K-51 (Kansas highway)
K-51 highlighted in red
|Maintained by KDOT|
|Length||79.095 mi (127.291 km)|
|West end||County Road M at Colorado State Line between Baca County, CO and Morton County|
|US-56 from Rolla to Hugoton|
|East end||US-83 near Liberal|
|Counties||Morton, Stevens, Seward|
K-51 is a 79.095-mile-long (127.291 km) west-east state highway in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Kansas. K-51 begins at the Colorado state line as a continuation of County Road M and travels eastward and ends at U.S. Route 83 (US-83) near Liberal. It travels through portions of Morton, Stevens, and Seward counties.
K-51 begins at the Colorado state line, acting as a continuation of County Road M. The highway travels due east through fields. K-51 then turns north onto K-27, forming a 10 mile (16 km) long concurrency. K-27 leaves at Richfield. K-51 runs eastward for a few miles before heading south towards Rolla. In Rolla, US-56 is met, and K-51 turns east onto US-56, crossing into Stevens County. Both routes then pick up northbound K-25, with all three routes heading into Hugoton. In the city itself, US-56 and K-25 turn north, leaving K-51 to head east on its own. The route goes eastward, entering Seward County. K-51 comes to an end north of Liberal at US-83.
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|Morton||||0.000||0.000||County Road M west||Continuation into Colorado|
|||7.871||12.667||K-27 south – Elkhart||Western end of K-27 concurrency|
|Richfield||22.265||35.832||K-27 north (Main Street) – Johnson City||Eastern end of K-27 concurrency|
|Rolla||39.746||63.965||US-56 west (1st Avenue) – Elkhart||Western end of US-56 concurrency|
|Stevens||||47.994||77.239||K-25 south – Guymon OK||Western end of K-25 concurrency|
|Hugoton||56.211||90.463||US-56 east / K-25 north (Main Street) – Satanta, Ulysses||Eastern end of US-56/K-25 concurrency|
|Seward||||79.095||127.291||US-83 (Road I) – Sublette, Liberal||Eastern terminus; road continues as Road 13 (unpaved)|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- Staff (2016). "Pavement Management Information System". Kansas Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 22, 2017.