Mileage and Travel in Kansas - 2015
As of December 31, 2015, there were 140,654 miles of roads, streets and highways in Kansas. The average daily travel was 85,970,381 vehicle-miles. This travel is an increase of 2.18% from the travel in 2014.
The Kansas State Highway System (SHS) including City Connecting Links (CCL) totals 10,295 miles and carries average daily travel of 44,404,786 vehicle-miles. This is a reduction from the 2014 mileage due to turnback of a K-routes Pratt, and a 2.47% increase in travel. The Kansas Turnpike (KTA) is 238.2 miles long, with 4,974,051 daily vehicle-miles of travel. This travel is up 6.82% from 2014. Interstate, US, and Kansas routes make up 7.5% of the total Kansas road mileage and carry 57% of total travel.
Under 23 CFR 460 the State must report annually to the federal government about the extent of the roadway network in a Mileage Certification to FHWA. This data ultimately is used for apportionment of highway safety funds. Details of road inventory and usage are reported separately in the Highway Performance Monitoring System.
On October 1 of 2012, MAP-21 provisions added some 700 miles of existing roadways to the NHS. This included several SHS routes and all non-State urban routes that were functionally classified as Principal Arterial on that date. Review of the functional classification system in 2012-2015 has removed many of these additional routes from the NHS. The majority of the NHS changes in 2015 affected routes in the city of Topeka, with other changes in El Dorado, Arkansas City, Parsons, Coffeyville, and Salina.
Under Kansas Statutes Annotated Section 79-3425C, portions of the fuel tax money collected by the State are distributed to County and City governments based on net mileage and road usage. The KDOT certifies these values annually in a Transmittal to the State Treasurer. Per the KSA, the networks reported for Travel by County exclude the Interstate system, and Mileage by County includes all roads.
In addition to the Federal Mileage Certification and Treasurer Transmittal, we produce several reports for specific aspects of road usage.
- Mileage and Travel by Urban Status and Corporate Status - Road ownership summary.
- Mileage and Travel by Functional Classification - Federal Functional Classification is a national priority ranking system for roadways.
- Mileage by County - same report as the Treasurer's mileage report.(Data)
- Travel by County - like Treasurer's DVMT report but includes Interstate travel.(Data)
- Mileage and Travel by KDOT Route Classification System - KDOT Route Classification is a priority ranking system for highways.
- Travel by Functional Class and Vehicle Type
- Maintenance Responsibility - KDOT and City Connecting Link centerline and lane mileage.
- Mileage on Indian Nations, State Parks and Federal Lands - Road ownership outside of KDOT purview. Roadway totals reported here may not match the values reported by the individual agencies because of differing reporting standards and measures of accuracy.
- Mileage, Travel and Truck Travel on the National Highway System - the NHS now includes some non-State roadways due to the requirements of MAP-21, the most recent Federal highway legislation that went into effect in October 2012.
Annual Detail Tables
We produce several detail reports showing data summaries by County or City, instead of producing individual reports for these entities. All of the annual Mileage and Travel reports are based on the 2015 summary table, which is a compilation of data on State, County, City, and Federal roadways. This table is provided for reference as a convenience to researchers, but is not considered the official record of roadway data.
- Mileage and Travel by County by Functional Classification
- Mileage and Travel on State Highways by County
- Mileage and Travel on non-State Rural Non-Corporate Roads
- Urban Mileage and Travel by Functional Classification
- Urban Mileage and Travel by Functional Classification, Corporate
- Urban Mileage and Travel by Functional Classification, Non-Corporate
- Urban Mileage and Travel, Connecting Links and Functional Classification
- Urban Mileage and Travel, Connecting Links and Functional Classification - Corporate
- Urban Mileage and Travel, Connecting Links and Functional Classification - Non-Corporate
- Mileage and Travel in Small Cities
For an historical perspective, these tables aggregate data from several years to identify trends.