Supporters of the continued U.S. Hwy. 69 expansion efforts gathered Monday morning for a celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The event was held in the yard of the Cherry Grove Baptist Church, which lies at the crossroads of Hwy. 69 and Cavalry Roads in Bourbon County.
The project expanded six miles of U.S. 69 south of Fort Scott to a four-lane upgradable expressway.
“Kansas Department Of Transportation will let the six-mile Arma Connection (in Crawford County) this fall and plans to let the remaining 5.5-mile Crawford County Expansion in the fall of 2020,” Priscilla Petersen, KDOT Southeast Kansas District Public Affairs Manager, said. “Once completed those two projects will (provide) four-lane U.S. 69 from Kansas City to Pittsburg.”
“Hwy. 69 beyond south of Pittsburg, remains in the study phase,” Petersen said.