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highways

KDOT Lettings: January, 2020

Federal-Aid:

159-3 KA 5455-01: 2-inch mill, 1.5-inch overlay from Nortonville to Effingham.

20-7 KA 5443-01: 2-inch mill, 1.5-inch overlay from the east junction of K-20 and US 73 at Everest to the Brown/Doniphan county line.
20-22 KA 5444-01: 2-inch mill, 1.5-inch overlay from the Brown/Doniphan county line to K-7.

92-44 KA 5448-01: Chip seal from McLouth to the Jefferson/Leavenworth county line

135-59 KA 3942-01: Replacement of the Kiowa Road bridge over I-135 on the east side of McPherson. Detour via Centennial Drive in McPherson, US 56/Kansas Avenue, and 17th Avenue. Also, there is a full closure of I-135 anticipated (presumably overnight or over one weekend) – detour via US 81B.

281-84 KA 2370-02: Reconstruction of US 281 from 15th Street in Russell north to Land Road. US 281 closed during part of the project, detour via K-18, K-232, and I-70.

126-19 KA 3103-01: Replacement of the K-126 bridge over the Kansas City Southern railroad, about a half mile east of US 69B in Pittsburg.

7-54 KA 5456-01: 1-inch mill, 1.5-inch overlay from K-152 to the Linn/Miami county line.
7-61 KA 5457-01: 1-inch mill, 1.5-inch overlay from the Linn/Miami county line to US 169.

54-37 KA 5528-01: Bridge repair on the bridge over the Verdigris River just west of the Greenwood/Woodson county line near Toronto.

281-5 KA 3892-01: Culvert replacment ~ 1 mile north of Great Bend.

54-87 KA 5044-01: Bridge repair of the bridges on Kellogg over Tyler Road in Wichita.

144-41 KA 5529-01: Bridge repair on the overpass at the K-144/US 83/US 160 interchange

7 C 4951-01: Replacing this bridge on Acorn Road over Muddy Creek.

Non-FA:

44 KA 5445-01: 2-inch mill, 2-inch overlay  on K-92 in Oskaloosa, and US 59 from Oskaloosa to K-4 near Nortonville.

46 KA 5403-01: Overhead turn lane signage on the offramps at I-435/Quivira, US 69/119th Street, US 69/95th Street, and EB I-435/State Line

35-46 KA 5404-01: New sign structure on Southbound I-35 at College Blvd (for 119th Street exit) and Northbound I-35 at Quivira (for 87th/75th Street)

116-106 KA 5449-01: 1-inch mill, 1.5-inch overlay from K-16 to US 59 in Jackson and Atchison Counties, excluding the section concurrant with US 159.

73-106 KA 5452-01: 1.5-inch mill, 1.5-inch overlay from US 24 to Lansing in Wyandotte and Leavenworth Counties.

4-106 KA 5367-01: Chip seal from Gypsum to K-43 in Saline and Dickinson Counties.

69-19 KA 4911-01: Pavement rehab at the intersection with 20th Street in Pittsburg.

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Photos railroad

Big Tea Kettle, Part 2

After chasing the Union Pacific steam train from Neodesha to Paola on Sunday, November 17, I followed that up by catching the train twice more on Tuesday, November 19, at Linwood and Newman.

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Photos railroad

Big Tea Kettle

To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Golden Spike, the Union Pacific Railroad restored on of their biggest locomotives, “Big Boy” 4014. During 2019, they have been touring as much of the UP system as possible. On November 17, I followed 4014 from Neodesha to Paola.

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highways

KDOT Lettings, December 2019

For the December letting, we have a ‘biggie’ out of Johnson County. KDOT previously announced they had received funding to widen I-35 under the 75th Street interchange. For the December letting, that project will be up for bids.

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Photos railroad

An hour in the pumpkin patch

Right before Halloween, I wanted to head down to Uncle Warren’s pumpkin patch (AKA, the BNSF Southern Transcon) to catch some action. Let’s just say I was not disappointed.

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highways

KDOT lettings, November 2019

Here’s whats up for bids in the Monthly lettings for November of 2019

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local politics

Well, there’ll be something on the ballot

In Kansas, the odd-numbered year elections are generally for city commission/council and local school board elections. Since I live in a rural precinct, I have no city elections on my ballot, and the school board positions are low-key campaigns, if there’s even a contested seat.

Well, now I know there’s something on the ballot this year.

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KDOT Lettings: October, 2019

Here’s whats up for bids in the Monthly lettings for October of 2019

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highways

KDOT Lettings: September, 2019

Here’s whats up for bids in the Monthly lettings for September of 2019.

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Personal

Just one first world problem after another

First, there was the deer incident that totaled my Sentra. I got enough from the insurance claim for a decent down payment on a new Subaru Impreza

Next, our dog was attacked by the neighbor’s dog. He’s doing well two weeks after surgery.