K-38 (Kansas highway)

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K-38 marker

K-38
Route information
Maintained by KDOT
Length: 12.990 mi[1] (20.905 km)
Major junctions
West end: K-15 north of Dexter
East end: Ranch Road and Road 2 southwest of Grenola
Location
Counties: Chautauqua, Cowley
Highway system
  • Kansas State Highway System
K-37 K-39

K-38 was a Kansas state highway that started at K-15 north of Dexter in rural Cowley County. It was 12.9-mile-long (20.8 km), ending in Chautauqua County at an intersection with a county road. There were no towns or state facilities served by the road. K-38 was never completely paved; the last couple of miles of the road were gravel.

K-38 was decommissioned in November 1997.[2] It is now a county road for both Cowley (CR-28) and Chautauqua (Ranch Road).

Route description[edit]

K-38 began at a wye intersection with K-15, which headed west toward Winfield and south toward Dexter, in central Cowley County. The highway headed east as a low-grade bituminous surface road with crossings of Grouse Creek, a tributary of the Arkansas River, and Bullington Creek. K-38 veered away from the east–west section line around its crossing of Otter Creek and returned before the route reached the Cowley–Chautauqua county line.[3] The highway became a gravel road on entering Chautauqua County. K-38 continued east 2 miles (3.2 km) to its end at a junction of section line roads, east–west Ranch Road and north–south Road 2, near the Caney River in northwestern Chautauqua County; the nearest city to the highway's terminus is Grenola in southwestern Elk County, and the closest city in the county was Cedar Vale to the south.[4]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Cowley 0.000 0.000 K-15 – Dexter, Winfield Western terminus
Chautauqua 12.990 20.905 Road 2 / Ranch Road east Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kansas State Highway Commission. "Resolution Revising the Description of the Alignment of K-38 in Cowley and Chautauqua Counties as Passed by the State Highway Commission of Kansas January 7, 1937". Kansas Department of Transportation. Retrieved May 4, 2017. 
  2. ^ "KDOT 1997 Highway and Route Changes". October 7, 2005. Retrieved 2007-12-29. 
  3. ^ Bureau of Transportation Planning. General Highway Map: Cowley County (PDF) (Map) (1984 ed.). 1:125,000. Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Transportation. Retrieved May 4, 2017. 
  4. ^ Bureau of Transportation Planning. General Highway Map: Chautauqua County (PDF) (Map) (1984 ed.). 1:125,000. Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Transportation. Retrieved May 4, 2017. 

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