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KDOT Prepared For Winter; Advises Motorists To Follow Safety Tips

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With snow in the forecast later this week, the Kansas Department of Transportation is ready. This year KDOT has implemented new snow fighter training courses to better educate new equipment operators on all aspects of roadway snow and ice control as well as how to maintain their equipment. KDOT has a staff of 1,200 ready for winter weather, 24 hours ... Read More »

Cleanup Continues On Union Pacific Coal Train Derailment Near Frankfort

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Eight to as many as ten cars of a Union Pacific coal train derailed at the west edge of Frankfort Monday morning around 9 a.m. The crossing at the west edge of town, Highway K-9 to Blue Rapids, remains closed as cleanup continues. Tumbleweed Road crossing a mile north of Frankfort is also impacted. The south crossing on Highway K-99 was closed temporarily as the train ... Read More »

KDOT To Maintain US 77 Traffic During Swede Creek Bridge Replacement

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The Kansas Department of Transportation has advised Marshall County that traffic will be maintained during construction of the Swede Creek Bridge replacement a mile north of the county line. In response to local concerns with a traffic detour that would have taken drivers more than thirty miles out of their way, KDOT has instead opted to replace the structure one lane ... Read More »

KDOT Hay Harvest Permits Required On State Right Of Way

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The Kansas Department of Transportation announced that permits will be issued to landowners wanting to harvest hay on Kansas highway right of way. Those with land adjacent to the right of way will be given permit priority from Jan. 1 until March 31. After March 31, permits to harvest will be issued in the order in which they are received. ... Read More »

KDOT Requesting Comments On STIP Amendment

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The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) requests comments on the amendment of the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) FY 13-16. The STIP is a project specific publication that lists all KDOT administered projects, regardless of funding source, and includes projects for counties and cities as well as projects on the State Highway System. The draft STIP document may be viewed ... Read More »

Adopt A Highway program looking for new groups to help clean

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The Kansas Department of Transportation’s Adopt A Highway program is looking for new groups to join to help keep the almost 10,000 miles of highways in Kansas clean.  Adopt A Highway groups participate in the annual Clean Up Kansas Campaign during April.  Youth groups with members at least 11 years old and with adequate adult supervision are also eligible.  KDOT ... Read More »

KDOT announces bids for State Projects

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The Kansas Department of Transportation has announced approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. In Marshall county, the Snipe Creek Bridge, located 3.36 miles east of the K-99 Junction on Highway 36, will be replaced.  Ebert Construction Company, Inc and Subsidiary of Wamego won the project at a cost of just over $1.1 million. Read More »

Seneca filing for KDOT grant to complete downtown

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A grant through the Kansas Department of Transportation will be submitted by the City of Seneca to help fund the rebuilding of the remaining four block original brick surface of Main Street from 7th to 10th Street. This will be Phase 2 of the project and it’s projected to cost $1.5 million. A 20% minimum local match would be required ... Read More »

KDOT Plans Coon Creek Bridge Closure

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The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) has started the process to close the Coon Creek Bridge on Highway 9 one mile west of Waterville.  The closure will take place in 2014 and last approximately six months.  The latest KDOT plans do not include a sho-fly and no detour has been designated.  The sho-fly is an alternate road at the site ... Read More »

Railbed Project Bid Approved

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A bid of $764,426 was accepted for the Marysville railbed project. Goodwin/Thime Construction of Sabetha submitted the lowest of 4 bids. The bid must now be approved by the Kansas Department of Transportation. Marysville will receive $300,000 from KDOT for the project. According to Debbie Price, Marysville City Clerk, the remainder of the cost will most likely come from sales ... Read More »