Dodge City Intersection Improvement

Project description

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 Details

Project Name Dodge City Intersection Improvement in Ford County
Project Number KA-6526-02
Location U.S. 56/U.S. 283/U.S. 400/2nd Avenue intersection
DescriptionRebuild or reconfigure the
U.S. 56/U.S. 283/U.S. 400/2nd Avenue intersection to serve current and future projected traffic demands
Length Intersection
Construction Cost Estimate

$7.6 million - 100% funded with state dollars through KDOT’s Safety/Intersection Improvement Program

Public Meetings

  • Date - May 17, 2022
  • Time - 04:30pm to 07:00pm
  • Location - Dodge City Public Schools USD 443 Civic Center VIP Room, 2112 1st Avenue, in Dodge City
  • Public Comment Period - May 17, 2022 to May 27, 2022

  • Agenda - The public was invited to attend a public meeting for the U.S. 56/U.S. 283/U.S. 400/2nd Avenue intersection improvement project just south of Dodge City on Tuesday, May 17, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Dodge City Public Schools USD 443 Civic Center VIP Room, 2112 1st Avenue, in Dodge City. The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) hosted the event. The meeting allowed attendees to review the proposed intersection improvements, provide input and speak one-on-one with project staff. There were no formal presentation, and attendees could come and go at any time during the meeting. This project is currently in the design phase. Information presented at the meeting has been made available online for those unable to attend. The public was invited to submit comments online beginning May 17 through May 27.

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MATERIALS

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.

Who to Contact

Yazmin Moreno
KDOT Public Affairs Manager
620-765-7080
yazmin.moreno@ks.gov

Paul Kulseth, PE
KDOT Project Manager
785-296-8905
paul.kulseth@ks.gov

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