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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."

K-7 marker

Route information
Maintained by KDOT
Length240.606 mi[1] (387.218 km)
Major junctions
South end US-69 at Picher, Oklahoma
North endNebraska border north of White Cloud
CountiesCherokee, Crawford, Bourbon, Linn, Miami, Johnson, Wyandotte, Leavenworth, Atchison, Doniphan
Highway system
  • Kansas State Highway System


Route descriptionEdit

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 intersectionsEdit

All exits are unnumbered.

Cherokee0.0000.000  US-69 south / Treece Road east / 10 Road westSouth end of concurrency with US-69; Oklahoma state line
2.2343.595  US-166 – Baxter Springs, Chetopa
Columbus12.38119.925   US-69 north / US-160 – Oswego, PittsburgNorth end of concurrency with US-69
RoselandScammon line19.43131.271  K-102 west (Roseland Boulevard) – West MineralEastern terminus of K-102
21.45134.522  K-103 east – WeirWestern terminus of K-103
county line
Cherokee23.44537.731   US-400 to US-69 – Parsons
Crawford28.42945.752  K-126 – Pittsburg, McCune
Girard35.60057.293  K-47 (St. John Street) – Pittsburg, Chanute
Bourbon50.27180.903  K-39 west – ChanuteEastern terminus of K-39
58.22093.696  US-69 south – PittsburgModified trumpet interchange; south end of concurrency with US-69
Fort Scott63.043101.458  US-54 east (Wall Street) – Fort Scott, Nevada Mo.South end of freeway section; south end of concurrency with US-54
63.943102.906  US-69 north – Kansas CityNorth end of freeway section; north end of concurrency with US-69
67.640108.856  US-54 west – IolaNorth end of concurrency with US-54
81.496131.155  K-31 west – MapletonSouth end of concurrency with K-31
82.420132.642  K-31 east – FultonNorth end of concurrency with K-31
LinnMound City91.158146.705  K-52 west – KincaidSouth end of concurrency with K-52
91.392147.081  K-52 east (Main Street) – PleasantonNorth end of concurrency with K-52
106.851171.960  K-152 east (2100th Road) – La CygneWestern terminus of K-152
Miami118.717191.056  US-169 south – GarnettSouth end of expressway section; south end of concurrency with US-169
Osawatomie121.700195.857Main Street
122.529197.191  K-279 west (343rd Street)Eastern terminus of K-279
125.305201.659327th Street, Old KC RoadPartial cloverleaf interchange
Paola127.892205.822Baptiste Drive
132.343212.985  K-68 – Ottawa, Louisburg
Hillsdale135.358217.838255th Street
Spring Hill139.420224.375223rd Street – Spring Hill, BucyrusNorth end of expressway section
JohnsonOlathe148.927239.675      I-35 / US-169 north / US-50 / US-56 / 151st Street – Wichita, Kansas City, Executive AirportI-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
154.100248.000119th StreetSouth end of freeway section
155.158249.703College Boulevard
156.161251.317  K-10 – Lawrence, LenexaCloverleaf interchange
Lenexa157.132252.879Prairie Star Boulevard
Shawnee158.697255.39883rd Street
160.915258.968Shawnee Mission Parkway / 67th StreetCloverleaf interchange
162.253261.121Johnson Drive / 55th StreetRoundabout interchange; north end of freeway section
Kansas River164.407–
K-7 Bridge
WyandotteBonner Springs164.773265.176  K-32 (Kaw Drive) / Front StreetSouth end of freeway section
165.798266.826Nettleton AvenueNorth end of freeway section
      I-70 / Kansas Turnpike / US-24 east / US-40 east / US-73 begin – St. Louis, TopekaKansas Tpke. exit 224A; southern terminus of US-73; south end of concurrencies with US-24, US-40, and US-73
Kansas City168.906271.828   US-24 west / US-40 west (State Avenue)Partial cloverleaf interchange; north end of concurrencies with US-24 and US-40
LeavenworthLeavenworth  K-5 south – Leavenworth National CemeteryNorthern terminus of K-5
  K-92 west (Spruce Street) – McLouthSouthern end of K-92 overlap
  K-92 east – Platte City Mo.Northern end of K-92 overlap
  CR-14 (Santa Fe Trail) / N. 20th StreetInterchange
Kickapoo Township  K-192 west – EastonEastern terminus of K-192
AtchisonWalnut Township  K-74 west – PotterEastern terminus of K-74
Atchison205.372330.514   US-73 north / US-59 – Hiawatha, St. Joseph Mo., Jackson ParkNorth end of concurrency with US-73
Doniphan218.324351.358  K-20 west – DentonEastern terminus of K-20
222.346357.831  US-36 – Troy, Wathena, HiawathaDiamond interchange
Iowa Reservation240.606387.218666th Avenue north – RuloNebraska 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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