Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wednesday's Words

“When this road opens you’re going to have a wider paved road that is safe and comfortable for you and your families,” said Kansas Transportation Secretary Mike King.

Secretary Mike King and elected officials participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the $14.5 million project Monday in Hoxie. Joining Secretary King was State Sen. Ralph Ostmeyer, Rep. Don Hineman, Sheridan County Commissioner Doyle Kauk and Kip Spray, whose Venture Inc., construction company of Great Bend did the reconstruction work.

The project that improved 19 miles of K-23 north of Hoxie will be open to traffic within the next two weeks. 

The six-month project included the removal of old pavement, rebuilding the road base and paving.  The work widened the road by four feet. 

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