Public Invited To Dec. 13 Meeting On U.S. 77 Project In Cowley County


The public is invited to an open-house-style meeting on the U.S. 77 pavement replacement project from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Strother Field Terminal Building at 22193 Tupper St. The Kansas Department of Transportation is hosting the event.

According to a news release from KDOT Wednesday, attendees will be able to review proposed project details, speak with project staff and provide input. No formal presentation will be given. Attendees are welcome to come and go at any time during the event between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m.

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Information at the meeting will also be available online for those unable to attend. Please go to from Dec. 13 to Dec. 20 to view information and submit feedback.

KDOT is planning pavement replacement on nearly 9 miles of U.S. 77 between Ark City and the Walnut River bridge on the south side of Winfield.

The project includes highway preservation, offset alignment on the south side of Strother Field and re-decking of the southbound bridge over the BNSF railroad. Proposed intersection improvements near Strother Field are designed to improve visibility and enhance safety.

The cost estimate of the project is $58. 4 million and the earliest construction is anticipated to begin would be spring of 2025, with estimated completion in late 2026.

Anyone who requires language translation, special assistance or accommodation to attend the meeting, please contact Tim Potter at (620) 727-2278 or [email protected] one week before the meeting date.