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K99 in Marshall County closed Tuesday

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Kansas Department of Transportation reports that Tuesday, K-99 will close beginning at 8:00 a.m. and will reopen to all traffic at approximately 5:00 p.m. the same day, weather permitting. K-99 will be closed just east and north of Beattie approximately 4 miles (at milepost 225.7) for culvert replacement work. Advance message boards will alert drivers to the roadway closure. There ... Read More »

K-99 Highway To Close Tuesday North of Beattie

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On Tuesday, July 13, northbound and southbound K-99 will be closed just east and north of Beattie approximately 4 miles (at milepost 225.7) for culvert replacement work. K-99 will close beginning at 8:00 a.m. and will reopen to all traffic at 5:00 p.m. the same day. Advance message boards will alert drivers to the roadway closure. No marked detours will ... Read More »

KDOT Encourages Safe Holiday/Summer Travels

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Traditionally, the Fourth of July holiday creates one of the busiest travel times on roads and highways in Kansas. Unfortunately, an increase in traffic increases the likelihood of traffic crashes, injuries and deaths. KDOT travel information resources can help with planning your holiday or other summer travels and can keep you informed as you travel. By planning ahead, travelers can ... Read More »

Realtors Association Endorses Moran

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“Jerry Moran is the right man to represent Kansas in the U.S. Senate and we are proud to endorse him.” That statement came this past weekend from Kansas Association of Realtors President Brian Jones. In an Overland Park get-together on Sunday, Jones noted Moran’s work on behalf of property owners and the business community just before handing over his organization’s ... Read More »

Washington County Board Meeting Minutes

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COMMISSION MINUTES, MAY 24, 2010 The Board of Washington County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, May 24, 2010 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse. Present: Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner; Roger Otott, 2nd District Commissioner; Gene Helms, 3rd District Commissioner, Chairman, Brian Carroll, legal counsel, and Lou Kern, County Clerk. Absent: Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney ... Read More »

$86.5 Million Transportation Plan Back on Track

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Eighty-four preservation projects totaling $86.5 million that were suspended in March due to budget cuts are back on track thanks to passage of the comprehensive transportation program T-WORKS. The $8.2 billion program was recently passed by the 2010 Kansas Legislature. One major T-WORKS component was highway preservation where $4.6 billion will go toward ensuring every mile of Kansas highway will ... Read More »

Personal Information Bill Scrapped

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Kansas is one of just 8 states in the country that grants access to personal information despite warnings against the practice by federal officials. A bill that would have required the Kansas Department of Corrections to stop granting inmates access to personally identifiable information as they perform contracted data entry and document scanning work for city, county and state government ... Read More »

KDOT reminds drivers of work zone safety

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The Kansas Department of Transportation brought attention to the hazards at road work zones Tuesday. The event was part of the National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week, a program aimed at making drivers more cautious when driving near construction sites. Last year, five people were killed and 490 were injured in work zone crashes here in Kansas. KDOT has also ... Read More »

KDOT: Too Many Close Calls In Highway Work Zones

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Close calls happen all too often in highway work zones. “A lady was coming through our work zone on I-70 and she was wiping out all our traffic cones,” said Tony Trower, Highway Maintenance Supervisor in Topeka. “When I got her stopped, she was just 10 feet away from going around the equipment where our employees were working.” Trower has ... Read More »

Washington County Board Minutes

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The Board of Washington County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, March 29, 2010 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse. Present: Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Roger Otott, 2nd District Commissioner; Gene Helms, 3rd District Commissioner, Chairman, Elizabeth Hiltgen, County Attorney, and Lou Kern, County Clerk. Chairman Helms called the meeting to order with prayer. County ... Read More »