Counties Passed through: Labette, Neosho, Allen, Anderson, Franklin, Douglas, Jefferson, Atchison
Average Annual Daily Traffic
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Here's the current state of construction of the new Amelia Earhart bridge. The new bridge will be a steel arch structure, similar to the bridge downstream at Leavenworth. The current Amelia Earhart bridge is still in use carrying US 59 traffic until the new bridge is complete. The third bridge in the picture is the railroad bridge - which connects with the BNSF St. Joseph Sub. The railroad in the foreground is the Union Pacific Falls City Sub.
At the junction of K-4 with US 59, the through route is eastbound K-4 to northbound US 59 and southbound US 59 to westbound K-4. Traffic wishing to continue on US 59 has to make a turn and stop for traffic on the through route. Fortunately, the roadway is divided, so drivers only have to face one direction at a time. 25 March 2012
Paving work has progressed on the Douglas County section of US 59.