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Larned Briefs
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Asphalt overlay begins
on K-264 in Larned

LARNED — The Kansas Department of Transportation began an asphalt construction project Wednesday on the entire route of K-264 Highway; from K-156 Highway to the Larned State Hospital and Correctional Facilities in Pawnee County.  This project will include pavement surface milling, asphalt surface overlay, and a rock edge wedge.
Traffic through this work zone will be controlled by flagmen and pilot car, so drivers can expect delays of up to 15 minutes.  There will be a 10-foot width restriction in the work zone, so vehicles with widths wider than 10 feet will need to use an alternate route. The work area will move daily and work will be underway during daylight hours only.  This project is scheduled to be completed in approximately one week, depending on delays caused by adverse weather conditions.
Venture Corporation from Great Bend is the prime contractor for this $138,686.  
KDOT urges all motorists to be alert, obey the warning signs, and “Give ‘Em a Brake!” when approaching and driving through a highway work zone. Persons with questions about this road work or other KDOT projects can call South Central Kansas Public Affairs Manager, Martin Miller, at 620-663-3361 or 1-877-550-5368 (Toll free).

Santa Fe Trail Center will
sponsor coffee hour

LARNED — The Santa Fe Trail Center will be the site of the Larned Chamber of Commerce coffee hour at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. The Santa Fe Trail Center is two miles west of Larned on K-156. For information, call 620-285-6916.

Fort Larned USD 495
will meet Monday

LARNED — The Fort Larned USD 495 school board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the board of education office.
Agenda items include bids for middle school carpet, high school air conditioning and for a school bus.
Reports will be heard from technology and maintenance directors, principals and Superintendent Jon Flint.
Other items will be tennis court discussion, LHS Stuco bylaws, power hour, summer usage request, band fees and LMS class offerings and LMS site council.
Executive sessions will involve negotiations and non-elected personnel. Hirings, separations and transfers will be approved.