Miami County K-68 Expansion

Project description

The Miami County K-68 Expansion Project spans 6.68 miles of K-68 from US-169 to Spring Valley Road (just west of US-69 near Louisburg). It is one of the seven announced Eisenhower Legacy Transportation Program (IKE) Modernization / Expansion Projects in the Development Pipeline for KDOT District 4 (Southeast Kansas). The project team is currently developing preliminary design plans, but no construction funding has been identified for the K-68 expansion project at this time.

The Miami County K-68 Expansion is also related to the K-68 T-WORKS projects (KA-2373-01, -02, and -03). Work on T-WORKS project KA-2373-02 will be let during December 2021 and improve Somerset Road east on the south side of K-68. T-WORKS project KA-2373-03 will also be let during December 2021 and work will involve building interim improvements, such as turn lanes on K-68 and access roads. It will also include building four lanes between US-69 and Spring Valley Road. Area residents will notice survey crews and other construction activities happening as the T-WORKS projects develop.

Project Details

Project Name Miami County K-68 Expansion
Project Number KA-2373-04
Location K-68: From US-169, East to just west of US-69 near Louisburg

Description Highway Improvements
Length 6.68 miles
Construction Cost $60 million

Public Meetings

  • Date - October 14, 2021
  • Time - 05:30pm to 07:30pm
  • Location - Louisburg High School Auditorium in Louisburg (202 Aquatic Drive)
  • Public Comment Period - October 14, 2021 to November 01, 2021

  • Agenda - The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) held a public meeting for the K-68 Miami County Expansion project on Thursday, October 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Louisburg High School Auditorium in Louisburg (202 Aquatic Drive). The virtual public meeting took place at the same time as the in-person session. Access to the same exhibits (three page PDF) and presentation slides was provided. During the public briefing, the project team presented design plans for expanding K-68 to four lanes and discussed other construction activities anticipated for K-68 in Miami County. KDOT and consultant team members answered questions and discussed impacts and concerns with attendees.

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MATERIALS

Information presented at the most recent public meeting is available below for those unable to attend.

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