U.S. 50 Expansion to Four-Lane Expressway in Finney and Gray Counties

Project Description

KDOT is expanding four segments of U.S. 50 to a four-lane expressway with a divided median from Aerodrome Rd in Finney County to the west city limits of Cimarron in Gray County. These projects will increase capacity, relieve congestion and enhance safety by limiting direct highway access points.

The four segments have been bundled into two groups for design and construction—a western and eastern group. The western group extend from Aerodrome Rd (Garden City Airport) in Finney County east to 7 Rd in Gray County. The eastern group extend from 7 Rd in Gray County east to Cimarron.

Once the four segments are complete, they will provide a much needed four-lane connection between Garden City and Dodge City. They were among the highest-rated projects at the southwest Local Consult meeting in 2019 and selected for the IKE Development Pipeline in May 2020. They have not yet been selected for the IKE Construction Pipeline.

The map below shows project locations. The numbers on the map correspond to the projects on the table below.

    Western Group*
    Eastern Group*
    In Construction

    1. U.S. 50, from Aerodome Rd east to Finney/Gray county line, 3.2 miles (KA-6023-01)

    3. U.S. 50, from County Rd 7 to County Rd 12 in Gray County, 5.4 miles, (KA-6025-01)
    5. U.S. 50, reconstruct to four-lane expressway in Gray County (KA-2383-01)

    2. U.S. 50, from Finney/Gray county line east to County Rd 7 in Gray County, 6 miles, (KA-6024-01)

    4. U.S. 50, from County Rd 12 to Cimarron west city limits in Gray County, 6.5 miles (KA-6026-01)
    6. U.S. 50, reconstruct to four-lane expressway in Ford County (KA-2384-01)
    *These projects are in the planning and design phase*These projects are in the planning and design phase

    Project Materials

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    Public Meetings

    • Date - Nov. 15, 2022
    • Time - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
    • Location - Pierceville Federated Church (203 E. Ave. A)
    • Public Comment Period - Nov. 16, 2022 to Dec. 02, 2022

    • Agenda - KDOT held two public meetings for the U.S. 50 Expansion to Four-Lane Expressway projects in Finney and Gray counties. The first meeting was on Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Pierceville Federated Church (203 E. Ave. A). The public was welcome to stop by between 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. to view proposed improvements and speak one-on-one with project staff. A brief presentation began at 5:45 p.m. For those unable to attend on Nov. 15, another meeting was on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at the Gray County 4-H building in Cimarron. Meeting materials were made available on the project website and information shared online is the same information presented at the public meeting. The public is invited to submit comments online Nov. 16 to Dec. 2.

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    • Date - Nov. 16, 2022
    • Time - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
    • Location - Gray County 4-H Building in Cimarron (17002 W. Hwy. 50)
    • Public Comment Period - Nov. 16, 2022 to Dec. 02, 2022

    • Agenda - KDOT held two public meetings for the U.S. 50 Expansion to Four-Lane Expressway projects in Finney and Gray counties. The second meeting was on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Gray County 4-H Building in Cimarron (17002 W. Hwy. 50). The public was welcome to stop by between 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. to view proposed improvements and speak one-on-one with project staff. A brief presentation began at 5:45 p.m. For those unable to attend on Nov. 16, another meeting was held the day before on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the Pierceville Federated Church. Meeting materials were made available on the project website and information shared online is the same information presented at the public meeting. The public is invited to submit comments online Nov. 16 to Dec. 2.

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    Who to Contact

    Ron Hall
    Southwest District Engineer
    620-765-7074
    ron.hall@ks.gov

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

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