Here are the projects up for letting on August 18, with approved bids announced on August 30. The awarded bids will be highlighted in red.
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.
There are 40 projects up for bids in the KDOT September lettings.
75-43 KA 5710-01: Installation of a “smart” flashing yellow beacon at the intersection of US 75 and 190 Road in Jackson County. The beacon is designed to flash when traffic on the crossroad is detected.
106 KA 6092-01: Signage upgrade on US 50, US 56, K-99, and K-170 in Lyon County, and the entire length of K-130 in Lyon and Coffey counties
70-105 KA 4744-05: Signage upgrade on I-70 between 110th Street and the Lewis and Clark Viaduct. Notable is the inclusion of the KTA shields on all of the reassurance markers west of 18th Street and the exclusion of a “LEFT” marker on the left exits.
81-15 KA 6195-01: Milling and HMA overlay from Eagle Road to the south city limits of Concordia in Cloud County
81-15 KA 6219-01: PCCP patching from the north city limits of Concordia to Union Road in Cloud County
64 KA 6221-01: 1.5-inch HMA overlay on US 56 from Council Grove east to the Morris/Lyon county line and on K-177 from Council Grove north to L Avenue
81-79 KA 5108-02: Guardrail upgrade on US 81 in Republic County
85 KA 6222-01: Milling and HMA overlay on K-4 from I-135 to Gypsum, as well as the entire length of K-104
40-55 KA 6209-01: Milling and HMA overlay from the Wallace/Logan County Line east the east junction US40/K-25
106 KA 6107-01: Signage upgrade on US 183 from Plainville to the Rooks/Phillips County line, US 24 from the Graham/Rooks County Line to Alton, K-18 from Palco to US 281, and the entire length of K-258
166-11 KA 1005-02: New US 166/US 400 4-lane freeway from the west US 160/US 400 Junction to K-26.
16 TE 0446-02: Re-construct the intersections of 3rd and Ogden, 4th and Odgen, and Broadway and Elm, all in Lebo.
54 TE 0479-02: Construct new bicycle path along 6th, Cedar, and Locust Streets in Pleasanton
54-8 KA 6348-01: Pavement marking at the US 54 and Andover Road intersection in Andover
135-40 KA 6347-01: Pavement marking on I-135 in Harvey County
73 KA 6227-01: Milling and HMA overlay on K-156 from the Hodgeman/Pawnee county line to Larned, the entire length of K-264, and US 183 from K-156 to the Pawnee/Rush county line.
78 TE 0457-01: Conversion of Washington Street from 17th Avenue to 27th Avenue to a Bicycle Boulevard
87 KA 6349-01: Pavement marking on Kellogg from Meridian to Washington Boulevard, the I-135 ramps at 47th Street, I-135 from 53rd Street to the Sedgwick/Harvey County line, and US 81 from 59th to 71st Street, all in Sedgwick County.
87 N 0678-01: Reconstruction of Woodlawn Avenue from 37th to 45th in Wichita
53-96 KA 6225-01: Milling and HMA overlay on K-53 near Mulvane
177-96 KA 6226-01: Milling and HMA overlay on US 177
283-13 KA 6228-01: Surface recycle and chip seal on US 283 from US 160 north to US 54
106 KA 6093-01: Signage upgrade on US 56 from the Gray/Ford county line to US 50, US 283 from Wildfire Road to US 56, US 283 from US 50-56 to the Ford/Hodgeman county line, US 50 from US 400 to the Ford/Edwards County line, US 400 on the southwest Dodge City bypass, and US 400 from US 56-283 to Ford.
Federal-Aid, Local projects:
26 C 5035-01: New roadway along 230th and Feedlot road connecting I-70 west of Hays with US 183 north of Hays. Although this is a logical extension of US 183 Bypass, it appears that this roadway will be maintained by Ellis County.
61 C 5047-01: Reconstruction of Hedge lane at the BNSF Fort Scott Subdivision Crossing near Fontana
106 C 5034-01: Replace multiple bridges in KDOT District 6
106 KA 6291-01: RAP Sample milling in KDOT District 1
435-105 KA 6368-01: Bridge deck patching on I-435 from the Kansas River to the Union Pacific Falls City Subdivision in Wyandotte County
177-9 KA 6216-01: Chip seal on K-177 in Chase County
244-31 KA 6252-01: Chip seal on the entire length of K-244.
28-45 KA 6217-01: Chip seal on K-28 from K-14 to K-148
24-62 KA 6218-01: Surface recycle and chip seal on US 24 in Mitchell County.
148-106 KA 6380-01: Chip seal on K-148 from K-28 to US 81 in Jewell and Republic Counties
36-101 KA 6277-01: Repair gravel shoulders from K-22 to the west city limits of Washington.
160-13 KA 6253-01: Chip Seal on US 160 from US 283 to Ashland
160-13 KA 6286-01: Crack Sealing on US 160 from Ashland to the Clark/Comanche county line
29 KA 6344-01: Crack sealing on US 50 and US 56 around Dodge City.
283-106 KA 6341-01: Crack sealing on US 283 from Jetmore to Ness City.
190-106 KA 6351-01: Chip Seal on K-190 from US 160 in Grant County to US 56 at Satanta
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here are the projects that are being let at the March 2021 KDOT letting.
This post has been updated to reflect the approved bidders and the bid amount. KDOT did not put out a press release with the awarded bids for the March letting, but did put out one for the April letting on May 18 which included awarded bids for March. Most of the bids were published on their website. The approved bids found on the website will be noted in red. The approved bids announced in the May 18 press release will be noted in blue.
Included in the February lettings are two major construction projects in south-central Kansas.
This post has been updated to reflect the approved bidders and the bid amount as announced by KDOT in releases on March 10. The approved bids announced on March 10 will be noted in red.
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