U.S. 50/400/83 Bypass - Garden City

  • US_50_SWKS_Sign
    Garden City’s U.S. 50 was built in 1984. Much of the concrete is now over 30 years old. The project will replace most of the concrete and asphalt pavement from Third Street to the Fulton Street interchange.
  • Phase I Detour
    Phase I Detour – Phase I is expected to begin March 18 and is expected to be completed by July 31, weather permitting.
  • Phase_II_Detour
    Phase II Detour – Phase II is expected to begin in August and be completed by December, weather permitting.

About the U.S. 50/83/400 Garden City Bypass Project

Work on the U.S. 50/83/400 bypass in Garden City has begun. The project is a full depth concrete pavement reconstruction due to the age and condition of the existing concrete.  Parts of the bypass were built in 1984 and have exceeded their life expectancy. The bypass carries a high percentage of truck traffic, making it an important commerce route in southwest Kansas and across the state.  

Expected improvements include:
  • Replacement of concrete on the bypass from Third Street to the north end of the U.S. 50/Fulton Street interchange (excluding Schulman Avenue);
  • Removal of asphalt from south of Schulman Crossing to the north end of the U.S. 50/Fulton Street interchange;
  • Addition of turning lanes at Campus Drive to facilitate smoother traffic flow in this area;
  • Enhanced lighting at the Fulton Street interchange;
  • Placement of a Dynamic Messaging Sign (DMS) on U.S. 50 east of Campus Drive to advise drivers traveling east and south of road conditions.

Current Traffic Impacts

Phase I-B began March 20 and the bypass is currently closed from the east half of the Hobo Fuel Center entrance to the K-156 interchange through June 30. 

Please note that one half of the Hobo Fuel Center entrance will remain open  to facilitate traffic in and out of the fuel center.

Phase I Detour Route

Eastbound traffic will be detoured at the north junction of U.S. 83 and the bypass. The detour will go south on U.S. 83/Taylor Avenue to K-156/Kansas Avenue then left on K-156/Kansas Avenue back to the K-156/U.S. 50 junction on the bypass.

Westbound traffic will be detoured at the K-156/U.S. 50 junction and will follow K-156/Kansas Avenue then left on U.S. 50/Taylor Avenue and continue north to the U.S. 50 bypass.

Current Detour

Phase I Detour JPG

Coming Soon

Phase I-A will be completed after Phase I-B with an estimated start date of August 5. This phase will close the bypass during the month of August from Third Street to the west half of the Hobo/Garden City Bypass Fuel Center entrance.

Traffic will be able to access the Crazy House, C Bar H, and the Hobo Fuel Center using the northbound ramp at Mary Street and exit using the southbound ramps at Mary Street and K-156.

Phase II will be completed last and is expected to close the bypass from the K-156 interchange to the north side of the Fulton Street interchange from September 1 through December.