U.S. Route 75 in Kansas

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U.S. Highway 75

US 75 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by KDOT
Major junctions
South end US 75 near Caney
Major intersections
North end US 75 near Sabetha
CountryUnited States
CountiesMontgomery, Wilson, Woodson, Coffey, Osage, Shawnee, Jackson, Brown, Nemaha
Highway system
  • Kansas State Highway System
K-74 K-76

U.S. Route 75 (US-75) is a north–south U.S. Highway stretching from Kittson County, Minnesota to Dallas, Texas. In Kansas, the highway runs from south to north through the eastern part of the state. It enters the state from Oklahoma near Caney and runs north, serving the state capitol of Topeka. The highway continues north of Topeka, passing by the Potawatomi and Kickapoo Indian reservation, and passes over the Nebraska state line near Sabetha.

Route description

US-75 enters Kansas from Oklahoma near Caney and almost immediately starts an overlap with US-166. The highways split about 4 miles north of the state line. South of Neodesha, US-75 overlaps with US-400 as a 2 lane freeway.

At Interstate 35 (I-35), US-75 becomes a two-lane expressway again, passing east of Melvern Lake. About 15 miles south of Topeka, the highway becomes a four lane freeway. US-75 crosses the Kansas Turnpike without any direct access and drivers must use I-470 to access the turnpike. US 75 runs around the main part of the city along I-470 and I-70.

Leaving Topeka, US-75 becomes its own route again. Between Hoyt and Holton, the highway runs along the eastern border of the Potawatomi Indian Reservation. A few miles to the north, the highway runs west of the Kickapoo Reservation. North of Sabetha, US-75 exits the state into Nebraska.


The junction with K-268 and K-31 was formerly a four-way intersection. From January 2004 to August 2009, there was a total of 24 crashes, which included one fatality and fifteen that resulted in injuries. Residents of the surrounding communities requested a "safer type of intersection". In late fall of 2013, work began to reconstruct the intersection as a roundabout.[1][2] On November 17, 2014, the new roundabout at the eastern terminus opened to unrestricted traffic. The project was fully completed by the end of December. Smoky Hill LLC from Salina, was the primary contractor on the $2.541 million roundabout project.[3] On August 9, 2018, a tractor-trailer travelling southbound on US-75 crashed into the roundabout. The truck's fuel tank was damaged and spilled about 70 gallons of diesel fuel. Traffic on K-31 and US-75 was reduced to one lane for about four hours after the crash.[4]

Junction list

US 75 south
Continuation into Oklahoma
US-166 east – Coffeyville, Joplin
South end of US 166 overlap
US-166 west – Sedan
North end of US 166 overlap
US-160 west – Elk City
South end of US 160 overlap
US-160 east – Oswego
North end of US 160 overlap
US-400 east – Parsons
South end of US 400 overlap; south end of expressway
US-400 west – Fredonia
North end of US 400 overlap; north end of expressway

US 75 Bus. north – Altoona
48.678.2 K-47 – Fredonia, Girard

US 75 Bus. south – Altoona
K-39 east – Chanute
South end of K-39 overlap
K-39 west – Benedict
North end of K-39 overlap
WoodsonYates Center74.7120.2 US-54 – Eureka, Iola
K-58 east – Colony
South end of K-58 overlap
K-58 west – Madison
North end of K-58 overlap
Key West Township113182 I-35 / US-50 – Emporia, Wichita, Kansas CityI-35 exit 155. South end of Super 2
Osage114183Township Road
K-276 west – Olivet
K-31 south – Melvern
North end of Super-2. South end of concurrency with K-31
K-278 west – Eisenhower State Park
K-68 east – Ottawa
Western terminus of K-68

K-31 north / K-268 east – Osage City, Ottawa
Roundabout; north end of concurrency with K-31; western terminus of K-268
138222 US-56 – Burlingame, Baldwin CitySouth end of freeway. US-56 also serves Scranton and Overbrook.
Carbondale141227Main Street, E. 137th StreetExit signed simply as "Carbondale"
Shawnee147237Topeka BoulevardFormer US 75 Alt.
149240Gary Ormsby Drive, SW 77th Street – Topeka Regional Airport
151243SW 57th Street

I-470 east to I-335 (Kansas Turnpike) – Wichita, Kansas City
South end of I-470 overlap; I-470 exit 5
See I-470
I-470 end / I-70 / US-40 / K-4 west – Salina
North end of I-470 overlap; south end of I-70/US-40/K-4 overlap; I-470 exit 1A, I-70 exit 355
See I-70
I-70 / US-40 / K-4 east – Lawrence, Kansas City
North end of I-70/US 40/K-4 overlap; I-70 exit 358 eastbound, 358A westbound.
North Topeka162261NW Lower Silver Lake Road, NW 17th Street
163262 US-24 – Manhattan, Lawrence
165266NW 35th StreetNorth end of freeway
K-214 north (110th Road) – Hoyt
Clockwise terminus of K-214
K-214 south (118th Road) – Hoyt
Counterclockwise terminus of K-214
185298150th RoadInterchange
K-116 east / K-16 (4th Street) – Onaga, Valley Falls
200320 K-9 – Wetmore, Netawaka
K-20 east – Horton, Kickapoo Reservation
Fairview216348 US-36 – Seneca, HiawathaInterchange
Sabetha221356Main Street, 270th StreetInterchange
Nemaha222357 K-246 – Sabetha
US 75 north
Continuation into Nebraska
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Kansas Department of Transportation. "Kansas Roundabout Guide, Second Addition Appendices - KDOT". Topeka: Kansas Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  2. ^ "US 75 and K-31/K-268 Roundabout Project open house Thursday". Emporia: The Emporia Gazzette. September 18, 2013. Retrieved August 27, 2020.
  3. ^ White, Wayne (November 17, 2014). "U.S. 75 and K-31/K-268 roundabout now open from all directions". Lyndon: Osage County News. Retrieved August 27, 2020.
  4. ^ Samples, Chuck (August 9, 2018). "UPDATE: Semi wreck almost totally closes roundabout connecting three Osage County highways". KVOE.com. Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  5. ^ "E0010 Rd & U.S. 75, Oklahoma, U.S. to Cedar, Kansas". Google Maps. Retrieved 28 June 2022.
  6. ^ "E0010 Road & U.S. 75, Oklahoma, U.S. to US-75, Lyndon, KS 66451". Retrieved 28 June 2022.
  7. ^ "E0010 Road & U.S. 75, Oklahoma, U.S. to Topeka, Kansas". Retrieved 28 June 2022.
  8. ^ "US-75 & E0010 Rd, Oklahoma to Netawaka, Kansas". Retrieved 28 June 2022.
  9. ^ "US-75 & E0010 Rd, Oklahoma to US-75, Nebraska". Retrieved 28 June 2022.
  10. ^ Total length[5][6][7][8][9]

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