KDOT Approves Over $10M For Area Road Projects


The Kansas Department of Transportation has approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in the area.

KDOT approved a bid of $2.5 million for a 17.3-mile milling and overlay project in Sumner County for K-49, from the U.S. 81/K‑49 junction north to the east U.S.160/K‑49 junction. The bid went to Pearson Construction LLC out of Wichita.

Pearson was picked for nine miles of work on U.S. 54 from the Butler/Sedgwick County line east to the west city limits of Augusta. That work will consist of ultra thin bonded asphalt surfacing at a cost of $3.3 million.

Other work in Butler County will include 2.2 miles of grading and surfacing of Butler Road from the north edge of K-254 to 500 feet north of SW Parallel Road. Alan’s Excavating, Inc., out of Augusta was selected for that project for a price tag of $2.2 million.

Prado Construction LLC our of Valley Center was chosen for two projects in Sedgwick County — $2.5 million for 4.6 miles of K-15 from the north city limits of Derby north to the Kansas Turnpike Authority bridge for pavement patching.  Prado was also chosen for 3.9 miles of pavement marking on K-15 for nearly $486,000.