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LARNED — Escaped sex offender John Freeman Colt, who walked out of the Sexual Predator Treatment Program of Larned State Hospital on June 30, has been captured in Utah.
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Street repair work to begin Tuesday
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Highlighted are the locations of the various street resurfacing and reconstruction project that will start this week throughout Great Bend. - photo by COURTESY ILLUSTRATION

Venture Corporation is planning to begin construction of the City of Great Bend’s 2014 residential street resurfacing and reconstruction project this coming week, said Great Bend City Engineer Rob Winiecke.
Work is anticipated to begin on Tuesday with project subcontractor RMI beginning to grind up the existing concrete pavement of the 281 Bypass. This is to occur between 10th and 17th streets and through the intersection of Kansas Avenue.
On Wednesday, Venture will begin edge milling the  section of Broadway Avenue between K96 and McKinley Street. Application of an ultra thin bonded  asphalt surface is anticipated to occur on Thursday.
Venture will then perform paving along the 281 Bypass at the intersection of Kansas Avenue. Venture also anticipates milling the existing pavement to  grade along 11th Street between Odell and Morton Streets and along Eighth Street between Frey and Elm  Streets.
These roads will be opened for the weekend.
Beginning the week of Nov. 3, Venture  anticipates closing 11th and Eighth Streets to perform subgrade (street bed) stabilization to increase load capacity, as well as along  Morton Street between Ninth and 10th Streets. Paving of these streets will follow curing and trimming of the treated subgrade.
Then Venture will perform a mill and overlay along 12th Street between Harrison and  Monroe streets.
As usual all work is anticipated and may be impacted by inclement weather. 
Residents and motorists can expect to see road closures, barricades, detours, heavy construction equipment  and work crews within the right of ways. 
“The City of Great Bend appreciates everyone’s patience and cooperation through the course of  construction and looks forward to completing another successful project,” Winiecke said. Questions or concerns may be  direct to the City’s Engineering Department at 620-793-4111.
They will also be reconstructing Morton Street between Ninth and 10th streets.  This will consist of a new nine-inch thick asphalt street over a treated subgrade.