In July 2016, work began on the construction of a new alignment of U.S. 83 and construction of an interchange at the junction of U.S. 83/U.S. 160/K-144 in Haskell County. Passing lanes are also being added to the new alignment of U.S. 83.
As work continues on the project , and traffic shifted to new alignment on Tuesday, July 25. With the interchange close to completion, dirt work and some paving has also been completed on the approach ramps to the interchange.
The project is expected to be completed in November.
Venture Corporation of Great Bend is the contractor on this $22.3 million project.