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K-52 is a 23.045-mile-long (37.087 km) east–west state highway in eastern Kansas. K-52's western terminus is at an intersection with K-31 southeast of Mound City. K-52 then overlaps U.S. Route 69 for 8 miles (13 km) through Pleasanton and Trading Post, where it splits off to the east. Three miles later, it crosses into Missouri, becoming Route 52.

K-52 marker

K-52
Route information
Maintained by KDOT
Length23.045 mi[2] (37.087 km)
ExistedJanuary 7, 1937[1]–present
Major junctions
West end K-31 near Mound City
 
East end Route 52 at Missouri state line
Location
CountiesLinn
Highway system
  • Kansas State Highway System
K-51K-53

Route descriptionEdit

The only section of K-52 that is included in the National Highway System is its concurrency with US-69.[3] The National Highway System is a system of highways important to the nation's defense, economy, and mobility.[4] 2017 Annual average daily traffic (AADT) on K-52 ranged from 650 near the western terminus to 6530 between the East 1100 Road and East 1350 Road interchanges. Other AADT on the highway was 1230 east of US-69, 1420 slightly west of Mound City, 1870 west of US-69, 2220 slightly east of Mound City, 5690 between the south end of the K-52/US-69 overlap and the East 1100 Road interchange and 6500 between the East 1350 Road interchange and the north end of the K-52/US-69 overlap.[5]

HistoryEdit

K-52 was first established as a state highway on January 7, 1937 and went from K-38 in Blue Mound northeastward to K-7 in Mound City.[1] K-38 was then soon decommissioned and became an extension of K-31 sometime before the end of 1937.[6] K-52 was then soon extended further west and south to end at US-54 in Moran. On March 30, 1950 a resolution was passed to slightly realign K-52/US-69 near Trading Post.[7] K-31 originally left K-52 in Blue Mound and went south.[8] Then in a October 9, 1957 resolution it was extended further east along K-52 and turned south at K-52's current western terminus.[8] Sometime between 1960 and 1962 US-59 was realigned along K-52 from Kincaid to Moran.[9][10] Originally K-52 stairsteped from K-31 northeastward to K-7 in Mound City, but was realigned in a February 11, 1964 resolution to a straight alignment.[11] In a May 7, 1987 resolution K-52/US-69 was realigned from going through Pleasanton to travel to the east of the city.[12] In a January 26, 1995 resolution K-52 was truncated from Moran to end at K-31, its current western terminus.[13] This was done due to the concurrency having no purpose and was confusing to some travelers.[13] In a April 29, 2008 resolution K-52/K-69 was realigned by Pleasanton, and a 0.381 miles (0.613 km) was created to link the southern end of the old K-52/US-69 overlap to the new one.[14] In another April 29, 2008 resolution K-52/US-69 was realigned by Trading Post, and the north end of the K-52/US-69 overlap was moved slightly north to the new interchange.[15]

Major intersectionsEdit

The entire route is in Linn County. All exits are unnumbered.

Locationmi[2]kmDestinationsNotes
Mound City Township0.0000.000  K-31 – Blue Mound, Garnett, MapletonWestern terminus; highway continues west as K-31
Mound City4.3927.068  K-7 south – Fort ScottWestern end of K-7 overlap
4.6267.445  K-7 north – OsawatomieEastern end of K-7 overlap
Potosi Township10.91717.569  US-69 south – Fort ScottWestern end of US 69 overlap; diamond interchange; west end of freeway section
13.61721.914E. 1100 Road – PleasantonDiamond interchange
16.18026.039E. 1350 RoadDiamond interchange
Valley Township19.68031.672  US-69 north – LouisburgEastern end of US 69 overlap; diamond interchange; east end of freeway section
23.04537.087  Route 52 east / State Line RoadContinuation into Missouri
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b State Highway Commission of Kansas (January 7, 1937). "January 7, 1937 Resolution". Topeka: State Highway Commission of Kansas. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Staff (2016). "Pavement Management Information System". Kansas Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  3. ^ National Highway System: Kansas (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved July 29, 2019.
  4. ^ Natzke, Stefan; Neathery, Mike; Adderly, Kevin (September 26, 2012). "What is the National Highway System?". National Highway System. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved July 29, 2019.
  5. ^ Bureau of Transportation Planning (2018). Traffic Flow Map Kansas State Highway System (PDF) (Map). [c. 1:1,584,000]. Topeka: Kansas Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 29, 2019.
  6. ^ State Highway Commission of Kansas (1937). 1937 Kansas State Map (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Topeka: State Highway Commission of Kansas. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  7. ^ State Highway Commission of Kansas (March 30, 1950). "Resolution for Relocation and Redesignation of Road in Linn County". Topeka: State Highway Commission of Kansas. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  8. ^ a b State Highway Commission of Kansas (October 9, 1957). "Resolution for Relocation and Redesignation of Road in Bourbon and Linn Counties K-31 and K-65". Topeka: State Highway Commission of Kansas. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  9. ^ State Highway Commission of Kansas (1960). 1960 Kansas State Map (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Topeka: State Highway Commission of Kansas. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  10. ^ State Highway Commission of Kansas (1962). 1962 Kansas State Map (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Topeka: State Highway Commission of Kansas. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  11. ^ State Highway Commission of Kansas (February 11, 1964). "Resolution for Relocation and Redesignation of Road in Linn County". Topeka: State Highway Commission of Kansas. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  12. ^ State Highway Commission of Kansas (May 7, 1987). "Resolution to Relocate a segment of highway in Linn County". Topeka: State Highway Commission of Kansas. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  13. ^ a b State Highway Commission of Kansas (January 26, 1995). "Resolution to withdraw the K-52 designation from segments of highway Allen, Anderson and Linn Counties". Topeka: State Highway Commission of Kansas. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  14. ^ KDOT (April 29, 2008). "Rural Resolution to Realign a portion of US-69 on the State Highway System in Linn County". Topeka: KDOT. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  15. ^ KDOT (April 29, 2008). "Rural Resolution to Realign a portion of US-69 on the State Highway System in Linn County". Topeka: KDOT. Retrieved September 2, 2019.

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