

The section of K-18 from I-70 in Grandview Plaza to K-113 in Manhattan has been rebuilt into a limited-access divided freeway, a project that began in 2012.

Junction list[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Exit Destinations Notes
Graham Bogue 0.000 0.000 US-24 Western terminus
Rooks Plainville 26.958 43.385 US-183
No major junctions
Russell Paradise 54.523 87.746 US-281 south Western end of US-281 concurrency
Luray 63.035 101.445 US-281 north Eastern end of US-281 concurrency
Lucas 73.945 119.003 K-232 south Northern terminus of K-232
Lincoln Sylvan Grove 81.368 130.949 K-181
Lincoln 94.828 152.611 K-14
Beverly 105.296 169.457 K-252 south Northern terminus of K-252
Ottawa 119.008 191.525 K-106 north Southern terminus of K-106
123.461 198.691 US-81 – Concordia, Salina Interchange
Dickinson 148.759 239.404 K-15 south Western end of K-15 concurrency
152.725 245.787 K-15 north Eastern end of K-15 concurrency
Geary Junction City 166.971 268.714 US-77 north / 8th Street east – Marysville Interchange; western end of K-77 concurrency
169.123 272.177 I-70 / US-40 west / US-77 south – Salina, Herington I-70 exit 295; eastern end of US-77 concurrency; western end of I-70/US-40 concurrency
170.710 274.731 296
US-40 Bus. east (Washington Street)
Exit numbers follow I-70
172.068 276.917 298 East Street / Chestnut Street
Grandview Plaza 172.775 278.054 299 J Hill Road / Flinthills Boulevard
173.975 279.986 300
US-40 Bus. west / K-57 – Council Grove
174.868 281.423 301 Fort Riley, Marshall Field
177.054 284.941 I-70 / US-40 east / Clarks Creek Road south I-70 exit 303; eastern end of I-70/US-40 concurrency
Riley Fort Riley 180.503 290.491 12th Street
Ogden 182.123 293.099 K-114 west Eastern terminus of K-114
183.374 295.112 56th Avenue Serves Manhattan Regional Airport
185.674 298.813 Scenic Drive
Manhattan 187.923 302.433 Miller Parkway / Davis Drive
188.642 303.590 K-113 north (Seth Child Road) / Canyon Drive Southern terminus of K-113
189.245 304.560 Rosecutter Road south / Richards Drive north At-grade intersection; eastern end of freeway section
191.357 307.959 K-177 north (Fort Riley Boulevard) to US-24 (Tuttle Creek Boulevard) Western end of K-177 concurrency
Pierre Street west Interchange; westbound left exit and eastbound left entrance
191.937 308.893 K-177 south Eastern end of K-177 concurrency
Wabaunsee 205.999 331.523 K-99 – Wamego, Alma Eastern terminus; road continues as Mt. Mitchell Road
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Staff (2016). "Pavement Management Information System". Kansas Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 21, 2017.