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U.S. Route 73 marker

U.S. Route 73
US 73 highlighted in red
Route information
Length: 113.14 mi (182.08 km)
91.120 mi (146.643 km) in Kansas
22.05 mi (35.49 km) in Nebraska
Existed: 1926 – present
Major junctions
South end: I-70 / US-24 / US-40 / K-7 in Bonner Springs, KS
  K-7 in Atchison, KS
US-59 in Atchison, KS
US-36 in Hiawatha, KS
North end: US 75 in Dawson, NE
Location
States: Kansas, Nebraska
Counties: KS: Wyandotte, Leavenworth, Atchison, Brown
NE: Richardson
Highway system

United States Numbered Highways
List • Bannered • Divided • Replaced

U.S. Route 73 (US 73) is a north–south United States highway. it goes for 113 miles (182 km) from northeast Kansas to southeast Nebraska. The highway's southern endpoint is Bonner Springs, Kansas at I-70. Its northern endpoint is near Dawson, Nebraska at US 75.

Route description

Kansas

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US-73's former southern terminus at I-435 in Kansas City.

U.S. Route 73 starts at I-70 in Kansas City. It goes along with U.S. Route 24, U.S. Route 40, and K-7. Two miles north of its endpoint, US 24 and US 40 turn west; US 73 continues north with K-7. It goes north with K-7 through Lansing, where it intersects K-5. US 73 and K-7 then go through Leavenworth. It goes northwestern from Leavenworth. It meets K-192 near Easton. At Atchison, it turns west. At Atchison, K-7 ends. US 73 goes along with U.S. Route 59. It goes west. It then turns northwest near Lancaster at its intersection with K-9. It goes through Huron. It goes along with K-20 near Everest. It goes west into Horton, and it intersects U.S. Route 159. The two highways go north together, and they meet U.S. Route 36 at Hiawatha. After going northwest through Reserve, US-73 and US-159 turn north and enter Nebraska.

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