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U.S. Route 54
Route information
Length 1,197 mi (1,926 km)
Existed 1926–present
Major junctions
West end Loop 375 in El Paso, TX
East end I-72 / US 36 / IL 107 in Griggsville, IL
States: Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois
Highway system
United States Numbered Highways
List • Bannered • Divided • Replaced

U.S. Route 54 (US 54) is an east–west United States highway. It goes northeast-southwest for 1,197 miles (2,115 km) from Griggsville, Illinois to El Paso, Texas. It enters and leaves Texas twice. The Union Pacific Railroad's Tucumcari Line (former Southern Pacific and Rock Island Lines "Golden State Route") go parallel to US-54 from El Paso to Pratt, Kansas. That part makes up about two-thirds of the route.

The highway's eastern endpoint is at Interstate 72 in Griggsville, Illinois. Its western endpoint is El Paso, near the United States-Mexico border.

Route description

  mi km
TX (El Paso) 20 32
NM 355 571
TX (Panhandle) 92 148
OK 56 90
KS 380 612
MO 279 449
IL 24 38
Total 1206 1940
  • Kansas Highway Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT

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