Douglas County Public Works announces that N 1200 Road from Route 1061 (E 2200 Road) to E 2300 Road will be closed beginning Monday, Sept. 30, weather permitting, for intersection and ditch improvements. Public Works anticipates the closure duration to be four weeks, weather permitting.
The east side of the N 1200 Road/Route 1061 intersection will be paved and widened to facilitate truck turning movements. The project also includes pavement milling and asphalt overlay in the northbound lane of Route 1061 at the intersection. This project will be done by contract. In addition, ditches along N 1200 Road between Route 1061 and E 2300 Road will be excavated and side road slopes will be flattened. The ditch work will be done with Public Works and Eudora Township employees.
Truck traffic from the Hamm Eudora Quarry on N 1200 Road approximately 1.7 miles east of Route 1061 will be detoured north on E 2300 Road from N 1200 Road to the K-10/Route 442 interchange during the closure.
The intersection improvements are being funded by revenues from the Hamm Eudora Quarry as a condition of their conditional-use permit. The Board of County Commissioners awarded a contract in the amount of $148,000 to the lone bidder, Hamm, Inc., for the project.