K-156 in Hodgeman County

Page last updated: December 08, 2023

Project description

K-156 in Hodgeman County will rehabilitate the pavement and add shoulders on about 15 miles of K-156. The project corridor begins four miles west of the U.S. 283 junction in Jetmore, to 228 Road north of Hanston. Estimated construction cost is $30.5 million.

The construction letting is scheduled for the summer of 2024. Construction is expected to start before the end of 2024 and anticipated to take two construction seasons to complete. The majority of the K-156 project will be constructed under traffic with appropriate traffic control measures in place. A short-term closure of K-156 west of Jetmore will be required to flatten the existing profile and reconstruct the roadway.

The K-156 project was identified as a regional priority at Local Consult meetings in 2018. KDOT responded with practical improvements which address long-term safety and mobility concerns along this well-traveled highway and key freight corridor. The project is one of five Modernization and Expansion highway projects in southwest Kansas that have been committed to construction as part of the Eisenhower Legacy Transportation Program (IKE).


Information presented at the Oct. 21, 2021 public meeting is available below for those unable to attend. This project has continued to progress and project details included in the materials below may have been updated since the public meeting.

Project Details

Project Name K-156 in Hodgeman County
Project Number KA-5802-01
Location K-156: 4 miles west of the U.S. 283 junction in Jetmore to 228 Road north of Hanston

Description Rehabilitate the pavement and add shoulders on about 15 miles of K-156
Length 15 miles
Construction Cost $30.5 million

Public Meetings

  • Time - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Location - King Center in Jetmore
  • Public Comment Period - October 27, 2021 to December 14, 2021

  • Agenda - The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) held a public meeting for the K-156 Hodgeman County project on Wednesday, October 27 at the King Center in Jetmore (312 Main Street). The public was invited to attend the open house style meeting anytime between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The meeting provided an opportunity to view exhibits and maps of the proposed improvement, provide input and speak one-on one with project staff.

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Who to Contact

Ron Hall
SW District Engineer

Yazmin Morena
KDOT Public Affairs Manager

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