K-55 (Kansas highway)

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K-55 marker

K-55
Route information
Maintained by KDOT
Length: 12.049 mi[2] (19.391 km)
Existed: 1932[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: US-81
East end: K-15 in Udall
Location
Counties: Sumner, Cowley
Highway system
  • Kansas State Highway System
US-54 K-57

K-55 is a 12-mile (19 km) east–west link between K-15 in Udall and US-81 11 miles (18 km) north of Wellington. It passes through the town of Belle Plaine.

The road's westbound terminus is a triangle-type intersection. Just before the western terminus, the road passes under the Kansas Turnpike, although there is no intersection. Turnpike access is available at K-53 to the north and US-160 to the south near Wellington.

History[edit]

K-55 appears on the 1932 Kansas Highway map, although it ended at an older alignment of K-15, just east of Udall.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Sumner 0.000 0.000 US-81 Western terminus of K-55
Cowley Udall 12.049 19.391 K-15 Eastern terminus of K-55
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kennedy, Richie. "Kansas Highways Routelog". Kansas Highways 7.0. [self-published source?]
  2. ^ a b Staff (2016). "Pavement Management Information System". Kansas Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 22, 2017. 
  3. ^ Kansas Department of Transportation: Historic State Maps

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