Highway System

Kansas has a world-class network of rural and urban interstate highways that connect companies within our communities to local, national and global markets. Our commitment to maintaining and expanding our network has resulted in a network that consistently receives premiere rankings and national recognition.

According to the Reason Foundation’s 22nd Annual Highway Report, Kansas’ highways outperform states that are within the region as well as states on the coasts.

  • Rural Interstates are typically four- to six-lane roadways connecting less populated regions to urban areas. One key measurement of roadway condition is pavement condition. In most states, road pavement condition is measured using special machines that determine the roughness of road surfaces.
  • Urban Interstates consist of major, multi-lane Interstates in, and near, urbanized areas. One key measurement of roadway condition is pavement condition. In most states road pavement condition is measured using special machines that determine the roughness of road surfaces.
  • Rural other principal arterial roads are best defined as state and U.S.-numbered roads outside of metropolitan areas.
  • Rural Other Principal Arterials with Narrow lanes can cause drivers to have sight visibility and design issues that create safety problems. The national standard for lane width on major rural roads is generally 12 feet.
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