U.S. 77 Pavement Replacement Arkansas City to Winfield in Cowley County

Page last updated: December 08, 2023

Project Description

KDOT is currently planning pavement replacement on nearly 9 miles of U.S. 77 between Arkansas City and the Walnut River bridge on the south side of Winfield in Cowley County. The project includes highway preservation, offset alignment on the south side of Strother Field and redecking of the southbound bridge over the BNSF railroad.

Intersection improvements are being proposed at 222nd Road, as well as realignment of D Street to improve visibility. The 1st Avenue intersection would be closed to enhance driver safety near the Strother Field Industrial Park.

Contractor selection is planned for June of 2024. The earliest construction is anticipated to begin would be spring of 2025 through 2026.

    Project Materials

    U.S. 77 Map in Cowley County

    Project Details

    Project Name U.S. 77 Pavement Replacement in Cowley County
    Project Number


    Location U.S. 77: from Arkansas City north past the south Winfield city limits to the south edge of the Walnut Ridge bridges

    Pavement replacement to include partial realignment, bridge deck replacement over BNSF railroad and select intersection improvements


    9 miles

    Cost Estimate

    $58.4 million

    Project Timeline Contractor selection in June 2024; earliest anticipated construction planned for spring 2025

    Public Meetings

    • Time - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
    • Location - Strother Field Terminal Building 22193 Tupper Street Winfield, KS 67156
    • Public Comment Period - December 13, 2022 to December 30, 2022

    • Agenda - KDOT hosted a public meeting for the U.S. 77 pavement preservation project in Cowley County on Tuesday, Dec. 13 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Strother Field Terminal Building (22193 Tupper Street, Winfield). The public was invited to attend the open house style meeting any time between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. to review proposed project details and speak with project staff. Meeting information is available online for review and the public was invited to comment until Dec. 30.

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    Who to Contact

    Aaron Boehmler
    IKE Project Manager

    Tim Potter
    South Central District Public Affairs Manager

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