K-7 (Kansas highway)

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K-7 marker

Route information
Maintained by KDOT
Length: 240.606 mi[1] (387.218 km)
Major junctions
South end: US-69 at Picher, Oklahoma
North end: Nebraska border north of White Cloud
Counties: Cherokee, Crawford, Bourbon, Linn, Miami, Johnson, Wyandotte, Leavenworth, Atchison, Doniphan
Highway system
  • Kansas State Highway System
K-5 K-8

K-7 is a state highway in the U.S. state of Kansas. It is mostly a small country highway winding its way through the Osage Questas and Glaciated Regions of eastern Kansas, although a portion of the highway passes through the Kansas City metropolitan area. Significant portions of the highway overlap with U.S. Route 169 and U.S. Route 73. The portion of K-7 between Leavenworth and the Nebraska state line has been designated the "Glacial Hills Scenic Byway."

Route description[edit]

K-7 begins at the OklahomaKansas state line. concurrent with U.S. Route 69. K-7 and US-69 split at an intersection with U.S. Route 160 in Columbus. K-7 then goes north to Scammon, where it meets K-102. It then intersects K-103 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Scammon before intersecting U.S. Route 400 at Cherokee. Five miles north of Cherokee, it intersects K-126 and then intersects K-47 at Girard. It then continues north from Girard, passing just west of Farlington. Near Hiattville, it intersects K-39 and turns east, then northeast. Five miles south of Fort Scott, K-7 intersects US-69 at a freeway interchange, and K-7 overlaps with US-69 into Fort Scott.

While in Fort Scott, K-7 and US-69 intersect U.S. Route 54 and K-7 overlaps with US-54 west for four miles (6 km). It then turns north again, and alternates between going north and going west before entering Devon. It continues north to K-31, with which it overlaps for a mile going east. It then turns north and goes through Mound City, intersecting K-52 there. It goes north-northwesterly for 16 miles (26 km) and intersects K-152 east of Parker. It goes north, then west for 9 miles (14 km), then at Beagle, turns north and intersects U.S. Route 169 south of Osawatomie. While overlapping US-169, it follows a freeway alignment that bypasses Osawatomie and Paola before meeting K-68. After K-68, the freeway bypasses Hillsdale and Spring Hill before turning into expressway. The overlap with US-169 ends at its intersection with Interstate 35, U.S. Route 50 and U.S. Route 56 at Olathe.

In Olathe, K-7 alternates between northbound and westbound routings before turning north and becoming freeway. On the border between Olathe and Lenexa, K-7 intersects the K-10 freeway. It continues north, then turns northwest to cross the Kansas River and enter Bonner Springs, where it immediately intersects K-32. It turns north to intersect Interstate 70, the Kansas Turnpike, then turns northwest to intersect U.S. Route 24, U.S. Route 40, and U.S. Route 73. At this point, which is on the border between Bonner Springs and Kansas City, an overlap with US-73 begins. K-7 and US-73 then go north along the western city limits of Kansas City before entering Lansing. They continue north through Lansing and upon entering Leavenworth, intersect K-5. Also in Leavenworth, they intersect K-92 and they briefly run concurrent with K-92 before separating and turning west to leave Leavenworth.

K-7 and US-73 leave Leavenworth going west until intersecting K-192, then turn north, intersecting K-74 near Potter. At Atchison, K-7's overlap with US-73 ends at its intersection with U.S. Route 59. After winding its way through Atchison, K-7 continues north and intersects K-20 near Bendena and U.S. Route 36 west of Troy. The highway turns northwest along an alignment closely parallelling the Missouri River and after passing through White Cloud, ends at the Nebraska border northwest of White Cloud. No corresponding state highway in Nebraska continues from K-7, although a county road continues northwest to Rulo, Nebraska.

Major intersections[edit]

All exits are unnumbered.

