Archive for Thursday, February 11, 2010

U.S. Highway 56 meeting moved to BESIC tonight

February 11, 2010

An open house to discuss the future for a 22-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 56 was moved to Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center to ensure plenty of room for attendees.

Representatives from the Kansas Department of Transportation and its project partners will be available to discuss draft recommendations in the U.S. 56 Corridor Management Plan from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. tonight in the BESIC Commons Area, 100 Bullpup Drive.

Thursday’s event originally had been scheduled for the American Legion Hall in Baldwin City, but organizers opted for a larger space to handle exhibits, documents and visitors.

The draft recommendations envision more lanes for the highway on both sides of Baldwin City. Other possibilities include reconfigured intersections and potential access limitations.

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