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Kansas 10
Eastbound

Kansas 10 connects Interstate 70 near Lecompton to Lawrence and Kansas City. Except for its section in Lawrence, Kansas 10 is a freeway.

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Kansas 10 East approaching Interstate 70 West. The road ends at County Road 438, which is just behind this view. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East at Interstate 70 East. The first Kansas 10 assurance shield also appears here. Topeka is 20 miles west of Kansas 10. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East approaching Interstate 70 East. Interstate 70 follows the Kansas Turnpike between Topeka and Kansas City. But motorists can take Kansas 10 between Lawrence and Kansas City without paying a toll. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East at Interstate 70 East. Downtown Kansas City is 43 miles east. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East assurance shield just south of Interstate 70. Through west Lawrence, Kansas 10 is a two-lane highway with a 65 mph speed limit and interchanges at U.S. 40, Clinton Parkway, and U.S. 59. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East approaching U.S. 40 - 1/2 mile. U.S. 40 spends most of its time in Kansas either duplexed with or within two miles of Interstate 70. This trend continues eastward through most of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East at U.S. 40 - Lawrence/Topeka. U.S. 40 is a slower, but toll-free, alternative to the Kansas Turnpike between Topeka and Lawrence. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East at N 1500 Road. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East approaching Clinton Parkway - 1/2 mile. By taking this exit and going east on Clinton Parkway, one will meet Kansas 10 once again at the U.S. 59 intersection. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Use Clinton Parkway west to visit Clinton Lake, a body of water designed, built, and managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. For more information on the lake, visit their website. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East at Clinton Parkway. The state highway curves to the east and will run mostly east-west for the rest of its journey to Kansas City. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
View of Kansas 10 East and the Clinton Parkway. The parkway is on the left and carries four lanes and a 45 mph speed limit. Kansas 10, which is what we are on, is a two-lane road with a 65 mph speed limit. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East at Wakarusa Drive and 27th Street. This is the only stoplight on Kansas 10 between Interstate 70 and U.S. 59. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East at Kasold Drive. Kasold is a main north-south arterial through west Lawrence. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East approaching U.S. 59 - 1/2 mile. This marks the current end of the Kansas 10 freeway in west Lawrence. Future plans are to connect the eastern end of this freeway with the western end of the Kansas 10 freeway between east Lawrence and Overland Park, providing a bypass of Lawrence. This will be known as the South Lawrence Trafficway. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
But since the South Lawrence Trafficway has not been built yet, all traffic must exit at U.S. 59. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East at U.S. 59/Kansas 10 - Lawrence/Ottawa. A 20 mile drive separates Lawrence from Ottawa. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Gore point signage at U.S. 59. Baker University is located in Baldwin City, which is on U.S. 56 east of U.S. 59. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East nearing the stoplight at U.S. 59. Lawrence is home to the main campus of the University of Kansas and the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, which is located next to the Lied Center, and both are about one mile north of Clinton Parkway. Notice a trend here? (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East at U.S. 59. The state highway duplexes with U.S. 59 for one and a half miles. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
U.S. 59 North and Kansas 10 East approaching Kansas 10 West. In the future, this overpass will carry Kansas 10 over U.S. 59. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
U.S. 59 North and Kansas 10 East at Kansas 10 West. A new Holiday Inn Express has been built on the left. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
U.S. 59 North and Kansas 10 East approaching Kansas 10 East. The intersection ahead carries westbound Clinton Parkway and eastbound 23rd Street and Kansas 10. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
U.S. 59 North and Kansas 10 East at Kansas 10 East. The University of Kansas campus is less than a mile ahead. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Mileage sign on Kansas 10 East as the highway prepares to leave Lawrence. The state highway travels through three cities, Eudora (six miles), DeSoto (12 miles), and Lenexa (24 miles). (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East at E 1600 Road. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East at E 1650 Road. The speed limit is 65 by this point and will increase to 70 shortly. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East approaching Douglas County 442. The county road appears to be the former routing of Kansas 10. Kansas 10 and Douglas County 442 will meet again in six miles. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Douglas County 442 is also E 1750 Road. This is the final at-grade intersection seen on Kansas 10 East. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East at Douglas County 442. The first interchange of the Kansas 10 freeway is two miles ahead at Douglas County 1057. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East approaching Douglas County 1057 and E 1900 Road - 1 mile. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East approaching Douglas County 1057 and E 1900 Road - 1/2 mile. Using E 1900 Road south will take motorists close to Baldwin City. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East at Douglas County 1057 and E 1900 Road. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East approaching Douglas County 1061, Church Street, and E 2200 Road, one mile. This is the main exit for Eudora, population 4,963. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East approaching Douglas County 1061, one-half mile. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East at Douglas County 1061, Church Street, and E 2200 Road. The next interchange serves Douglas County 442 in 1 1/2 miles. