Compromise Reached In SW Kansas Highway Project

By: AP
By: AP
State transportation officials have approved a compromise plan for a highway expansion in southwest Kansas that endangered a historic landmark.

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DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) _ State transportation officials have approved a compromise plan for a highway expansion in southwest Kansas that endangered a historic landmark.

Under the new proposal, U.S. 50 will be expanded from two lanes to a four-lane expressway using a 16-foot median as it passes the Point of Rocks formation west of Dodge City. The rest of the highway expansion between Dodge City and Cimarron will include a 60-foot grass median.

The Dodge City Daily Globe reported Tuesday that the 16-foot median will cut into the rock formation, and a false rock retaining wall will be installed.

The original plan that would have destroyed the rock formation, which was a landmark for wagon trains and cattle drives in the 1800s along the Santa Fe and Great Western trails.

Posted by Greg Palmer


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