County gets state boost to fix damaged detour roads

The Kansas Department of Transportation will help the county repair roads damaged during a highway bridge project at Moran, and will discuss further repairs after project south of Humboldt is completed. Also, commissioners decided to leave a burn ban in place until further notice.

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September 28, 2022 - 1:40 PM

An emotional Sherrie Riebel reacts as commissioners thank her for 25 years of service as county clerk. A retirement reception is planned for 2 to 4 p.m. Friday in the courthouse basement. Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register

County roads damaged by detour traffic around a highway construction project at Moran will get a financial boost from the state.

The Kansas Department of Transportation agreed to pay for road repairs to several rural roads in the vicinity, in particular Nebraska Road and 4200th Street. 

Mitch Garner, the county’s Public Works director, updated commissioners on a recent meeting with representatives of KDOT. The state agreed to pay $3,401 for patching work on a section of Nebraska Road, and another $11,316 for repairs to 4200 Street from Nebraska to New Hampshire roads.

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