Cost puts halt to US83 changes

Council refuses to pick up tab for KDOT decision

Despite public opinion and what appeared to be a majority sentiment on the Scott City Council, highway markings on south US83 Highway in the city won’t be changing.

The cost of making those changes and the fact it would be the city’s responsibility has halted an attempt to remark US83 as a four-lane highway, which it had been prior to KDOT’s changes in May 2016.

At the request of the council, KDOT had engineers review the site and they offered three plans for changing how the highway is marked. Taking it back to a fourlane highway would cost between $50,171 and $53,861.

 

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