Friday, October 31, 2014

U.S. 169 reconstruction project open house Thursday

By The Herald Staff | 2/26/2014

WELDA — The Kansas Department of Transportation wants motorists and residents input on a planned highway project in Anderson County.

An open house is planned 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Welda Community Center, the intersection of 1000 Road and Tioga Street, to discuss the U.S. 169 reconstruction/rehabilitation project from Welda north to the roundabout south of Garnett.

The event is expected to feature maps and other project displays, along with KDOT staff members available to answer questions. Residents are welcome to stop by any time during the open house. No formal presentation is planned.

Construction on the project is expected to start in the spring of 2017 and be completed in the spring of 2019, KDOT said. The U.S. 169 section from Welda north to the U.S. 59 junction will be closed during construction, with traffic detoured on U.S. 59 and U.S. 54. One-lane traffic will be carried through construction on the section from the U.S. 59 junction north to the roundabout.

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