Increased traffic keeps Humboldt officers busy


Local News

January 9, 2019 - 10:38 AM

Ongoing construction along U.S. 169 has greatly increased truck traffic through downtown Humboldt over the past nine months

HUMBOLDT — At 10:30 Tuesday morning five southbound semis consecutively drove into Humboldt on Ninth Street, once the route of U.S.169.

Old 169 has been used extensively as an unofficial detour while the highway is being rebuilt from Iola to Chanute. The official detour by way of Yates Center adds about 40 miles.

With Ninth Street a leg of the old highway, the traffic has been nonstop, posing additional work for law enforcement.

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