U.S. 183 in Kansas measures 234.69 miles from north of Buffalo, Oklahoma to the Nebraska line south of Alma.
U.S. 183 initially heads north in Clark County to U.S. 160 and K-34 east of Ashland. U.S. 160/183 overlap east 23.90 miles to Protection and Coldwater in Comanche County. U.S. 183 continues north into Kiowa County to U.S. 54/400 near Greensburg and into Edwards County to U.S. 50 at Kinsley.
Following Niles Avenue, U.S. 183 advances 0.52 miles from U.S. 56 (10th Street) to U.S. 56 in Kinsley. U.S. 56/183 run concurrent for 7.88 miles northeast to Nettleton and southwestern Pawnee County. U.S. 56 remains northeast to Garfield while U.S. 183 leads due north 12.26 miles to K-156.
North into Rush County, U.S. 183 travels to K-96 at Rush Center and K-4 at La Crosse. Within neighboring Ellis County, U.S. 183 serves the Hays, the regional service center with a Bypass Route encircling the west side of the city.
U.S. 183 joins Hays with Plainville and Stockton in Rooks County. North into Phillips County, U.S. 183 continues to Glade and Phillipsburg, where U.S. 183 dog legs west alongside U.S. 36 (State Street) for 0.89 miles.
U.S. 183 was relocated from Kinsley onto a 7.5 mile long overlap with K-156 (former U.S. 156) northeast to a new alignment leading 12.3 miles due north to Sanford. U.S. 183 previously extended 17.9 miles north to Rozel and 5.0 miles east. The change was made as the former route was in poor condition, required 5.6 miles less construction and was 3 miles shorter overall. The American Association of State Highway Officials (AASHO) approved the State Highway Commission of Kansas request for the relocation on July 5, 1966.
U.S. 183 Bypass was established around the west side of Hays with approval by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) on October 13, 1979. The seven mile loop included an overlap with I-70/U.S. 40.
Business traffic and local traffic desiring to enter Hays will benefit from this location.
U.S. 183 Bypass is not posted alongside I-70/U.S. 40 between Exit 157 at 230th Avenue and Exit 159 at U.S. 183 (Vine Street). Anticipated for construction in 2021, the Northwest Commercial Corridor extends north from U.S. 183 Bypass along 230th Avenue and east along Feedlot Road to U.S. 183. This will complete the bypass loop around Hays.
32nd Street stems west from U.S. 183 to residential areas of Hays beyond the commercial strip along Vine Street.
33rd Street heads east from U.S. 183 to the immediate north of 32nd Street between two shopping centers. The Vine Street Corridor project in 2020-21 consolidated the intersections at 32nd and 33rd Streets into an elongated roundabout.
A roundabout was constructed just south of I-70/U.S. 40 along Vine Street with an extension of 37th Street east from Skyline Drive as part of the Vine Street Corridor project.
The diamond interchange joining U.S. 183 (Vine Street) with I-70/U.S. 40 was reconfigured into a dogbone interchange in 2020/21.
Signs for the westbound entrance ramp to I-70/U.S. 40 formerly referenced WaKeeney in neighboring Trego County.
U.S. 183 crosses into Phillips County 9.12 miles north of U.S. 24 in the Rooks County seat of Stockton.
The city of Kirwin lies at the east end of Kirwin Reservoir along K-9. The city of Logan is 14.2 miles to the west along K-9.
K-9 stretches 317.94 miles across northern Kansas from K-123 south of Dresden to U.S. 73 near Lancaster in Atchison County.
U.S. 183 continues five miles south to the city of Glade and 22 miles to the Rooks County seat of Stockton.
U.S. 183 expands to a four lane boulevard south along Central Avenue through the city of Glade.
East from Glade, K-9 runs just north of Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge and Kirwin Reservoir en route to Kirwin, Gaylord and U.S. 281.
U.S. 183 expands to a four lane, commercial boulevard south along Vine Street into the city of Hayes. Underway in 2020/21, the Vine Street Corridor Project rebuilt U.S. 183 south from 43rd Street. Work reconfigured the exchange with I-70/U.S. 40 into a dogbone interchange.
I-70/U.S. 40 travel across the north side of Hays east en route to Russell, Salina and Topeka.
The staggered intersection with 33rd Street and and 32nd Street was replaced with an elongated roundabout during the Vine Street Corridor project in 2020/21.
29th Street meets U.S. 183 (Vine Street) east from Hays Middle School and west alongside Big Creek Crossing shopping center.
Page Updated 11-10-2021.