Route 458 (N 1000 Road) from E 1800 Road to E 2000 Road has been opened to traffic through construction while project work has been suspended for the winter. Some construction traffic control signing will remain in place, but the road is open for unrestricted traffic.
Construction work to complete the project will resume next spring when sustained weather conditions permit. Remaining work includes asphalt surfacing on residential entrances, pavement rehabilitation between E 1900 Road and E 2000 Road, and permanent seeding.
The project involves 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.