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U.S. Route 56
Route information
Length 640 mi (1,030 km)
Existed 1957–present
Major junctions
West end I-25 Bus. / US 412 / NM 21 at Springer, NM
East end US 71 at Kansas City, MO
States: New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri
Highway system
United States Numbered Highways
List • Bannered • Divided • Replaced

U.S. Route 56 (US 56) is an east–west United States highway. It goes for 640 miles (1,030 km) in the Midwestern United States. The highway's eastern endpoint is at U.S. Route 71 in Kansas City, Missouri. Its western endpoint is at Interstate 25 Business in Springer, New Mexico. Much of it follows the Santa Fe Trail.

Route description

The highway goes through New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri. It also touches a corner of Texas at a small road junction near the New Mexico/Oklahoma border.

  • Kansas Highway Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT

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