Beginning Tuesday, August 14, Route 458 (N 1000 Road) will be closed from Route 1057 (E 1900 Road) to E 2000 Road. This additional one-mile closure will extend the Route 458 closure length to two miles. Route 458 is currently closed between E 1800 Road and Route 1057. Route 1057, E 1800 Road and E 1900 Road will all remain open for north-south traffic.
The two-mile closure is for construction of safety improvements including replacing narrow culverts, flattening roadside slopes near those culverts, and removing some trees from the right-of-way. Douglas County will receive High Risk Rural Road (HRRR) federal funding for the project through KDOT. HRRR funding will cover 90% of the construction costs for the roadside safety improvements. The project also includes pavement rehabilitation for which Douglas County is responsible for 100% of the costs.
KDOT opened bids for the project, and awarded a contract to Bettis Asphalt & Construction, Inc. in the low bid amount of $1,331,801.00. Douglas County’s Capital Improvement Program is funding the necessary local matching costs and the full costs of pavement rehabilitation.