Road Information

Interstate 70 in Kansas Total Mileage in State: 424 miles
Eastern End: At Missouri state line
Western End: At Colorado state line
Mileage covered in Photos: 174 miles
Counties covered in Photos: Wyandotte, Leavenworth, Douglas, Shawnee, Webaunsee, Riley, Geary, Dickinson, Saline
Major Junctions in Photos: I-670, in Kansas City
I-635, in Kansas City 
I-435, in Kansas City
I-470/KS Turnpike, in Topeka
I-135/US 81, in Salina 
Control Cities in Photos: Kansas City, Lawrence, Topeka, Junction City, Salina

Westbound

   

Kansas welcome sign as Interstate 70 enters the Sunflower State from Missouri.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 423C: Minnesota Ave / Washington Blvd  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 422D: Central Avenue  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 422C: Pacific Ave  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Use Exit 422B to the University of Kansas Medical Center.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Speed limit signs approaching Exit 422B. The speed limit starts out at 55 mph through the Kansas City area. A minimum speed of 40 mph also applies.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 422B: US 169 - 7th St Trafficway  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 421A: Railroad Yard  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Use Exit 420B for Donnelly College.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 420B: 18th St North  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 420A: US 69 South - 18th St Expressway  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 419: Interstate 635 - Park Drive / 38th St  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West shield located near mile marker 419.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Nearing mile marker 418, the speed limit increases to 70 mph.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West: Road view from mile marker 418.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 417: 57th Street  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Use Exit 415 Kansas City Kansas Community College.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 415: College Pkwy / Turner Diagonal  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at the Vehicle Inspection Station located at mile marker 415.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 414: 78th Street  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West approaching Exits 411B-A - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Use Exit 411B to KCI Airport.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 411B: Interstate 435 North  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 411A: Interstate 435 South  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Use Exit 410 for Village West Parkway and Edwardsville.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Also use Exit 410 to get to Kansas Speedway.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 410: 110th St  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Just past Exit 410, Interstate 70 joins up with the Kansas Turnpike for approximately the next 43 miles, the whole way to Topeka. During this stretch, the mileage and exit numbers are based upon the mileage of the Kansas Turnpike. Note the Kansas Turnpike shield below the I-70 shield in this picture.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Mileage sign just past mile marker 226. It's 2 miles to the junction of  K-7, 23 miles to Lawrence, and 45 miles to Topeka.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Use Exit 224 for Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone Amphitheater.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Exit 224 is the last free exit before the Kansas Turnpike tolls kick in.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Also use Exit 224 for Historic Leavenworth / Fort Leavenworth.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West / KS Turnpike West at Exit 224: K-7 / US 73 / US 24 / US 40 - Bonner Springs / Leavenworth  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

A closer picture of the Interstate 70 West / Kansas Turnpike shields.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West / KS Turnpike West: Road view from mile marker 223.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West / KS Turnpike West: Road view from mile marker 220.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West / KS Turnpike West approaching the first toll plaza - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Approaching the toll plaza, K Tag holders should keep to the right while cash customers should keep to the left to get their entry ticket.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

