K-25 (Kansas highway)

K-25 is a 238.259-mile-long (383.441 km) south–north state highway in the U.S. State of Kansas. K-25 runs from Oklahoma State Highway 136 (SH-136) at the Oklahoma State Line to Nebraska Highway 25 (N-25) at the Nebraska border, running through Leoti, Colby, and Atwood plus many more towns along the way.

K-25 marker

K-25
Route information
Maintained by KDOT
Length238.259 mi[1] (383.441 km)
Major junctions
South end SH-136 near Hugoton
 
North end N-25 near Trenton, NE
Location
CountiesStevens, Grant, Kearny, Wichita, Logan, Thomas, Rawlins
Highway system
  • Kansas State Highway System
US-24K-26

Route descriptionEdit

 
K-25 as it passes through Lakin

K-25 enters Kansas from Oklahoma, acting as a continuation of SH-136. K-25 continues relatively due north through flat land until it meets U.S. Route 56 (US-56) and K-51. K-25 turns northeast on the two routes, which K-25 is concurrent with until Hugoton, when K-25 and K-51 split off of US-51. North of town, K-25 splits off of K-51, and K-25 continues in the same fashion as it did, passing through Ulysses, where US-160 is intersected, Lakin, where K-25 junctions US-50 and US-400 at the same time, and Leoti, where K-96 is intersected.

 
K-25 where it intersects US-50 and US-400

After leaving Leoti, K-25 continues due north for about 20 miles, until the route turns east for about 8 miles, until turning back north, immediately passing through Russell Springs. North of Russell Springs, US-40 is intersected, sharing an overlap for about ten miles. After turning onto US-40, the road starts to become hillier. K-25 separates just west of Baker. From there, it goes north to Colby, traveling through lightly rolling hills. Just south of Colby, I-70 is junctioned, with a good number of services near the interchange. K-25 then becomes a 4 lane divided highway until it enters Colby, where it changes back into a surface street. Within the Colby city limits, US-24 is intersected. K-25 continues out of Colby, alternating between flat and rolling land. In Atwood, US-36 is intersected. K-25 leaves Atwood traveling through rolling hills at first, but flattens out as it continues north. K-25 exits Kansas into Nebraska where N-25 continues toward Trenton, Nebraska.[2]

Junction ListEdit

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
Stevens0.0000.000  SH-136 south – GuymonContinuation into Oklahoma
10.86117.479   US-56 west / K-51 west – Rolla, ElkhartSouthern end of US-56/K-51 overlap
Hugoton18.49629.766  K-51 east – LiberalNorthern end of K-51 overlap
20.64233.220  US-56 east – SubletteNorthern end of US-56 overlap
GrantUlysses47.40076.283  US-160 – Johnson City, Sublette
KearnyLakin75.309121.198   US-50 / US-400 – Garden City, Syracuse
WichitaLeoti116.570187.601  K-96 – Tribune, Scott City
Logan168.596271.329  US-40 west – Sharon SpringsSouthern end of US-40 overlap
175.797282.918  US-40 east – Monument, OakleyNorthern end of US-40 overlap
ThomasColby194.053312.298  I-70 – Hays, Salina, Denver COI-70 exit 53
196.275315.874   US-24 to I-70 – Hoxie
RawlinsAtwood225.064362.205  US-36 – Oberlin, St. Francis
238.259383.441  N-25 north – TrentonContinuation into Nebraska
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Staff (2016). "Pavement Management Information System". Kansas Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  2. ^ Google (April 21, 2017). "K-25 (Kansas highway)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved April 21, 2017.