Mileage and Travel in Kansas - 2011
As of December 31, 2011, there were 140,513 miles of roads, streets and highways in
Kansas. The total mileage decreased due to slow growth in areas where roads are being built
and a number of road abandonments where counties are not able to afford maintenance. The
average daily travel was 82,250,374 vehicle-miles, which is an increase from 2008-2010 and less than the travel in 2007.
The Kansas State Highway System including City Connecting Links totals 10,341 miles
and carries average daily travel of 42,206,049 vehicle-miles. The Kansas Turnpike is 238.2
miles long, with 4,306,820 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
for apportionment of highway safety funds.
Details of road inventory and usage are reported separately in the
Highway Performance Monitoring System.
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.
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 2011 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.
For an historical perspective, these tables aggregate data from
several years to identify trends.