The construction of two new concrete drainage structures on SW 70 Road approximately two miles west of Pawnee Rock started Tuesday. The road will be closed between SW 130 Avenue and SW 140 Avenue during construction, with the work anticipated to be completed in late November.
Southwest 70 Road is located on the Barton/Pawnee county line and the cost of the project is being split between the two counties. L&M Contractors Inc., from Great Bend was awarded the construction project at a bid price of $128,641.
Local traffic will need to find alternate routes during construction due to the removal of the roadway at both construction sites.