KDOT to share updated plans for US50/400 expansion

A public meeting for four upcoming U.S. 50/400 expansion projects in Finney and Gray counties will take place on Thursday, November 16, from 5:30 to 7 pm at the Gray County Recreation Center 4-H room. The Kansas Department of Transportation will host the event.

The four U.S. 50/400 projects have been divided into two groups for design and construction–a western and eastern group. The two projects in the western group exetend from Aerodrome Road in Finney County east to 7 Road in Gray County. The two eastern group projects extend form 7 road east to Cimarron.

A brief presentation will begin at 5:45 pm, followed by the opportunity to view proposed improvements made since the November 2022 open house. These projects are nearling completion of the Preliminary design phase, and updated plans that show improvement to managing direct highway access while increasing capacity will be on display. These updates are focused on locations where the highway inttersects local streets.

Information presented will be available online from November 16 to December 2 for those unable to attend. Visit ike.ksdot.com/US50-expansion.

Once the four projects are complete, a four-lane connection between Garden City and Dodge City will be nearly complete. This will provide an increase in capacity, relieve congestion and help enhance safety. The western group of projects was selected for the IKE Construction Pipline, with construction anticipated in 2026, while the eastern projects are currently in the IKE Development Pipeline.