Mileage and Travel in Kansas - 2012
As of December 31, 2012, there were 140,614 miles of roads, streets and highways in Kansas. The average daily travel was 83,530,221 vehicle-miles. This travel is up 1.8% from 2011, and up 0.6% from the previous peaks in 2008 and 2004.
The Kansas State Highway System (SHS) including City Connecting Links (CCL) totals 10,320 miles and carries average daily travel of 42,950,702 vehicle-miles. This is a reduction from the 2011 mileage due primarily to road mileage turned back to McPherson and Reno counties after the completion of K-61. The Kansas Turnpike (KTA) is 238.2 miles long, with 4,450,073 daily vehicle-miles of travel. 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, 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. It is expected that subsequent review of the functional classification system in 2013-2014 will remove some of these additional routes from the NHS.
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 KDOT Route Classification System - KDOT Route Classification is a priority ranking system for highways.
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 2012 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.