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KDOT Making Changes To US 77/US 24 Intersection


November 8, 1999 (Release 99-242)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
News Contact: Marty Matthews, (785) 296-3585

KDOT Making Changes To US 77/US 24 Intersection

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) has completed a traffic study of the intersection of US 77 and US 24 in Riley County and is making some changes to the intersection based on the results of this study.

KDOT will install crossroad-warning signs with yellow flashing beacons, both east and west of the intersection. The signs will be installed within the next couple of weeks. The beacons will be added at a later date because installation requires obtaining special equipment and hiring an electrician.

Existing signs at the intersection warn northbound and southbound traffic of the intersection and include both "Stop Ahead" signs and large (48-inch) stop signs. The new crossroad signs and flashing beacons will now warn eastbound and westbound traffic about the intersection and should encourage and increase driver attention.

KDOT will continue to monitor the intersection to determine whether these steps are effective in making drivers more aware of the importance of proceeding with caution at this intersection.