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K-104 (Kansas highway)

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K-104 marker

A map of the route and surrounding highways and towns.
Route information
Maintained by KDOT
Length2.275 mi[1] (3.661 km)
Major junctions
West end I-135 / US-81 near Mentor
East end K-4 north of Assaria
Highway system
  • Kansas State Highway System

K-104 is a state highway in Saline County, Kansas. The route travels 2.3 miles (3.7 km) from a junction with Interstate 135/U.S. Route 81 (I-135/US-81), at I-135 exit 86, to a junction with K-4. It has an annual average daily traffic of between 1000 and 1300 and is paved with composite pavement. The highway is not a part of the National Highway System. The route was established around 1967, and has not been changed since.

Route description[edit]

The east-west portion of the highway seen from just east of the junction with Interstate 135 looking towards the town of Mentor

The route begins at an interchange with I-135/US-81.[2] After traveling east for approximately 0.3 miles (480 m), it turns south just west of Mentor.[3] From there, it closely parallels the Interstate through about 2 miles (3.2 km) of rural farmland before the route ends at a junction with K-4 near I-135/US-81.[2] The route has a total distance of 2.3 miles (3.7 km), all of it in Saline County.[1][2]

The highway has an annual average daily traffic (the total volume of vehicle traffic of a highway for a year divided by 365 days) of 1,260 over the first 1 mile (1.6 km) of the route, and an AADT of 1,069 for the last 1.3 miles (2.1 km) of the route.[1] The entire route is paved with composite pavement.[1] K-104 is not a part of the National Highway System.[4]


The route was established in 1967 with its current routing in Saline County, with Interstate 135 signed as I-35W.[5][6] The routing has not been changed.[2][7] Also, note that K-152 was K-135 at the time. The original K-104 was designated in 1940 from Pittsburg to Missouri.[8] In 1942, it was proposed to be extended west to a rerouted US 160, which was to be rerouted on a route further south. In 1943, US 160 was not moved to the proposed road, but kept its then-current routing. The part of the proposed road from K-7 to US 69 was designated as a new K-104. The old K-104 was renumbered K-126 to match Missouri. The road from K-7 to US 160 became an extension of K-103.[9] In 1958, K-104 and the extension of K-103 became part of a rerouted US 160, as was planned in 1942.[10]. The old route of US 160 became an extension of K-126.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Saline County.

2.2753.661 I-135 / US-81 – Wichita, SalinaI-135 exit 86; western terminus; road continues as Smolan Road
0.0000.000 K-4 – Lindsborg, HeringtonEastern terminus; road continues as K-4 west (Old Highway 81)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c d e Staff (2010-06-24). "Pavement Management Information System Query". Kansas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2011-08-14.
  2. ^ a b c d Kansas Official Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (2011-2012 ed.). Cartography by Bureau Of Transportation Planning Cartography/GIS Unit. Kansas Department of Transportation. 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-14.
  3. ^ Microsoft; Nokia (2011-08-14). "K-104" (Map). Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved 2011-08-14.
  4. ^ National Highway System (PDF) (Map). Kansas Department of Transportation. 2008. Retrieved 2011-08-19.
  5. ^ Kansas Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map) (1966 ed.). State Highway Commission of Kansas. 1965. § C8. Retrieved 2011-08-14.
  6. ^ Kansas Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map) (1967 ed.). State Highway Commission of Kansas. 1966. § C8. Retrieved 2011-08-14.
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External links[edit]

Route map:

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