Highly anticipated project nears completion
Progress on the U.S. Highway 75 project is nearing completion and Bryan Jones with Herzog Contracting Corp. out of St. Joseph, Mo., said he anticipates the project to be complete by Dec. 1.
Rumble strips were installed last week and according to Jones, “signage/electrical should be complete soon.”
“The last thing will be pavement marking and seeding, and we need favorable weather to do them,” Jones said.
Herzog Contracting Corp., out of St. Joseph, Mo., was the approved company to complete the project.
The project, which will cost $5,414,193.56, consists of adding left turn lanes — for both north- and south-bound traffic — at the intersections of 260th and 280th Roads, removal of the existing by-pass lanes, pavement resurfacing and street light installation at 280th Street.
In 2021, KDOT authorized a State and Federal Aid Safety Project on U.S. Highway 75 outside of Sabetha. During their regular meeting on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, the Sabetha City Commission approved a contract for the project – Resolution No. 2021-19.
In February 2022, KDOT announced the approved bid for the U.S. Highway 75 project in Sabetha. The letting took place Dec. 15, 2021, in Topeka.
In May 2022, construction began on the project — which stretches from just south of 260th Street to just north of 280th Street/K-246.
In June 2022, the first phase of asphalt paving for the shoulder widening at the intersections of U.S. Highway 75 and Kansas Highway 246, and U.S. Highway 75 and 176th Street was completed.