Kansas Roads - US 50
US 50 WB/K-61 SB around the south side of Hutchinson, in the process of completing dualization.
The multiplex breaks up at a new interchange under construction. K-61 heads north, and it looks like current US 50 will become the WB ramps.
A full westbound run of dualization construction near Hutchinson, ending where the new road will bear left for the K-61 interchange.
Overstuffed Harvey County route shields heading west from Newton. These are Hoover Rd. and Ridge Rd., hence the word splayed across the top of what should only have a number and county name inside (and not in those proportions at all). I have a more detailed photo for one on old US 81.
K-15 SB in Newton, joining US 50 to use I-135 instead of the old parallel road (now county-maintained).
WB through Emporia, starting at I-35 Exit 133 where US 50 leaves for the first time since Kansas City, and ending on the long ramp to I-135 where US 50 will share space for 3 miles. Note the embossed abbreviation of "9th." Kansas Turnpike Authority may be the only agency that signs its full name in a route shield, instead of just leaving it as "Kansas Turnpike." The shield outline looks comparable to any other state sunflower.
US 50 now skirts Kansas City to the south on I-435, but back in 1975, it followed the Santa Fe Trail (now unnumbered) straight in. 1975 also had the last generation of state-name sunflower shields and the prior two generations of state-name US shields. Courtesy Michael Summa.
Onto I-35 and US 50/US 56/I-35
Former US 50, Emporia-Ottawa
Onto I-135 and US 81
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