The week of May 1 the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) expects to start a project to replace the First Cow Creek drainage bridge on the southbound lanes of U.S. 69 in Crawford County. The bridge is 2¼ miles north of the U.S. 69/69A junction at Frontenac.
Traffic will be carried through construction on a temporary crossover to the northbound lanes. The speed limit will be reduced to 45 miles per hour and a vehicle width restriction of 12 feet will be in effect. Weather permitting, the new bridge is expected to be open in late 2023.
KDOT awarded the construction contract of $1.7 million to Mission Construction Company, Inc., St. Paul, Kansas. Check KDOT’s updated traveler information website, www.Kandrive.org, for more highway condition and construction details. Persons with questions may contact Doug Pulliam at KDOT-Pittsburg, (620) 235-9523, or Public Affairs Manager Priscilla Petersen at (620) 902-6433.