The Kansas Department of Transportation announces approved bids for 26 state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The letting took place Sept. 16 in Topeka. Some of the bids may include multiple projects that have been bundled based on proximity and type of work.
Of area interest are:
District Two — North Central
Statewide - 181 106 KA 5916 01 K-181, from the K-232/K-181 junction east to the Russell/Lincoln county line, from the Russell/Lincoln county line east to the Lincoln/Mitchell county line and from the Lincoln/Mitchell county line north to the Mitchell/Osborne county line, milling and overlay, 36.5 miles, APAC-Kansas Inc. Shears Division, Hutchinson, $6,067,762.63.
District Three — Northwest
Russell - 18 84 KA 3931 01 K-18, bridge #051 over Coon Creek located 0.36 mile east of the east U.S. 281 junction, bridge replacement, L & M Contractors Inc., Great Bend, $1,439,849.23.
Sherman - 27 91 KA 5809 01 K-27, from the K-27/U.S. 24B junction north to the Cheyenne/Sherman county line, sealing, 16.6 miles, Heft and Sons LLC, Greensburg, $628,267.50.
Smith - 92 KA 5918 01 K-8, from the U.S. 36/K 8 junction north to the Nebraska state line; U.S. 36, from the Phillips/Smith county line east to the Jewel/Smith county line; K-182, from the U.S. 36/K-182 junction north to Bellaire (entire route); K-191, from the geographic center of the contiguous United States east to the U.S. 281/K-191 junction (entire route); K-204, from the U.S. 36/K 204 junction east to the west city limits of Smith Center (entire route); K-248, from the old U.S. 36/K 248 junction north to the U.S. 36/K-248 junction (entire route); U.S. 281, from the east U.S. 36/U.S. 281 junction north to the Nebraska state line, milling and overlay, 66.2 miles, Venture Corporation, Great Bend, $10,439,835.86.
District Five — South Central
Barton - 156 5 KA 5811 01 K-156, from the east K-156/U.S. 56 junction northeast to the Barton/Ellsworth county line, surface recycle, 17.2 miles, Venture Corporation, Great Bend, $4,508,111.00.
Comanche - 17 KA 5758 01 K-1, from the Kansas/Oklahoma state line north to the U.S. 160/K-1 junction and U.S. 160, from the Clark/Comanche county line east to the Comanche/Barber county line, milling and overlay, 49.2 miles, Venture Corporation, Great Bend, $6,196,335.05.
Harper - 39 KA 5821 01 U.S. 160, from the Barber/Harper county line east to the U.S. 160/K-14 junction and K-2, from the north Anthony city limits north to the south U.S. 160/K-2 junction milling and overlay, 26.1 miles, Venture Corporation, Great Bend, $4,235,318.49.
Kiowa - 54 49 KA 5801 01 – U.S. 54, from the Ford/Kiowa county line east to 1 mile east of the east Greensburg city limits, milling and overlay, 16.7 miles, Venture Corporation, Great Bend, $2,681,091.85.
Rice - 80 C 4982 01 Various routes in the western third of the county, pavement marking, 46.0 miles, Traffic Control Services Inc., Wichita, $205,252.81.
Rice - 04 80 KA 5808 01 K-4, from the Barton/Rice county line east to the Ellsworth/Rice county line, milling and overlay, 25.4 miles, Venture Corporation, Great Bend, $2,935,340.24.