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KDOT Lettings: December 2021

43 projects are up for bids at KDOT on December 15, including two major projects on US 50 around Dodge City and into the territory out west.

Federal-Aid

75-7 KA 5284-01: Addition of left-turn lanes at the intersection of US 75 and 260 Road and at 280 Road/K-246 at Sabetha

7-46 KA 5933-01: HMA overlay from Harold Street to just south of the K-10 interchange in Olathe.

187-66 KA 3875-01: Replace the K-187 bridge over Weyer Creek 2.78 miles north of the K-187/K-9 junction.
187-66 KA 3876-01: Replace the K-187 bridge over Nemaha River drainage 5.53 miles north of the K-187/K-9 junction.
Projects to be let together and intended to be constructed together with a common detour via K-9, K-63, and US 36.

31-99 KA 6316-01: 1-inch milling and 1.5-inch overlay on K-31 in Wabaunsee County.
195-99 KA 6339-01: 1-inch milling and 1.5-inch overlay on the K-195 spur from K-31 to Harveyville (Non-FA)

128-45 KA 3947-01: Replace the K-128 bridge over White Rock Creek located 0.3 miles north of Burr Oak. Traffic to be carried via a shoo-fly detour.

106 KA 6106-01: Signage replacement on US 56, US 77, K-4, and K-177 in and around Morris County.

27-12 KA 3933-01: Replace the K-27 bridge over North Fork Beaver Creek located 1.29 Miles North of the Cheyenne/Sherman County Line

183-26 KA 5418-01: Reconstruct Vine Street (US 183) in Hays from the US 183 Bypass to 12th Street as a 5-lane urban arterial.

9-69 KA 6310-01: 2.5-inch milling and 4-inch overlay from the Decatur/Norton county line to US 283.

70-84 KA 6279-01: Lighting upgrade at I-70 exit 199, and at the K-18/K-232 junction near Lucas.

83-97 KA 6308-01: 2.5-inch milling and 4-inch overlay on US 83 from US 24 to the Thomas/Sheridan County Line.

39-6 KA 3912-01: Replacement of the K-39 bridge over Flat Rock Creek 3.08 miles east of the Bourbon/Neosho County Line. Detour via US 59, US 54, and K-3.

3-6 KA 6303-01/3-54 KA 6449-01: 1-inch milling and 2-inch overlay on K-3 between US 54 and K-31 in Bourbon and Linn Counties (KA-6449-01 in Linn County is Non-FA)

35-70 KA 6075-01/35-30 KA 6076-01: 1-inch PCC milling and 3-inch HMA overlay from MP 163.2 to MP 179 in Osage and Franklin Counties.
35-70 KA 6126-01: Repair the northbound I-35 bridge over Rock Creek at MP 163.2

400-50 KA 6304-01: 1.5-inch milling and 1.5-inch HMA overlay from the Montgomery/Labette County Line to just west of Jackson Road near Parsons

68-61 KA-2373-02: Add Turn lanes to the intersection of K-68 and Somerset road and construct a new access road to serve the Louisburg Cider Mill.
68-61 KA 2373-03: Reconstruct K-68 between US 169 and US 69. Add turn lanes and frontage roads.

68-61 KA 6230-01: 1.5-inch mill and 1.5-inch HMA overlay from US 69 to the Missouri State Line.

77-8 KA 6132-01: Repair the US 77 bridge over the West Branch Walnut River in El Dorado.

18 KA 6305-01: 1.5-inch milling and 2-inch HMA overlay on US 166 from Arkansas City to the Cowley/Chautauqua County Line and 0.5-inch mill and 2-inch overlay on K-15 from the Oklahoma State Line to US 166
77-18 KA 6333-01: Milling and HMA overlay (unspecified depth) on US 77 from Summit Street to Madison Avenue in Arkansas City.

96-87 KA 6231-01: Concrete patching on K-96 from Webb to Kellogg

50-35 KA 2383-01/50-29 KA 2384-01: Widen to a 4-lane expressway from Cimarron to Wyatt Earp Boulevard in Dodge City

23-51 KA 6311-01: 1.5-inch milling and 1.5-inch HMA overlay on K-23 in Lane County.
96-51 KA 6334-01 1.5-inch milling and 1.5-inch HMA overlay on K-96 in Dighton (Non-FA)

Federal-Aid, Local project:

44 C 4983-01: Reconstruct a portion of Wellman Road near 142nd Street south of Winchester.

Non-FA:

36-22 KA 6336-01: Surface Recycle and Chip Seal on US 36 from Troy to Wathena.

