Kansas Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz was in Welda Friday for a groundbreaking ceremony for pending improvements on U.S. 169 in Anderson County. Starting in March, crews will begin rebuilding or repairing more than 7 miles of the highway from Welda to Garnett.
Taking part in the ceremony were, from left, Trisha Purdon, executive director of the Montgomery County Action Council, Mark Bettis, vice president of Bettis Asphalt and Construction, the contractor in charge of the $21 million project, Lorenz and Wayne Gudmondson, Kansas Department of Transportation district engineer.
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