September 15 Public Meeting for U.S. 56 Expansion Study east of Great Bend
Date - September 15, 2022
Time - 04:00pm to 06:00pm
Public Comment Period - September 15, 2022 to September 23, 2022
KDOT hosted an open house-style public meeting to discuss proposed plans to expand about 2 miles of U.S. 56 to a four-lane expressway - from the east city limits of Great Bend to the K-156 intersection in Barton County. Proposed improvements to the K-156 intersection were also be shared.
The meeting was held on Thursday, September 15, at the Great Bend Events Center. The public was welcome to stop by any time between 4 and 6 p.m. to view information and speak with project staff. No formal presentations was made.
Unable to attend? For those unable to attend on September 15, meeting materials are on the project website. The information shared online is the same information presented at the public meeting.
About the Project: This project is in the early design/study phase and is not yet funded for construction. It was identified as a high regional priority during a Local Consult meeting in 2019 and was selected for the IKE Development Pipeline in May 2020. Once the project has moved through final design, it would be eligible for the IKE Construction Pipeline. If selected, a proposed construction year would be provided.
Information presented at the September 15, 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.
A Continuous Green T Intersection
Video courtesy of the Virginia DOT
Who to Contact
Thomas J. Hussa, P.E.
KDOT Project Manager
KDOT Public Affairs Manager