Commissioners to Revisit Valencia Road Issue

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

Shawnee County Commissioners will look again Thursday at what to do about Valencia Road.

Commissioners voted Monday to postpone making a decision on repairs or rebuilding of the road. Kansas Sand and Concrete is responsible for maintaining the road because trucks driving it all day are blamed for pot holes and poor road condition.

Monday, engineering firm Cook, Flatt and Stobel presented findings of a study it did on the road. It recommends the road be completely torn out and replaced with new pavement. Doing so should last for 30 years, which is the length of Kansas Sand's conditional use permit. However, it would cost almost $2 million.

A second option would be asphalt. It wouldn't last as long, but would be considerably less costly, only around $400,000.

Valencia homeowners did their own study of the road. They say they want the longer-lasting option of a complete rebuild.

Commissioners said they wanted to take a closer look at the homeowners' study. They will discuss the issue again at their meeting Thursday.


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