K-42 (Kansas highway)

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K-42 marker

Route information
Maintained by KDOT
Length 75.061 mi[1] (120.799 km)
Major junctions
West end US-281 in Sawyer
East end I-235 in Wichita
Counties Pratt, Kingman, Sumner, Sedgwick
Highway system
  • Kansas State Highway System

K-42 is a 75-mile (120.799 km) state highway in the U.S. state of Kansas. The highway serves as a connection to Wichita for communities between the US-160 and US-54 corridors.

Route description[edit]

K-42 in southern Kingman County as it crosses the Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad.

It begins at US-281 in Sawyer and travels southeast to Isabel where it rides the Barber/Pratt county line until it enters Kingman County, where it passes through Nashville, Zenda, and Spivey. North of Rago it intersects K-14 then continues on to pass through Norwich.

After entering Sedgwick County, it passes through Viola where K-49's northern terminus is. It continues northeast into south Wichita and terminates at Exit 5 on I-235.


K-42 once terminated at US-54 and US-400. The route was truncated to I-235 around 2003, when it was removed from the official Kansas map.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

PrattSawyer0.0000.000 US-281Western terminus; road continues as Broadway Street
KingmanRago32.75952.721 K-14
Sumner48.91178.715 K-2 westEastern terminus of K-2
SedgwickViola57.49492.528 K-49Northern terminus of K-49
Wichita75.061120.799 I-235Eastern terminus; I-235 exit 5; road continues NE as Southwest Boulevard
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Staff (2016). "Pavement Management Information System". Kansas Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  2. ^ Kansas Department of Transportation (October 7, 2005). "KDOT 2001 Highway and Route Changes". Topeka: Kansas Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 29, 2007.

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