Tuesday, 31 May 2016
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
Tuesday
Low  57°
High 76°
Wednesday
Low  54°
High 78°
Thursday
Low  53°
High 78°
Friday
Low  57°
High 85°
Saturday
Low  55°
High 86°
Sunday
Low  54°
High 85°
Monday
Low  58°
High 86°
Current Temperature in Liberal KS is 65°  
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports National Headlines
KDOT Selects Preliminary Engineering Projects
02/12/2013


Projects ranging from passing lanes to interchanges have been selected by the Kansas Department of Transportation for preliminary engineering.

The projects will be announced today during a three-city tour by Gov. Sam Brownback and Transportation Secretary Mike King. Announcements are being made in Overland Park, Pittsburg and Spearville in Ford County.

“Kansas businesses won’t remain competitive in the future if we don’t have a highway system that allows for efficiency and growth. These projects will help provide the kind of infrastructure that gives our state an economic edge and protects Kansas families,” said Gov. Brownback.

Preliminary engineering refers to the pre-construction work and planning that must be done before actual construction of a road improvement can begin. It includes such things as design work, corridor study and identification of and purchase of right-of-way. Depending on the type of project, the pre-construction phases of a project can take months or years to complete.

            KDOT leaders reviewed about 100 projects and made their final selections based on engineering factors and public recommendations received during a series of local consultation meetings in October. During the meetings conducted throughout the state, more than 450 Kansans participated in discussions about what they thought were the most important regional projects.

“While these projects aren’t programmed for construction now, it’s important that we always have projects in the pipeline,” said Transportation Secretary Mike King.

The preliminary engineering projects selected are listed below by route and grouped by KDOT districts. Also included are some preliminary engineering projects selected earlier and already under way. The complete list of the more than 100 preliminary engineering projects already under way is posted on KDOT’s T-WORKS website.

 


South Central Kansas

·         I-235/I-135/K-254 – Preliminary engineering for interchange in Wichita

PE projects under way

·         U.S. 77 – Plans are being developed for pavement rehabilitation from north of Arkansas City to Winfield

·         I-235 –  Multiple bridge replacements from Zoo Boulevard to Broadway in Wichita

·         U.S. 54 – Plans have been completed for the Kingman bypass

·         U.S. 54 – Plans are near completion of the Pratt bypass

·         U.S. 54 – Design and right-of-way purchase at Greensburg

 

Southwest Kansas

·         U.S. 54 – Preliminary engineering on a four-lane expansion project. This will add five miles to an already-announced T-WORKS preliminary engineering project to expand U.S. 54 from 10 miles northeast of Liberal to the Seward/Meade county line.  This preliminary engineering work will extend the project five miles to U.S. 160 and address intersection improvements in Plains.

·         U.S. 50 – Preliminary engineering to identify passing lane options from Dodge City to the Ford/Edwards county line, and intersection improvements at Spearville

·         U.S. 160/U.S. 183/K-34 – Study intersection improvements. Funding will come from the Highway Safety Improvement Program.

PE projects under way

·         U.S. 83 – Plans are being developed for pavement rehabilitation and passing lane opportunities from the Oklahoma/Kansas state line to K-51

·         U.S. 83 – Plans are being developed for interchange options and passing lanes in Haskell County from U.S. 56 north at Sublette to one mile south of U.S. 160/K-144

·         U.S. 83 – Plans are being developed for passing lanes beginning four miles north of U.S. 160/K-144 to one mile north of the Haskell/Finney county line.

·         U.S. 83 – Plans are being developed for passing lanes one mile north of the Haskell/Finney county line north to Garden City.

 

© KDOT Press Release
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Meade Couple Killed In Motorcycle Accident
July Date Set For Tyrone Teacher
Guymon Man Killed In One Vehicle Accident
Texas County Authorities Crack Down On Gang Activity
2 Vehicle Accident Near Tyrone Causes Minor Injures
Torando Injures Two, Destroys Home Near Dodge City
Hooker Bus Bursts into Flames in Chickasha
Medical Condition Cause of Accident on Western Ave.
State Track Results
Liberal Fire Fighters Battle Residential Fire
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Oklahoma Voter Deadline Approaches
Fitzgerald 1st Team All State
Fitzgerald Selected for All Star Baseball Game
Dodge City Mayor Files For Garrett Loves Senate Seat
Meade Couple Killed In Motorcycle Accident
Liberal Fire Fighters Battle Residential Fire
KS Supreme Court Rules School Funding Not Enough
Guymon Man Killed In One Vehicle Accident
State Track Results
Liberal's Limon and Alvarado Make All WAC Team
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Emergency Alert Hanbook

©2016 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group