A closer view of the toll plaza, near mile marker 217.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West / KS Turnpike West: Road view from mile marker 215.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West / KS Turnpike West at Exit 212: Tonganoxie / Eudora  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Speed limit signs located near mile marker 212. As of July 2011, the speed limit on most rural Kansas Interstates is 75 mph, with a minimum speed limit of 40 mph. The speed limit was bumped up to 75 mph from 70 mph, and for good reason.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West / KS Turnpike West: Road view from mile marker 210.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West / KS Turnpike West at the Service Area (on the left) located at mile marker 209.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West / KS Turnpike West: Road view from mile marker 207.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Use Exit 204 for the University of Kansas.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Also use Exit 204 for Haskell Indian Nations University and the Cultural Center & Museum.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Take Exit 204 to Dole Institute and University of Kansas Museums of Art and Natural History.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West / KS Turnpike West at Exit 204: US 40 / US 59 / US 24 - Lawrence  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Use Exit 202 for Baker University.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West / KS Turnpike West at Exit 202: US 59 South - Lawrence  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West / KS Turnpike West: Road view from mile marker 200.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Take the next exit (Exit 197) for Clinton Lake and Perry Lake State Parks.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Also use Exit 197 for Historic Lecompton and Territorial Capitol Constitution Hall.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West / KS Turnpike West at Exit 197: K-10 - Lecompton / Lawrence  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Mileage sign located near mile marker 197. It's 16 miles to Topeka, 84 miles to Junction City, and 129 miles to Salina.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West / KS Turnpike West: Road view from mile marker 195.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West / KS Turnpike West: Road view from mile marker 190.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West / KS Turnpike West at the Service Area located just past mile marker 189.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Use either of the next 2 turnpike exits to get to Topeka.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West / KS Turnpike West approaching Exit 183 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West / KS Turnpike West at Exit 183: Interstate 70 West / US 40 / K-4 - Topeka / Salina. This marks the end of the I-70/KS Turnpike concurrency.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Once again, K Tag holders should stay to the right as they approach the toll plaza and cash customers should stay to the left.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Closer view of the toll plaza, near mile marker 367.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Near mile marker 367, the speed limit is 65 mph as you prepare to pass through Topeka.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 366: US 40 East / K-4 East  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Use Exit 365 for Croco Rd and Lake Shawnee.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 365: Rice Road  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 364B: Carnahan Ave / Deer Creek Trafficway  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 364A: California Avenue  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Use Exit 363 for Kansas Expocentre and Exit 362C for the Brown VS. Board of Education National Historical Site.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 363: Adams St / Branner Trafficway  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Use any of the next 3 exits to get to the Central Business District.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Use Exit 362C for the State Capitol and Topeka Performing Arts Center. You can also see the speed limit signs just ahead. The speed limit through downtown Topeka is 60 mph.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 362C: 10th Ave / Madison St  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 362B: 8th Avenue  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 362A: 4th Street  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West shield located near mile marker 361.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Near mile marker 360, the speed limit increases to 65 mph as you leave the downtown area.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Use Exit 359 for Hummer Sports Park.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 359: MacVicar Avenue  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Use Exit 358B for Washburn University and Zoo/Rainforest  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Also use Exit 358B for the Discovery Center.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 358B: Gage Blvd  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 358A: US 75 North  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 357B: Danbury Lane  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 357A: Fairlawn Road  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Use Exit 356 for the Wildlife & Parks Regional Office.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Also use Exit 356 for the Kansas History Center and Museum.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 356: Wanamaker Road  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West approaching Exit 355 - 1/4 mile.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 355: Interstate 470 / US 75  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Near mile marker 354, the speed limit increases to 70 mph.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Use Exit 353 to Eskridge.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Also use Exit 353 for Native Stone Scenic Byway.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 353: K-4 - Auburn Rd  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West: Road view from mile marker 352.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 350: Valencia Rd  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Near mile marker 350, the speed limit increases to 75 mph, which is standard on most rural Kansas Interstates.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 347: West Union Road  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Use Exit 346 for Willard and Rossvile.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 346: Carlson Road  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West: Road view from mile marker 344.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 343: Ranch Road  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 342: Keene-Eskridge Road  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Use Exit 341 to St. Marys.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 341: K-30 - Maple Hill  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West: Road view from mile marker 339.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 338: Vera Road  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at the Rest Area located just past mile marker 337.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Use either of the next 2 exits for Paxico.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West approaching Exit 335 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Use Exit 335 for Skyline-Mill Creek Scenic Drive.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West: Road view from mile marker 334.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 333: K-138 - Paxico  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 332: Spring Creek Rd  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 330: K-185 - McFarland  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at the Weigh Station located at mile marker 330.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Use Exit 328 for Webaunsee County Historical Museum and Columbian Theater Museum and Art Center.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 328: K-99 - Alma / Wamego  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West: Road view from mile marker 326.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Use Exit 324 for Grandma Hoerners Foods & Factory.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 324: Webaunsee Road  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 322: Tallgrass Road  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West: Road view from mile marker 320.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 318: Frontage Road  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 316: Deep Creek Road  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Use Exit 313 for Kansas State University, as well as the Kansas State Gardens and Art Museum.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 313: K-177 - Manhattan / Council Grove  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 311: Moritz Road  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West: Road view from mile marker 310.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at the Rest Area located near mile marker 309.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 307: McDowell Creek Road  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Warning sign stating that off Exit 304, there is a low clearance bridge with a height of 13'9".  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 304: Humboldt Creek Rd  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Use Exit 303 for Clarks Creek Rd.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 303: K-18 East - Ogden  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Use Exit 301 for Fort Riley.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Also use Exit 301 for the US Cavalry Museum, Custer House, and First Territorial Capitol.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 301: Fort Riley / Marshall Field  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Use the next 2 exits to get to Grandview Plaza, and the next 5 exits for Junction City.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 300: US 40 BR / K-57 BR - Council Grove  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Use Exit 299 for Barton Community College.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 299: J Hill Road / Flinthills Blvd  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 298: East St / Chestnut St  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Use Exit 296 for Kansas Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Geary County Historical Museum.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 296: US 40 BR - Washington St  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Use Exit 295 for Milford Lake.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Also use Exit 295 for Milford Nature Center & Fish Hatchery.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 295: US 77 / K-18 - Marysville / Herington  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at the Rest Area located at mile marker 294.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 290: Milford Lake Road  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Use Exit 286 for the Kansas Auto Racing Museum.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 286: K-206 - Chapman  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Mileage sign located near mile marker 285. It's 4 miles to the junction of K-43, 10 miles to Abilene, and 32 miles to Salina.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West: Road view from mile marker 283.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 281: K-43 - Enterprise  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 277: Jeep Road  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Use Exit 275 for the Eisenhower Center Library-Home-Museum, and for the Dickinson County Historical Museum.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 275: K-15 - Abilene / Clay Center  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Use Exit 272 to Talmage.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 272: Fair Road  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Use Exit 266 to Solomon.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 266: Solomon Rd  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at the Rest Area located near mile marker 265.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West: Road view from mile marker 262.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 260: Niles Road  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West: Road view from mile marker 256.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Use any of the next 3 exits to get to Salina.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Use Exit 253 for the Bicentennial Center.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Also use Exit 253 for Webster Conference Center.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 253: Ohio Street  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 252: K-143 - Ninth St  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West approaching Exits 250B-A - 1 1/2 miles.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Use Exit 250A to get to Lindsborg.  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 250B: US 81 North - Concordia  (Photo taken 1/5/12).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 250A: Interstate 135 South / US 81 South - Wichita  (Photo taken 1/5/12).