Work slated to improve intersection
Dave Mahoney, county engineer, said improvements to the intersection of Evans Road and 206th Street could begin later this fall.
The work will include widening of Evans Road on the east and west approaches, cutting down a hill on the east, adding new shoulders and installing left turn lanes.
On 206th Street, also known as County Road 25, six-foot shoulders will be added.
The Kansas Department of Transportation will administer the project, of which 90 percent will be funded through the federal safety fund.
Currently, the county is in the process of acquiring right of ways from property owners.
"KDOT gave us a drop dead date," Mahoney said. "We have to let the project in October or we won't receive federal funds for the project."
Mahoney said he expects construction will begin about two months after the bid letting, and that the work will take about six months to complete.
The total cost of the project is estimated at $650,000, he said.