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Cherokee 0.000 0.000 US-69 south / Treece Road east / 10 Road west South end of concurrency with US-69; Oklahoma state line
2.234 3.595 US-166 – Baxter Springs, Chetopa
Columbus 12.381 19.925 US-69 north / US-160 – Oswego, Pittsburg North end of concurrency with US-69
RoselandScammon line 19.431 31.271 K-102 west (Roseland Boulevard) – West Mineral
21.451 34.522 K-103 east – Weir
county line
Cherokee 23.445 37.731 US-400 to US-69 – Parsons
Crawford 28.429 45.752 K-126 – Pittsburg, McCune
Girard 35.600 57.293 K-47 (St. John Street) – Pittsburg, Chanute
Bourbon 50.271 80.903 K-39 west – Chanute
58.220 93.696 US-69 south – Pittsburg Modified trumpet interchange; south end of concurrency with US-69
Fort Scott 63.043 101.458 US-54 east (Wall Street) – Fort Scott, Nevada Mo. South end of freeway section; south end of concurrency with US-54
63.943 102.906 US-69 north – Kansas City North end of freeway section; north end of concurrency with US-69
67.640 108.856 US-54 west – Iola North end of concurrency with US-54
81.496 131.155 K-31 west – Mapleton South end of concurrency with K-31
82.420 132.642 K-31 east – Fulton North end of concurrency with K-31
Linn Mound City 91.158 146.705 K-52 west – Kincaid South end of concurrency with K-52
91.392 147.081 K-52 east (Main Street) – Pleasanton North end of concurrency with K-52
106.851 171.960 K-152 east (2100th Road) – La Cygne
Miami 118.717 191.056 US-169 south – Garnett South end of expressway section; south end of concurrency with US-169
Osawatomie 121.700 195.857 Main Street
122.529 197.191 K-279 west (343rd Street)
125.305 201.659 327th Street, Old KC Road Partial cloverleaf interchange
Paola 127.892 205.822 Baptiste Drive
132.343 212.985 K-68 – Ottawa, Louisburg
Hillsdale 135.358 217.838 255th Street
Spring Hill 139.420 224.375 223rd Street – Spring Hill, Bucyrus North end of expressway section
Johnson Olathe 148.927 239.675 US-169 north / I-35 / US-50 / US-56 / 151st Street – Wichita, Kansas City, Executive Airport I-35 exit 215; three-level interchange with two-way ramps between K-7 and 151st St.; north end of concurrency with US-169; 151st St. serves Olathe Medical Center
154.100 248.000 119th Street South end of freeway section
155.158 249.703 College Boulevard
156.161 251.317 K-10 – Lawrence, Lenexa Cloverleaf interchange
Lenexa 157.132 252.879 Prairie Star Boulevard
Shawnee 158.697 255.398 83rd Street
160.915 258.968 Shawnee Mission Parkway / 67th Street Cloverleaf interchange
162.253 261.121 Johnson Drive / 55th Street Roundabout interchange; north end of freeway section
Kansas River 164.407–
K-7 Bridge
Wyandotte Bonner Springs 164.773 265.176 K-32 (Kaw Drive) / Front Street South end of freeway section
165.798 266.826 Nettleton Avenue North end of freeway section
US-73 begin / US-24 / US-40 east / I-70 / Kansas Turnpike – St. Louis, Topeka Kansas Tpke. exit 224A; southern terminus of US-73; south end of concurrencies with US-24, US-40, and US-73
Kansas City 168.906 271.828 US-24 / US-40 west (State Avenue) Partial cloverleaf interchange; north end of concurrencies with US-24 and US-40
Leavenworth Leavenworth K-5 south – Leavenworth National Cemetery
K-92 west (Spruce Street) – McLouth Southern end of K-92 overlap
K-92 east – Platte City Mo. Northern end of K-92 overlap
CR-14 (Santa Fe Trail) / N. 20th Street Interchange
Kickapoo Township K-192 west – Easton
Atchison Walnut Township K-74 west – Potter
Atchison 205.372 330.514 US-73 north / US-59 – Hiawatha, St. Joseph Mo., Jackson Park North end of concurrency with US-73
Doniphan 218.324 351.358 K-20 west – Denton
222.346 357.831 US-36 – Troy, Wathena, Hiawatha Diamond interchange
Iowa Reservation 240.606 387.218 666th Avenue north – Rulo Nebraska state line
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 13, 2017. 

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