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Public meeting planned for Gove County I-70 project

Sacha SanguinettiFebruary 7, 2019

The Kansas Department of Transportation will host a public meeting regarding an upcoming multi-phase reconstruction project on a portion of I-70 in Gove County. The meeting will take place on Friday, Feb. 22 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the KDOT sub-area located at 4677 U.S. 40 in Grainfield.

The project area covers a 9-mile area starting one mile west of the K-23 spur near Grainfield and ending four miles east of K-211. KDOT will be replacing the pavement on the eastbound lanes in 2019 and westbound lanes in 2020. Project work will also include pavement replacement at the east and westbound rest areas near Grainfield, construction of new right-of-way fencing, lighting installation at exits 95 and 99, and reconstruction of the box structure carrying county road 62 under I-70 into two new span bridges. Gove Road 62 is expected to be closed for several months during the bridge reconstruction. Temporary closures will also occur at exits 95 and 99 as well as the K-23 and K-211 bridges over I-70.

KDOT engineers will be available to outline the construction phasing, provide details on the official state detour and answer questions regarding access to county roads. Construction is expected to begin in March 2019.

The meeting location is ADA accessible. Persons in need of a sign language interpreter, an assistive listening device, large print or Braille material, or other accommodations to participate in this meeting should notify Lisa Mussman at (785) 877-3315 or [email protected].

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