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Kansas Interstate Routes

ROUTE
NUMBER
LENGTH IN
MILES
CITIES SERVED
NOTES
Major Interstate Routes
I-35
I-35 Shield
Map
235.51
Wichita, Emporia,
Ottawa, Olathe, Kansas City
I-35 runs from northeast Kansas at the Missouri border to the Oklahoma line in south-central Kansas and links Kansas City and Wichita. It was built during the late 1960s. The Ottawa to Emporia section opened in 1974. From the Oklahoma border north to Emporia, it incorporates a portion of the Kansas Turnpike.
I-70
I-70 Shield
Map
424.15
Goodland, Colby, WaKeeney, Hays, Russell, Salina, Abilene, Junction City, Topeka, Lawrence, Kansas City I-70 is the direct east-west route through Kansas. It incorporates a portion of the Kansas Turnpike from Kansas City to Topeka, which opened in October 1956.
Read more about I-70 in Kansas here.
Connector and Spur Interstate Routes
I-135
I-135 Shield
Map
95.74
Wichita, Salina I-135 (originally called I35W) was constructed during the early 1970s. Part of I-135 in Wichita’s central corridor is known as the Canal Route because it follows Wichita’s flood control drainage canal, a series of paved ditches dividing the two directions of traffic.
Read more about I-135 here.
I-235
I-235 Shield
Map
16.52
Wichita Built during the 1960s.
I-335
Interstate 335
Map
50.13
Topeka, Emporia Links I-35 at Emporia with I-70 in Topeka. It incorporates a portion of the Kansas Turnpike.
I-435
I-1435 Shield
Map
28.03
Kansas City, Leawood,
Overland Park, Shawnee
The I-435 beltway was completed in December 1986. Along with a portion in Missouri, it is a full beltway around the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. 
I-470
I-470 Shield
Map
13.72
Topeka Built during the 1960s, it is a partial connecting route around the southern portion of Topeka. It incorporates a small portion of the Kansas Turnpike along the southern edge of Topeka.
I-635
I-635 Shield
Map
8.90
Kansas City Work on I-635 started in 1969 and was finished in the early 1970s.
I-670
I-670 Shield
Map
1.64
Kansas City The final link of the Interstate in Kansas, I-670 was opened in January 1990 and provided a second inter-city viaduct in metro Kansas City. The viaduct is a series of ramps and bridges which cost $75 million to build.


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