K-7 (Kansas highway)
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."
|Maintained by KDOT|
|Length||240.606 mi (387.218 km)|
|South end||US-69 at Picher, Oklahoma|
|North end||Nebraska border north of White Cloud|
|Counties||Cherokee, Crawford, Bourbon, Linn, Miami, Johnson, Wyandotte, Leavenworth, Atchison, Doniphan|
K-7 begins at the Oklahoma–Kansas 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.
All exits are unnumbered.
|Cherokee||||0.000||0.000||US-69 south / Treece Road east / 10 Road west||South end of concurrency with US-69; Oklahoma state line|
|||2.234||3.595||US-166 – Baxter Springs, Chetopa|
|Columbus||12.381||19.925||US-69 north / US-160 – Oswego, Pittsburg||North end of concurrency with US-69|
|Roseland–Scammon line||19.431||31.271||K-102 west (Roseland Boulevard) – West Mineral|
|||21.451||34.522||K-103 east – Weir|
|Cherokee||23.445||37.731||US-400 to US-69 – Parsons|
|Crawford||||28.429||45.752||K-126 – Pittsburg, McCune|
|Girard||35.600||57.293||K-47 (St. John Street) – Pittsburg, Chanute|
|Bourbon||||50.271||80.903||K-39 west – Chanute|
|||58.220||93.696||US-69 south – Pittsburg||Modified trumpet interchange; south end of concurrency with US-69|
|Fort Scott||63.043||101.458||US-54 east (Wall Street) – Fort Scott, Nevada Mo.||South end of freeway section; south end of concurrency with US-54|
|63.943||102.906||US-69 north – Kansas City||North end of freeway section; north end of concurrency with US-69|
|||67.640||108.856||US-54 west – Iola||North end of concurrency with US-54|
|||81.496||131.155||K-31 west – Mapleton||South end of concurrency with K-31|
|||82.420||132.642||K-31 east – Fulton||North end of concurrency with K-31|
|Linn||Mound City||91.158||146.705||K-52 west – Kincaid||South end of concurrency with K-52|
|91.392||147.081||K-52 east (Main Street) – Pleasanton||North end of concurrency with K-52|
|||106.851||171.960||K-152 east (2100th Road) – La Cygne|
|Miami||||118.717||191.056||US-169 south – Garnett||South end of expressway section; south end of concurrency with US-169|
|122.529||197.191||K-279 west (343rd Street)|
|||125.305||201.659||327th Street, Old KC Road||Partial cloverleaf interchange|
|||132.343||212.985||K-68 – Ottawa, Louisburg|
|Spring Hill||139.420||224.375||223rd Street – Spring Hill, Bucyrus||North end of expressway section|
|Johnson||Olathe||148.927||239.675||I-35 / US-169 north / US-50 / US-56 / 151st Street – Wichita, Kansas City, Executive Airport||I-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|
|154.100||248.000||119th Street||South end of freeway section|
|156.161||251.317||K-10 – Lawrence, Lenexa||Cloverleaf interchange|
|Lenexa||157.132||252.879||Prairie Star Boulevard|
|160.915||258.968||Shawnee Mission Parkway / 67th Street||Cloverleaf interchange|
|162.253||261.121||Johnson Drive / 55th Street||Roundabout interchange; north end of freeway section|
|Wyandotte||Bonner Springs||164.773||265.176||K-32 (Kaw Drive) / Front Street||South end of freeway section|
|165.798||266.826||Nettleton Avenue||North end of freeway section|
|I-70 / Kansas Turnpike / US-24 east / US-40 east / US-73 begin – St. Louis, Topeka||Kansas Tpke. exit 224A; southern terminus of US-73; south end of concurrencies with US-24, US-40, and US-73|
|Kansas City||168.906||271.828||US-24 west / US-40 west (State Avenue)||Partial cloverleaf interchange; north end of concurrencies with US-24 and US-40|
|Leavenworth||Leavenworth||K-5 south – Leavenworth National Cemetery|
|K-92 west (Spruce Street) – McLouth||Southern end of K-92 overlap|
|K-92 east – Platte City Mo.||Northern end of K-92 overlap|
|CR-14 (Santa Fe Trail) / N. 20th Street||Interchange|
|Kickapoo Township||K-192 west – Easton|
|Atchison||Walnut Township||K-74 west – Potter|
|Atchison||205.372||330.514||US-73 north / US-59 – Hiawatha, St. Joseph Mo., Jackson Park||North end of concurrency with US-73|
|Doniphan||||218.324||351.358||K-20 west – Denton|
|||222.346||357.831||US-36 – Troy, Wathena, Hiawatha||Diamond interchange|
|Iowa Reservation||240.606||387.218||666th Avenue north – Rulo||Nebraska state line|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- Staff (2016). "Pavement Management Information System". Kansas Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 13, 2017.