Tuesday, February 7, 2017

2017-2018 State Transportation Maps offer new features

Visiting the Sunflower State? Want to get away for the weekend? The Kansas Department of Transportation can help you plan your next trip with the new 2017-2018 Kansas Official State Transportation Map.  

The map, which was published by KDOT, includes a distance map that will help motorists pick the best route to reach their destination. Travelers will also have helpful phone numbers, road condition numbers, websites and a list of state recreation areas and museums in their hands.

The map’s reverse side also includes inset maps of 17 Kansas cities and towns, including Wichita, Kansas City and Topeka.

Little Jerusalem Chalk Badlands will open to the public later this year.  
Later this year, the Little Jerusalem Chalk Badlands will open to public in Logan County. The rock formation is even bigger than Monument Rocks, which lie just the east of the soon-to-be opened tourist attraction.

New to the map are several renamed recreation areas and visitor hotspots:
Two popular tourist destinations in Hutchinson have name changes in the current maps:
The “Underground Salt Museum” has been changed to “Strataca.”

The “Kansas Cosmosphere and Spacecenter” has been shortened to “Cosmosphere.”

The newly-named Land & Sky Scenic Byway and the extension of the Native Stone Scenic Byway are also included in the map.

Maps will be available at various travel information centers, attractions and other locations across the state. They can also be requested on the KDOT website at http://www.ksdot.org/maps.asp.

A limited supply of 2015-2016 maps is still available for schools and other groups to use as a learning tool. To receive old maps, please send an email request to

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