U.S. 69 Highway Study in Crawford County - 2024

Page last updated: June 18, 2024

Study Description

This project is a highway corridor study to evaluate the current and future needs of U.S. 69 in Crawford County. Stakeholder and public input, as well as traffic and safety data will be compiled and analyzed, with a goal of compiling a list of issues and opportunities for the highway. The study limits are from the intersection of U.S. 69 and K-103 in Cherokee County, extending approximately 18 miles to E 650th Avenue north of Arma in Crawford County.

Study Materials

Materials below were shared at all open houses. Background information on U.S. 69 Crawford County Corridor.


May 21, 2024 Online Virtual Open House Recording

This information can be made available in alternative languages and accessible formats upon request. Contact the KDOT Division of Communications by dialing 785-296-3585 for voice. Dial 711 for speech/hearing impaired.

Public Meetings

KDOT hosted four in-person and one virtual open house opportunities to gather public input on U.S. 69 Highway in Crawford County. All events shared the same project information. Details about the open houses and can be found on their own dedicated public meeting pages that are linked below and on the U.S. 69 Highway Study postcard.

  • Time - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Location - Online Virtual Open House
  • Public Comment Period - May 21, 2024 to June 17, 2024

  • Agenda - KDOT hosted an online virtual open house to discuss the 2024 U.S. 69 Highway Study in Crawford County and to gather public input on Tuesday, May 21. The public was welcome to join virtually anytime between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. to learn more about the project and provide feedback. Sign-in started at 5:00 p.m.

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  • Time - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Location - Northeast High School (1003 E. South St., Arma, KS 66712)
  • Public Comment Period - May 16, 2024 to June 17, 2024

  • Agenda - KDOT hosted an open house to discuss the 2024 U.S. 69 Highway Study in Crawford County and to gather public input on Friday, May 17, at Northeast High School (1003 E. South St., Arma, KS 66712). The public was welcome to stop by anytime between 4 and 7 p.m. to learn more about the project and provide feedback. No formal presentation was made.

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  • Time - 11:00am to 2:00pm
  • Location - Palluccas Event Center (207 E. McKay St., Frontenac, KS 66763)
  • Public Comment Period - May 16, 2024 to June 17, 2024

  • Agenda - KDOT hosted an open house to discuss the 2024 U.S. 69 Highway Study in Crawford County and to gather public input on Friday, May 17, at Palluccas Event Center (207 E. McKay St., Frontenac, KS 66763) The public was welcome to stop by anytime between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to learn more about the project and provide feedback. No formal presentation was made.

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  • Time - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Location - Pittsburg High School (1978 E. 4th St., Pittsburg, KS 66762)
  • Public Comment Period - May 16, 2024 to June 17, 2024

  • Agenda - KDOT hosted an open house to discuss the 2024 U.S. 69 Highway Study in Crawford County and to gather public input on Thursday, May 16, at Pittsburg High School (1978 E. 4th St., Pittsburg, KS 66762). The public was welcome to stop by anytime between 4 and 7 p.m. to learn more about the project and provide feedback. No formal presentation was made.

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  • Time - 11:00am to 2:00pm
  • Location - Memorial Auditorium (503 N. Pine St., Pittsburg, KS 66762)
  • Public Comment Period - May 16, 2024 to June 17, 2024

  • Agenda - KDOT hosted an open house to discuss the 2024 U.S. 69 Highway Study in Crawford County and to gather public input on Thursday, May 16, at Memorial Auditorium (503 N. Pine St., Pittsburg, KS 66762). The public was welcome to stop by anytime between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to learn more about the project and provide feedback. No formal presentation was made.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Daily traffic volumes range from approximately 5,500 to 15,000 vehicles. 12% of this traffic is semi trucks. The highest volumes take place between 7:15 – 8:15 a.m. and between 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Between 2018 and 2022, 422 crashes took place along this stretch of highway. Of those 422 crashes, five crashes resulted in at least one fatality.

This study is aimed at gathering community input regarding the challenges and possibilities facing the U.S. 69 highway in Crawford County. The KDOT Safety Corridor initiative is focused on identifying extra resources to enhance safety – like additional signage, speed management innovations and promotional campaigns.

The Public Feedback Group has been established to provide input to KDOT regarding the study materials and potential outreach opportunities and to provide insight on other groups/organizations that could be invited to community outreach events. Stakeholder listening sessions are being organized for associated individuals/organizations. The Stakeholder Listening Session groups are: first responders, local government, freight, schools and transit, elected officials, and economic development.

KDOT is currently planning upgrades to some of the traffic signals, as well as speed feedback signs. Aside from these, there are no plans for this stretch of U.S. 69 highway. KDOT wants to collect community input and analyze updated traffic and crash data before making any decisions.

There are several ways you can be involved:

  • Sign up for our email listing and receive study updates.
  • Participate in the study's outreach opportunities. Check the IKE Public Meetings page for opportunities to participate.

    There are no construction projects associated with this study. Once community input and data collection has been gathered and analyzed, KDOT will decide on the next steps for the study.

    Who to Contact

    Darrin Petrowsky
    District Engineer
    darrin.petrowsky@ks.gov

    620-365-9421

    Priscilla Petersen
    Public Information Officer
    priscilla.petersen@ks.gov

    620-212-2870

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