Kansas Highways Routelog

US Highway 59

Length: 208.39 miles
South Endpoint:
Oklahoma State Line South of Chatopa

North Endpoint:
Missouri State Line at Atchison

Counties Passed through: Labette, Neosho, Allen, Anderson, Franklin, Douglas, Jefferson, Atchison
Average Annual Daily Traffic
Junction Guide


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This is a Major gaff. Sure, there's a reverse curve on the soon-to-be west frontage road for US 59; however, this particular warning sign is backwards.

The new guide signs on the Kansas Turnpike for the Lawrence exits are now in Clearview typeface and mounted on overhead gantries. Here's the first gantry that you see on approach to the West Lawrence interchange, signed for US 59 south.

The first gantry advising the East Lawrence Exit on the Kansas Turnpike is posted in front of the Michigan Street overpass, just after the West Lawrence exit. A I-70 was subsequently posted on the right-hand gantry post. The east Lawrence exit is signed as US 40, US 59, and US 24. 17 August 2011

Here is the final exit gantry for the East Lawrence exit on the on the Kansas Turnpike for US 24 US 40 and US 59. Note the ground mounted supplemental guide sign posted right behind the gantry. 17 August 2011

Paving for part of the new US 59 in Douglas County is now underway. First off, we start with a nice aggregate base.

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