Welcome to route56.com
Welcome to my anchor point on the web. For over 20 years, I have shared various subjects regarding highway, railways, local radio, and more.
I chose the name “route56” in honor of the green and white variant of the US Highway shield that the Kansas Department of Transportation and its predecessor agency used specifically to mark US 56 from its creation until the mid 1980s.
Click on the links above to access the pages devoted to the history of local radio and Kansas Highways, along with other creative outlets.
You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Flickr.
Latest Blog Posts
KU Victory Parade
As I’m sure you know, I am a graduate of the University of cKansas and a lifelong resident of the Lawrence area. During the recent NCAA tournament, I avoided the Mass Street Crowd. When it came time for the parade, however, there was no way I was going to make it out there and take […]
KDOT Lettings: March 2022
34 projects were up for bids on March 16. Approved bids announced on March 31 are highlighted in red. Approved bids announced on May 2 are highlighted in blue
KDOT Lettings: February 2022
25 projects are up for bids at KDOT on February 16. The approved bids announced on March 2 are highlighted in red.The approved bids announced on March 31 are highlighted in blue.
KDOT Lettings: January 2022
There are 41 projects up for letting at KDOT’s January 19 letting, including many asphalt overlays of concrete roadways. Approved bids announced on January 27 are highlighted in red. Approved bids announced on March 2 are highlighted in blue.
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. Awarded bids announced on December 28 are highlighted in red. Awarded bids announced on January 27 are highlighted in blue.
Golden light on a Saturday
There’s been a lot going on in my life. I’ve been better at sharing my story on social media as opposed to keeping this website ‘fresh.’ This past Saturday, I managed to get out early and catch some trains at Edgerton City Park.
KDOT Lettings, November 2021
There are a total of 42 projects up for bidding in the November KDOT lettings. Approved bids announced on December 14 are highlighted in red.
KDOT Lettings: October 2021
Here are the projects up for letting on October 20. Approved Bids announced on November 3 are highlighted in red. Approved Bids announced on December 14 are highlighted in blue.
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.
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.