Shortcut traffic hits Humboldt



May 14, 2018 - 11:00 PM

HUMBOLDT – Since May 2, Humboldt police officers have stopped 28 vehicles, part of the caravan of drivers avoiding the lengthy “official” detour for U.S. 169’s rebuild, Officer Scott Aikins told city council members Monday evening.

Of those, 13 were cited for 17 violations, Aikins added.

That has occurred because old Highway 169, which courses through Humboldt on Ninth Street, is a shortcut of more than 40 miles compared to the KDOT-advertised detour on highways 54 and 75 and K-39 through Yates Center and on to Chanute.

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