Safety-related projects progress as the start of school approaches

 

Workers from Hett Construction of Marion prepare Friday to pour concrete on the south side of U.S. Highway 56 at Adams Street for the addition of exit and entrance lanes. Similar lanes on the north side of the highway are already complete. The $335,285 project, funded entirely by the Kansas Department of Transportation, is expected to enhance the safety of drivers exiting and entering the highway at that intersection. Don Ratzlaff / Free PressA worker with Vogts Parga Construction tamps sand in preparation for pouring the next leg of the Safe Routes to School sidewalk project. The first leg covered about 14 blocks from the corner of Floral Drive and Grand Avenue on the west end of town to the elementary school on the east side. The second leg will extend along the west side of South Main starting at Grand with new sidewalk beginning at A Street and extending to D Street. The project, a partnership between USD 410 and the city, was awarded a $250,000 KDOT grant in 2013. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With school starting next week, two transportation-related summer projects continue to make progress in Hillsboro. In the left photo, workers from Hett Construction of Marion prepare Friday to pour concrete on the south side of U.S. Highway 56 at Adams Street for the addition of exit and entrance lanes. Similar lanes on the north side of the highway are already complete. The $335,285 project, funded entirely by the Kansas Department of Transportation, is expected to enhance the safety of drivers exiting and entering the highway at that intersection. In the right photo, a worker with Vogts Parga Construction tamps sand in preparation for pouring the next leg of the Safe Routes to School sidewalk project. The first leg covered about 14 blocks from the corner of Floral Drive and Grand Avenue on the west end of town to the elementary school on the east side. The second leg will extend along the west side of South Main starting at Grand with new sidewalk beginning at A Street and extending to D Street. The project, a partnership between USD 410 and the city, was awarded a $250,000 KDOT grant in 2013.

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