K-23 (Kansas highway)

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K-23 marker

Route information
Maintained by KDOT
Length: 199.117 mi (320.448 km)
Major junctions
South end: SH-23 near Forgan, OK
North end: US-83 / K-383 near Selden
Counties: Meade, Gray, Finney, Lane, Gove, Sheridan
Highway system
  • Kansas State Highway System
K-22 US-24

K-23 is a state highway in Kansas. It starts as a continuation of Oklahoma Route 23 and it runs north to US 83 and K-383.

Route description[edit]

K-23 begins its northerly journey at the Kansas-Oklahoma state line northwest of Forgan, Oklahoma, picking up northbound traffic from Oklahoma Highway 23. It traverses flat land with a few hills, passing near Meade Lake, then intersects U.S. Routes 54 and 160 in downtown Meade. After leaving Meade, it starts to traverse rolling hills until K-98, where the road levels out. K-23 intersects U.S. Route 56 on its way to Cimarron, where it junctions U.S. Routes 50 and 400. North of Cimarron, the route alternates between flat and hilly land through farmland. North of Cimarron, the route overlaps K-156 for five miles. After leaving K-156, the highway turns back north, levels out and heads toward Dighton, the only city in Lane County. There it intersects K-96. North of Dighton the route intersects K-4, and the two routes briefly run concurrent. After leaving K-4, it travels north to Gove City, and continues to Grainfield, where it intersects I-70 and U.S. Route 40, where the three routes overlap for two miles before K-23 turns north again. North of Grainfield, rolling hills alternate with the flatter land. In Hoxie, U.S. Route 24 is intersected. North of Hoxie, the road intersects K-123, turns west, then intersects K-223. K-23 continues west until its northern terminus at U.S. Route 83 and K-383.

Junction list[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Meade 0.000 0.000 SH-23 Continuation into Oklahoma
Meade 26.474 42.606 US-54 / US-160
33.557 54.005 K-98 east
Gray 50.130 80.676 US-56
Cimarron 62.622 100.780 US-50 / US-400
Finney 80.207 129.081 K-156 east Southern end of concurrency with K-156
86.187 138.705 K-156 west Northern end of concurrency with K-156
Lane Dighton 115.372 185.673 K-96
Shields 124.336 200.099 K-4 east Southern end of concurrency with K-4
126.352 203.344 K-4 west Northern end of concurrency with K-4
Gove 160.927 258.987 I-70 / US-40 – Oakley I-70 exit 93
Grainfield 161.814 260.414
K-23 Alt. north
163.059 262.418
K-23 Spur to I-70 / US-40 – WaKeeney
163.829 263.657
K-23 Alt. south
Sheridan Hoxie 180.300 290.165 US-24
193.774 311.849 K-123 north
194.815 313.524 K-223 north
199.117 320.448 K-383 north / US-83 Road continues as US-83 north
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Related routes[edit]

K-23 Alternate[edit]

K-23 Alternate
Location: Grainfield
Length: 1.828 mi[1] (2.942 km)

K-23 Alternate starts at the intersection of K-23 and Main Street in Grainfield. K-23 Alternate heads north through the town along Main Street. Just north of the city limits, the route turns to the east and ends at the mainline K-23.

K-23 Spur[edit]

K-23 Spur
Location: Near Grainfield
Length: 0.30 mi[2] (0.48 km)

K-23 Spur is a 0.3-mile-long (0.48 km) connection between K-23 and I-70 / US 40 near Grainfield.


  1. ^ a b c Staff (2016). "Pavement Management Information System". Kansas Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 21, 2017. 
  2. ^ Bureau of Transportation Planning (October 2006). General Highway Map of Gove County, Kansas (PDF) (Map). Kansas Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 21, 2017.