Tuesday, October 13, 2015

$115 million of projects let in September

A $102 million project was part of the Sept. 23, 2015 letting recently approved. The project is in the city of Wichita and involves enhancements in the area of the I-235/U.S. 54 interchange. The work will improve the safety and efficiency of this heavily-traveled section by constructing and/or rehabilitating 15 bridges and adding auxiliary lanes to eliminate lane-weaving. The reconstruction of the West Street interchange is also included.
Ten other highway, bridge and maintenance projects were also approved in the month’s $115 million letting. To see more details, click here.  

Monday, October 12, 2015

ICYMI: South Lawrence Trafficway reaches key milestone.

A key piece of a mitigation plan that cleared the way for the South Lawrence Trafficway project is now attracting visitors – both human and feathered.  

The Baker Wetlands Discovery Center on the south edge of Lawrence was dedicated Sept. 30.  Click on the video below to learn more about it. 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Trooper shares the toughest car crash he's worked

KHP Technical Trooper Casey Simoneau’s son was 7 years old when he responded to a fatality crash involving a 7-year-old child. “What I saw that night will never leave my memory,” he said. Click here to read his story.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

How a $100 ticket might save your life

KDOT employee Wayne Nelson knows that slowing down saves lives, especially in work zones. Click here to read his story.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Family goes from celebrating Christmas to having a funeral

Kitt Zillinger’s family was planning a day to get together and celebrate the holidays. A car crash changed it to a day to plan a funeral. Click here to read her story.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Ready or Not

Teresa Taylor’s fun trip with her friends turned into a fight for her life after the vehicle she’s riding in rolls down an embankment and she’s ejected.
Read more about her story here and please forward this link to friends, family and coworkers to help put the brakes on fatalities.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Failing to Stop

You can never skip the basic safety steps - it could change lives forever, says Garden City wrestling official Chuck Reinert.

Read more about his story here in today’s safety blog and please forward this link to friends, family and coworkers to help put the brakes on fatalities.