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Our vision for the U.S. 36 is for a four-lane freeway or expressway from Indianapolis to Belleville, Kansas; a high-standard two-lane (Super Two) highway west through Kansas and Colorado to Denver; and a freeway or expressway to Boulder and Estes Park.
This artery of commerce should not be constricted by narrow shoulders, inadequate bridges, low speed limits or any other factor which would tend to discourage through traffic. U.S. 36, as a major east-west highway and the shortest route between Indianapolis and Denver, should be part of the National Highway System for its entire length.
We support the extension of Interstate 72, now to the Missouri River at St. Joseph. It's future would be across Kansas along U.S. 36 as an alternative to overcrowded freeways to the north and south, and as a principal tool for economic development of the northern tier of Kansas counties. To support this goal, we support the State of Missouri for completing their four-lane expressway.
Our primary goal, established by the Board of Directors June 12, 2000, at Hiawatha, Kansas, is to see a four-lane expressway on U.S. 36 included in the next Kansas Highway Plan from St. Joseph to Belleville, as a first step in extending the freeway/expressway into Kansas. We believe this would be the single most effective economic development step the State of Kansas could take in these counties.
The Association intends to unite all county commissioners, city councils, economic development agencies, chambers of commerce, transportation officials, state and federal legislators and others along the highway toward the achievement of this goal.
East Terminus - Uhrichsville, OH
West Terminus - Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO