U.S. 56 Expansion Study in Barton County - September 15, 2022

September 15 Public Meeting for U.S. 56 Expansion Study east of Great Bend

Date - Sep. 15, 2022

Time - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location - Great Bend Events Center, Fort Zarah Room (3111 10th Street)

Public Comment Period - Sep. 15, 2022 to Sep. 23, 2022

KDOT hosted an open house-style public meeting to discuss proposed plans to expand about 2 miles of U.S. 56 to a four-lane expressway - from the east city limits of Great Bend to the K-156 intersection in Barton County. Proposed improvements to the K-156 intersection were also be shared.

The meeting was held on Thursday, September 15, at the Great Bend Events Center. The public was welcome to stop by any time between 4 and 6 p.m. to view information and speak with project staff. No formal presentations was made.

For those unable to attend on September 15, meeting materials are on the project website. The information shared online is the same information presented at the public meeting.

About the Project: This project is in the early design/study phase and is not yet funded for construction. It was identified as a high regional priority during a Local Consult meeting in 2019 and was selected for the IKE Development Pipeline in May 2020. Once the project has moved through final design, it would be eligible for the IKE Construction Pipeline. If selected, a proposed construction year would be provided.

Project Materials

Information presented at the September 15, 2022 public meeting is available below.

Meeting information can be made available in alternative accessible formats upon request. For information about obtaining an alternative format, contact the KDOT Division of Communications, 700 SW Harrison St., 2nd Fl West, Topeka, KS 66603-3754 or phone 785-296-3585 (Voice)/Hearing Impaired – 711.

    A Continuous Green T Intersection

    Video courtesy of the Virginia DOT

    Who to Contact

    Thomas J. Hussa, P.E.
    KDOT Project Manager

    Tim Potter
    KDOT Public Affairs Manager

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