Tuesday, 04 August 2015
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
Tuesday
Low  69°
High 92°
Wednesday
Low  68°
High 98°
Thursday
Low  69°
High 99°
Friday
Low  71°
High 99°
Saturday
Low  72°
High 99°
Sunday
Low  68°
High 99°
Monday
Low  67°
High 94°
Current Temperature in Liberal KS is 83°  
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports National Headlines
KDOT Propses New Plan At Point Of Rocks
03/11/2014

In 2011, widening a stretch of route 50 by Dodge City was deemed a priority for Southwest Kansas, but turning 16 miles of highway into four lanes meant running into Dodge City’s Point of Rocks.

“Here at night, that sign is illuminated and it is wonderful,” said Bill Bunyan, President of the Dodge City Chapter of the Santa Fe Trails Association.  “It is the gateway to Dodge City.”

Early settlers relied on the actual rocks to travel in uncharted land.

“One of our jobs is to preserve the trail, and the sites along it,” said Bunyan.

After receiving so much protest from historic organizations, like the Santa Fe Trails Association, and thousands of signatures on a petition to save the rocks, KDOT has proposed something new.

By bringing the road slightly North, they could have a highway with a wide median, they could create a full interchange with Highway 400, and they’d be able to save the Point of Rocks.

“If we could save the Point of Rocks that would be great, we’re not against that we just have to figure out how to do it,” said the Public Affairs Manager for KDOT Kirk Hutchinson.

“Maybe the little guy can win one!” said Bunyan.

The new proposal would out KDOT $15 million over budget, but they said so far it’s the best compromise they have found.

A decision will be made soon, sometime this spring.  Construction is scheduled to begin in 2018.

© AP
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
Bee Jay Batboy Critically Injured
Liberal Bee Jay Bat Boy Passes Away
Bee Jays Win Wild One After Protest
Heartfelt Win on a Heartbreaking Day
Cargill To Close Garden City Plant, Move To Guymon
Stand-Off In Lakin Ends Peacefully
Bee Jays Win then Learn Kaiser Passed Away
Lane Frost's Parents To Speak In Liberal
Bee Jays Use Late Night to Knock Out Newton
Village At The Plaza Open For Tenants
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Truckers Come Together For Kaiser
Ashley Furniture Raises Money For Bright Futures
Kaiser Carlile To Be Honored Tonight In Wichita
Kelby Gets the Call Up
Bee Jays Fondly Remember Kaiser Carlile
Bee Jays Win then Learn Kaiser Passed Away
Liberal Bee Jay Bat Boy Passes Away
Heartfelt Win on a Heartbreaking Day
Bee Jay Batboy Critically Injured
Three BJ's Named First Team All Jayhawk
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

©2015 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