120-22 KA 6337-01: 2.5-inch milling and 2-inch overlay on the entire length of K-120 in Doniphan County

7-6 KA 6486-01: Chip Seal from K-31 to the Bourbon/Linn County Line.

7-6 KA 6487-01: Chip Seal from US 54 to K-31

69-61 KA 6055-01: 1-inch PCC milling and 3-inch HMA overlay from MP 110.2 to MP 121.0

31-6 KA 6489-01: Chip Seal from K-7 to US 69

7-54 KA 6488-01: Chip Seal from the Bourbon/Linn County line to Mound City.

160-63 KA 6389-01: 1.5-inch milling and 1.5-inch HMA Overlay from Independence to US 169

4 KA 6289-01: 1/2-inch milling and 2-inch HMA overlay on K-2 in Barber County; 1.5-inch milling and 1.5-inch HMA Overlay on K-8 in Barber County (

106 KA 6378-01: Rumble strip grinding at various locations in Butler, Sedgwick, and Cowley Counties.

83-86 KA 3252-01: 2-inch milling and 2-inch HMA Overlay from Scott City to the Scott/Logan County Line.

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KDOT Lettings: October 2021

Here are the projects up for letting on October 20. Approved Bids announced on November 3 are highlighted in red.

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highways

KDOT Lettings, November 2021

There are a total of 42 projects up for bidding in the November KDOT lettings.

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highways

KDOT Lettings: September 2021

There are 40 projects up for bids in the KDOT September lettings. The approved bidders announced on October 6 will be highlighted in red.

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highways

KDOT Lettings: August 2021

Here are the projects up for letting on August 18, with approved bids announced on August 30 and October 6. The bids awarded on August 20 will be highlighted in red. The bids awarded on October 6 will be highlighted in blue.

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KDOT Lettings: July 2021

The July lettings include a couple of major projects.

This post has been updated to reflect the approved bidders and the bid amount as announced in press releases on August 10 and August 30. The approved bids announced on August 10 will be noted in red. The approved bids announced on August 30 will be noted in blue.

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KDOT Lettings: June 2021

KDOT’s June lettings occurred on June 16, with some of the approved bids announced on June 22, and the rest announced on August 10. The approved bids announced on June 22 will be noted in red. The approved bids announced on August 10 will be noted in blue.

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Kansas Supreme Court disbars a KC-area adoption attorney

You can read the full opinion on the Kansas Supreme Court website.

In short, this attorney represented adoptive couples. In two cases, the biological father of the child asserted a desire to take custody. The attorney filed motions to terminate the father’s parental rights, claiming they abandoned the child and/or failed to provide support to the mother after finding out that the mother was pregnant. However, in both cases, the father was unaware of the pregnancy until after the child was born, and only days before the petition to terminate the parental rights of the father was filed.

In one of these cases, the father appealed to the Kansas Supreme Court, which reversed the lower courts and ordered the district court to make arrangements to transfer custody of the child to his biological father. The other case was reversed by the Court of Appeals, citing the first case in doing so.

The Attorney preemptively notified the Disciplinary Administrator of the Supreme Court’s opinion. The Supreme Court also transmitted the opinion to the Disciplinary Administrator.

The Disciplinary Administrator recommended an 18-month suspension, while a panel of the Kansas Board for Discipline of Attorneys recommended a six-month suspension. In rejecting the lesser penalties, the Supreme Court stated:

In effect, respondent used the legal process to traffic children. It is not hyperbole to put the matter this starkly, and we can think of no breach of trust more significant or damaging than this. Our legal system depends on the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, truthfulness, and trustworthiness of our lawyers. […] A lawyer cannot come back from a breach of trust so grave. The confidence of the public and the sanctity of the rule of law can only be protected and preserved by meting out the most serious sanction available to us — disbarment.

In Kansas, a disbarred attorney may petition to be reinstated after five years. While there is no mechanism for the Kansas Supreme Court to prohibit an attorney from petitioning for reinstatement, the above quote would indicate that the Supreme Court is prejudiced against reinstatement.

He is also on the bar in Missouri. It would be interesting to see if the Missouri Supreme Court will choose to order a “reciprocal disbarment” or give him one of the suggested lesser sanctions.

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KDOT Lettings: May 2021

The May project lettings mostly consist of maintenance projects, with a few bridge replacements.

This post has been updated to reflect the approved bidders and the bid amount as announced in press releases on June 10 and June 22. The approved bids announced on June 10 will be noted in red. The approved bids announced on June 22 will be noted in blue.

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KDOT Lettings: April 2021

KDOT has announced the projects that will be up for letting on April 21.

This post has been updated to reflect the approved bidders and the bid amount as announced in a press release on May 18. The approved bids announced on May 18 will be noted in red.