The Dodge City intersection improvement project would rebuild or reconfigure the U.S. 56/U.S. 283/U.S. 400/2nd Avenue intersection to serve current and future projected traffic demands. Traffic volumes are expected to increase at this location due to new development opportunities, such as the proposed Hilmar Cheese Company facility.
Results from a traffic impact study, commissioned by Ford County and Dodge City, indicated a roundabout as a preferred alternative. Since then, KDOT has hired a consultant company to do additional analysis and it has confirmed a roundabout with two oversized-load bypass legs in the southern two quadrants would provide the best level of service, operations and safety for future traffic projections.
Typical four-way intersections have 32 points
of conflict (places where potential crashes can occur). Roundabouts have eight points of conflict, a significant reduction from traditional intersections.
|Project Name||Dodge City Intersection Improvement in Ford County|
|Location||U.S. 56/U.S. 283/U.S. 400/2nd Avenue intersection|
|Description||Rebuild or reconfigure the
U.S. 56/U.S. 283/U.S. 400/2nd Avenue intersection to serve current and future projected traffic demands
|Construction Cost Estimate||
$7.6 million - 100% funded with state dollars through KDOT’s Safety/Intersection Improvement Program
Information presented at the May 17, 2022 public meeting is available below.
Meeting information can be made available in alternative accessible formats upon request. For information about obtaining an alternative format, contact the KDOT Division of Communications, 700 SW Harrison St., 2nd Fl West, Topeka, KS 66603-3754 or phone 785-296-3585, (Voice)/Hearing Impaired – 711.
KDOT Public Affairs Manager
Paul Kulseth, PE
KDOT Project Manager