A project that improved 19 miles of K-23 north of Hoxie will be open to traffic within the next two weeks.
Kansas Transportation Secretary Mike King and elected officials participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the $14.5 million project today in Hoxie. Joining Secretary King was State Sen. Ralph Ostmeyer, Rep. Don Hineman, Sheridan County Commissioner Doyle Kauk and Kip Spray, whose Venture Inc., construction company of Great Bend did the reconstruction work.
The six-month project included the removal of old pavement, rebuilding the road base and paving. The work widened the road by four feet.
“When this road opens you’re going to have a wider paved road that is safe and comfortable for you and your families,” said Secretary King.
Secretary King also announced that Hoxie will receive a $700,000 Geometric Improvement award to rebuild a 500-foot section of K-23 just north of U.S. 24. The project will tie into the larger K-23 project that will soon be open to traffic. The Geometric Improvement project is expected to begin next summer.