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East approaching Douglas County 442 and N 1400 Road, 1 1/4 miles. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East approaching Douglas County 442 and N 1400 Road, 1/2 mile. Use this exit to go to Intech Business Park. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East at Douglas County 442 and N 1400 Road. The baby blue silo on the left is actually an advertisement for the business park. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East approaching Evening Star Road - 1 mile. This is the first eastbound exit in Johnson County. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East approaching Evening Star Road - 1/2 mile. The road connects 95th Street to the north with 11th Street to the south. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East at Evening Star Road. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East approaching Edgerton Road - 1 1/4 miles. Edgerton Road is named for the city that a section of the road travels through. However, this particular Edgerton Road ends just one mile to the south but picks up again near Edgerton. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East approaching Edgerton Road - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East at Edgerton Road. The road marks the boundary between the cities of DeSoto and Eudora. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East approaching Lexington Avenue, one mile. This exit has some of the only motorist services available along Kansas 10 between Lawrence and Lenexa. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East approaching Lexington Avenue, one-half mile. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East at Lexington Avenue. The street appears to be an old alignment of Kansas 10. It reaches DeSoto less than one mile to the north. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Blurry view of Kansas 10 East approaching Kill Creek Road - 1 mile. Kill Creek is located just ahead, but an error on the sign reads "Kill Creek Creek." Unfortunately, my attempt to get a picture of that sign failed. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Use Kill Creek Road southbound to visit Kill Creek Park, the newest park in Johnson County. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East at Kill Creek Road. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Mileage sign on Kansas 10 East just past Kill Creek Road. The next three destinations are located within 10 miles: Kansas 7, five miles; Olathe, eight miles, and Lenexa, nine miles. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East approaching Cedar Creek Parkway - 1 mile. The parkway leads to Shadow Glen Golf Club. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East approaching Cedar Creek Parkway - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East at Cedar Creek Parkway. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East approaching Kansas 7 - 1 3/4 miles. Kansas 7 is the longest north-south highway in far eastern Kansas, extending from the Oklahoma state line to the Nebraska state line. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 7 connects Columbus, Fort Scott, Osawatomie, Olathe, Leavenworth, and Atchison. The ramp to Kansas 7 South departs in 3/4 mile. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Use Kansas 7 South to Olathe to visit the Ernie Miller Nature Center. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
The first of several mileage signs in the median along Kansas 10 indicated that we are now 1/2 mile away from Kansas 7. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Shawnee is a short five minute drive along Kansas 7 North. The Kansas City suburb has a population of just over 54,000. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East at Kansas 7 South - Olathe. The fastest growing city in Kansas is currently home for 105,274 residents. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East at Kansas 7 North - Bonner Springs. Located near the junction of Interstate 70 and Kansas 7, Bonner Springs is nine miles north of Kansas 10. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East at Woodland Road. By taking Woodland Road south into Olathe, one will eventually run into Kansas 7 near Interstate 35. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East approaching Ridgeview Road - 3/4 mile. Exits become more frequent between Kansas 7 and Interstate 435 as suburban development picks up. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East at Ridgeview Road. The next exit is Renner Boulevard, 3/4 mile ahead. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East approaching Renner Boulevard - 3/4 mile. The overpass ahead is Ridgeview Road. Also seen here is the first of several variable message signs around Kansas City that are part of the KC Scout system. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
The speed limit falls from 70 to 65 as Kansas 10 East nears its end at Interstate 435. Renner Boulevard is one-quarter mile away. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East at Renner Boulevard. The arterial spends most of its miles closely following Interstate 435. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
To continue on the Santa Fe Trail Auto Tour Route, use Interstate 435 East. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East approaching Interstate 435. The state highway is signed as continuing on Interstate 435 East, but ends as Kansas 10 merges onto the interstate. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Kansas 10 East at Interstate 435 North. This is also the southwest corner of the Kansas City beltway, hence the change in directions from north-south to east-west. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
As the ramp connecting Kansas 10 East to Interstate 435 North rises above the rest of the interchange, a mileage sign indicates the distance to the next three interchanges of Interstate 435 East. Officially, we are still on Kansas 10 East. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
As traffic from Interstate 435 merges from the left, an end Kansas 10 shield assembly appears. Interstate 35 is one mile ahead. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
Scenes Related to Kansas 10
County Road 438 West approaching Kansas 10 near Lecompton. The beginning of the state highway is just ahead to the left. (Photo taken 5/21/05)
County Road 438 West at Kansas 10 East. There are no other shield assemblies for westbound travelers at this intersection . (Photo taken 5/21/05)

Page created: August 20, 2005
Last updated: August 22, 2005