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US-59 Decision to Be Announced

Oct. 26, 1999 (Release 99-226)
News Contact: Ron Kaufman, (785) 296-3585

US-59 Decision to Be Announced

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will announce the decision for its preferred alternative for improving US-59 between Ottawa and Lawrence at a Public Information Open House on November 9. The Open House will be held at Baldwin High School in Baldwin City from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Guests can visit anytime during those hours. There will not be a formal presentation.

The Open House is being held to inform the public about the preferred alternative and to answer questions, listen to concerns, and receive written comments from those attending. KDOT engineers and consulting engineers who helped with the study will be available to talk with guests and discuss individual concerns and ideas. A short video that describes the improvement study and the preferred alternative will play continuously. There will be large preliminary maps on display, educational displays to view, information booklets to take home, and comment forms on which to make written comments. A court reporter will be available to take verbal comments for later review by KDOT.

Baldwin High School is located at 400 Eisenhower St. in Baldwin City. There is ample parking near the main entrance on the east side of the building. Persons traveling from either direction to Baldwin City on US-56 should take Eisenhower Street north to the high school. Those coming from north of Baldwin City should follow E. 1700 Road south into Baldwin City, turn east on Quayle Street, then turn north onto Eisenhower Street.

For more information, please contact Ron Kaufman, Public Involvement Liaison, at 785-296-6580.