K-156 (Kansas highway)

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K-156 marker

Route information
Maintained by KDOT
Length 175.663 mi[1] (282.702 km)
Existed 1982[citation needed] – present
Major junctions
West end
US-50 Bus. / US-83 Bus. in Garden City
East end I-70 / US-40 in Ellsworth
Counties Finney, Hodgeman, Pawnee, Barton, Ellsworth
Highway system
  • Kansas State Highway System
K-154 K-157

K-156 is a state highway in the U.S. state of Kansas. It begins in Garden City and travels east/northeast to Ellsworth County. It was originally an intrastate U.S. Highway that existed from 1957 to 1982.[citation needed]

Route description[edit]

The route begins in Garden City, on Kansas Avenue at the junction with US-50 Business and US-83 Business (Main Street). It then follows Kansas Ave. eastbound out of town, where it meets K-23 for a three-mile (4.8 km) concurrency west of Kalvesta. After crossing US-283 in Jetmore, and US-183 east of Rozel, K-156 becomes concurrent with its implied parent, US-56, in Larned, at the intersection of 14th and Broadway Streets. Together, US-56 and K-156 head northeast toward Great Bend, where K-96 joins the concurrency. After the three highways cross US-281, they leave Great Bend and K-156 splits from US-56 and K-96, heading northeast from there. After an interchange with K-4 east of Claflin, K-156 meets K-14 south of Ellsworth. At that junction, K-156 begins carrying a concurrency with K-14 Truck route. Inside Ellsworth, K-14 Truck splits from K-156 at the junction with K-140. K-156 ends at exit 225 of I-70 and US-40, in northeast Ellsworth County.


US 156.svg

From 1957 to 1982, the route existed as U.S. Route 156, a spur highway of U.S. Route 56 that ran from Garden City to Great Bend. US-156 had originally been planned as U.S. Route 155.[2] Until 1965, the section of the highway from Great Bend to Ellsworth County was designated K-45.[3] The entirety of US-156, from Garden City to Ellsworth County, was decommissioned in 1982 and turned over to the state.[citation needed]

Junction list[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Finney Garden City 0.000 0.000
US-50 Bus. / US-83 Bus. – Lakin, Scott City, Liberal
1.936 3.116 US-50 / US-83 / US-400 – Scott City, Liberal Interchange
24.210 38.962 K-23 north – Dighton Western end of K-23 overlap
30.190 48.586 K-23 south – Cimarron Eastern end of K-23 overlap
Hodgeman Jetmore 56.069 90.234 US-283 (Main Street) – Ness City, Jetmore
Pawnee 89.939 144.743 US-183 – Lacrosse, Kinsley
98.908 159.177 K-264 south – Larned State Hospital
Larned 101.734 163.725 US-56 west (Broadway Street) – Belpre, Kinsley Western end of US-56 overlap
Barton Great Bend 122.153 196.586 K-96 west – Ness City Western end of K-96 overlap
123.930 199.446 US-281 (Main Street) – Russell, St. John
127.725 205.553 US-56 / K-96 east – Lyons Western end of US-56/K-96 overlap
142.989 230.118 K-4 – Lindsborg, Hoisington Interchange
Ellsworth 162.671 261.794
K-14 (Grand Avenue) / K-14 Truck begins – Ellsworth, Lyons
West end of K-14 Truck overlap
Ellsworth 163.747 263.525 Kanopolis Partial interchange; access via westbound exit ramp and connector road
164.966 265.487
K-14 Truck north (15th Street) / K-140
East end of K-14 Truck overlap
170.417 274.260 K-111 south – Kanopolis
175.663 282.702 I-70 / US-40 – Salina, Hays I-70 exit 225
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b Staff (2016). "Pavement Management Information System". Kansas Department of Transportation. Retrieved May 5, 2017. 
  2. ^ Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Chronological History Documentation: US 56 (correspondence between ODOT, AASHO, and other DOTs)
  3. ^ 1965 Kansas State Highway Map

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