State Route 1 in Kansas
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State Route 1, also known as K-1 is a state route in the U.S. state of Kansas. The road forms a short north-south route in the south of the state and is 22 kilometers long.
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K-1 is a continuation of State Route 34 in Oklahoma that comes out of Buffalo. The road heads north over fairly flat prairies and ends on US 160 after 22 miles south of Coldwater. There are no other side roads or villages on the route.
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The original K-1 ran north-south throughout the state of Kansas, from the Oklahoma border through Coldwater, Greensburg, Kinsley, La Crosse, Hays, Stockton, and Philipsburg to US 83 nearly on the border with Nebraska. In the early 1930s, this route was completely unpaved. From 1941, K-1 was largely replaced by US 183, except for the southernmost 22 kilometers south of Coldwater. This part was paved around 1952.
700 vehicles use K-1 every day.
State Route 10 in Kansas
State Route 10, also known as K-10 is a state route in the U.S. state of Kansas. The road is largely a freeway, connecting the city of Lawrence with southern Kansas City metropolitan area. The road is 61 kilometers long.
K-10 close to Kansas City.
K-10 through the Baker Wetlands in Lawrence.
K-10 begins on the west side of the city of Lawrence at a junction with Interstate 70 and then forms the South Lawrence Trafficway, a grade separated road. The western half of the South Lawrence Trafficway between I-70 and US 59 is a single-lane grade separated road, east of US 59 K-10 is a full 2×2 lane freeway. The highway first passes through the Baker Wetlands on the outskirts of Lawrence, then passes several small towns west of the Kansas City metropolitan area. West of the Kansas City region, the area has some minor elevation changes. K-10 then forms the dividing line between the suburbs Olathe and Lenexa, where a cloverleaf with K-7is. K-10 shortly thereafter terminates at an interchange with Interstate 435, which forms Kansas City’s beltway.
The K-10 was originally built as a two-lane road, but was upgraded to freeway in 1974. On November 9, 1976, the first part between Lawrence and De Soto opened. On December 18, 1984, the highway east of Lawrence was completed when the section between K-7 and I-435 was upgraded to freeway.
It was later planned to build a south and west bypass around the city of Lawrence, called the South Lawrence Trafficway. In 1996, the western portion of the South Lawrence Trafficway opened. This bypass is a super two that is part-level between I-70 and US 59 south of Lawrence.
After much delay, the eastern part of the South Lawrence Trafficway was also constructed, a freeway that completes the ring road around Lawrence. The project was carried out between October 2013 and November 2016. The inauguration followed on November 4, 2016 and the traffic opening on November 9, 2016.
In 2015-2016, the interchange with I-435 in Lenexa was reconstructed. Also known as the ‘Johnson County Gateway’, this project mainly involved I-35 and I-435, but also a small section of K-10. In 2015, the nearby interchange with Ridgeview Road was transformed into a diverging diamond interchange. The DDI opened to traffic on July 20, 2015.
The highway has 26,000 vehicles between Lawrence and Lenexa. Just before the ring road, this rises to 63,000 vehicles.
State Route 11 in Kansas
State Route 11, also known as K-11 is a state route in the U.S. state of Kansas. The road forms a short north-south route in the middle of the state, between Kingman and Arlington. K-11 is 27 kilometers long.
K-11 begins west of Kingman at an intersection with US 54 / US 400 and heads north through the flat to rolling countryside. The road is mostly straight, but jumps once in the grid. Near the village of Arlington, K-11 terminates at K-61.
The number K-11 has been assigned several times. The original K-11 ran statewide between 1926 and 1938, running a north-south route from the Oklahoma border to the Nebraska border, passing through Emporia, Wamego, and Frankfort. The road was later renumbered as K-99 to connect to the same number in Oklahoma.
After that, K-11 was assigned between 1940 and 1959 on a two-mile route between the Oklahoma border and the village of Kiowa. Before and after this it was numbered as the K-8.
The current route was originally numbered K-14. This route then ran north-south across the state from Oklahoma to Nebraska, from Kiowa via Kingman, Lyons, Lincoln, and Beloit. These were all small villages so K-14 didn’t have much importance. The current route between Kingman and Arlington was a dirt road in 1932. The road was paved in the first half of the 1950s. The road remained numbered K-14 until 2013, when the route was rerouted east of Kingman and the original route was renumbered K-11.
Every day, 400 to 500 vehicles use K-11.