US 73 in Kansas
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According to 800zipcodes.com, US 73 is a US Highway in the US state of Kansas. The road forms a north-south route from the Kansas City metropolitan area through Leavenworth to the border with Nebraska. The route is 148 kilometers long.
US 73 at Leavenworth.
The road begins on the west side of Kansas City at Bonner Springs at a junction with Interstate 70, the highway from Topeka to Kansas City. The road then runs north in 2×2 lanes, intersecting US 24 and US 40 via a cloverleaf cloverleaf. Both roads are double numberedparallel to I-70. The road then runs in 2×2 lanes through agricultural land to the north, soon reaching the town of Leavenworth, which has 35,000 inhabitants. US 73 runs through downtown Leavenworth, then follows the valley of the Missouri River. About 40 kilometers to the north you arrive in the town of Atchison, where you cross the US 59, the road from Lawrence to St. Joseph. After this, US 73 curves west, leaving the Missouri Valley. The road continues to Horton, where it merges with US 159, the road from Topeka. Both roads are then double -numbered for the rest of the route in Kansas, and run north. About 20 kilometers to the north, in the town of Hiawatha, one crosses theUS 36, an east-west route through northern Kansas to St. Joseph. The border with Nebraska follows shortly after, before US 73 in Nebraska continues to Falls City and Omaha.
US 73 was created in 1926 and then continued further south into Oklahoma, via US 73E and US 73W, which followed today’s US 59 and US 69. In 1935, the southern terminus of US 73 was shortened to Kansas City and since 2008 to Bonner Springs. US 73 was paved west of Atchison in the early 1930s, further north the route was unpaved. At the end of the 1930s, the remaining parts were paved. US 73 has historically been a moderately important road of regional importance, especially the southern portion as far as Leavenworth, a regional town.
Some 27,000 vehicles travel daily between I-70 and US 24, which drops to 19,000 at Leavenworth. North of Leavenworth this drops to about 3,000 vehicles, and 2,000 vehicles to Horton. The double numbering with the US 159 counts 1,300 to 3,000 vehicles per day.
US 75 in Kansas
US 75 is a US Highway in the US state of Kansas. The road forms a north-south route in the east of the state and is a motorway around the capital Topeka. The route is 368 kilometers long.
At Caney, US 75 crosses the Kansas border in Oklahoma and then heads northeast, immediately intersecting US 166, the Arkansas City to Joplin road, and then US 160, the Winfield to Columbus road. You pass through the town of Independence and then at Neodesha you cross the US 400, the road from Wichita to Parsons. The road then begins a long monotonous route to the north. At Olivet one crosses Interstate 35, the highway from Wichita to Kansas City. Then you pass two reservoirs and about 25 kilometers south of Topeka US 75 becomes a highway itself.
US 75 forms the southern approach to Topeka, the capital of Kansas. One crosses Interstate 335 and US 75 then merges into Interstate 470 along the west side of Topeka. US 75 is then double numbered with I-470 and later Interstate 70. North of the city, US 75 exits from I-70 and the highway crosses the Kansas River. You then enter the northern suburbs of Topeka and the road then becomes a main road with 2×2 lanes. From Holton the road is a regular main road with one lane in each direction. The road then continues north and intersects at Fairview with US 36, the road from Marysville to St. Joseph. Not far after, US 75 ends at the border with Nebraska, then US 75 in Nebraska continues to Omaha.
US 75 was created in 1926. In the early 1930s, most of the route was still unpaved, only between the border with Oklahoma and Independence was paved, as well as a part north and south of the capital Topeka. This changed during the 1930s when massive roads were paved in Kansas, but US 75 was not given the highest priority, in 1938 large parts were still unpaved, but by 1941 the entire route was asphalted.
In 1961, the double-numbered portion of I-470 opened along the south side of Topeka. In 1962, the section that is double-numbered with I-70 on the northwest side of Topeka followed. A little earlier, in 1955, the Westgate Bridge opened over the Kansas River. In the 1990s, the highway section from US 24 was extended a little further north. The highway section around Carbondale opened in the 1980s or earlier, but was not extended northwards to Topeka until about 2002.
The route is generally very quiet, with between 2,000 and 6,000 vehicles per day. In Topeka, the road has 14,000 vehicles per day and 50,000 vehicles just north of I-70. Further north this drops to values around 2,000 vehicles.