U.S. 69 expansion in Crawford County to begin March 2


The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) plans to start a project that will expand a six-mile section of U.S. 69 in Crawford County to a four-lane divided expressway during the week of March 2.


The expansion project begins north of the U.S. 69/K-47 junction (620th Avenue) and continues north to end three miles north of the Arma city limits. Two lanes will be added to the existing U.S. 69 alignment.


Two-way traffic is being maintained on the existing lanes of U.S. 69 while the new lanes are under construction. Traffic will be switched to the new lanes when the existing lanes are rebuilt. Early project activity includes grading and work on box culverts off the highway.


KDOT awarded the $21.8 million construction contract to Koss Construction Co. of Topeka. According to the project schedule, the new expressway will be open to unrestricted traffic by mid-August 2021.


Persons with questions may contact Bob Gudgen at KDOT-Pittsburg, (620) 308-7621, or Priscilla Petersen at KDOT-Chanute, (620) 902-6433.

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