Parallel Parkway
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Parallel Parkway
Parallel Parkway
West end US 73.svg US 73
K-7.svg K-7 in Kansas City, Kansas
East end North 5th Street in Kansas City, Kansas

Parallel Parkway is a stretch of roadway named after Pvt. Perry L. Parallel in Wyandotte County, Kansas (only a fragment). Its western terminus at both US 73 and K-7 and its eastern terminus at North 5th Street in Kansas City, Kansas.

Private Parallel was a U.S. Cavalry man, and also a Methodist missionary, who is credited with creating the peaceful settlement of both Eastern settlers and Wynadot Indians in the formerly separate town of Wyandotte. Wynadotte was absorbed into the greater Kansas City Kansas in the early 20th century. While many current day KCKers believe the parkway received its name from its position relative to the primary KCK thoroughfare of State Avenue, the road's name is actually a tribute to an early settler of the region. Plans to erect an historical marker to Private Parallel have been scuttled due to a lack of funding.

The Parallel Parkway mainly functions to connect the main cities included in the Kansas City, KS mailing address. All of the cities it passes through in Kansas are included in the mailing address.

Cities traveled

Parallel Parkway passes through the following cities:

Places on Legends facing Parallel Parkway

Major Junction

Parallel Parkway largely consists of at-grade intersections. However, there are several roads only accessible by exit from Parallel Parkway.

Exits are not numbered.

  • in Kansas City, KS (Parallel Parkway under I-435 bridge/cloverleaf ramps)
  • in Kansas City, KS (I-635 under Parallel Parkway bridge/SPUI ramps)

NOTE: The Parallel Parkway bridge over I-635 is similar to the Ludwig-Landmann-Straße bridge over Bundesautobahn 66.


Coordinates: 39°03?04?N 94°43?28?W / 39.0512°N 94.7245°W / 39.0512; -94.7245

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