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Survey for proposed U.S. 56 expressway at Great Bend to begin
express way map
This map from the Kansas Department of Transportation shows the area east of Great Bend targeted for a proposed four-lane expressway.

A field survey for building a proposed four-lane expressway from the east side of Great Bend will start around this coming Monday, the Kansas Department of Transportation announced Tuesday afternoon.

The proposed expressway would be from the east city limits of Great Bend (Kiowa Road) to the K-156/K-96 junction. The approximate length of the survey is 2.3 miles, and the survey will be based on existing alignment.

This project is part of the Eisenhower Legacy Transportation (IKE) Program. The project is in the development phase and there is no project schedule at this point, KDOT reported.

The survey, to collect information for detailed design of the proposed improvement, is estimated to be completed by May 1.

A member of the survey crew first will contact property owners and/or tenants for permission to enter private property. Survey activities will include the use of survey instruments on the ground to determine locations of existing features within the survey corridor.

Robert Ubben, survey project manager with Affinis Corporation of Overland Park, will be in charge of this survey for the KDOT.