Highway 99, north of Sedan, is set to receive some major improvements. KDOT officials met with local leaders on Wednesday and made the announcement that $7 million is being released to widen the highway from Sedan to the Elk County line. State Rep. Doug Blex and Jim Beason, booster for Highway 99 improvements, said the project will come in two stages, one of which is already in the surveying and engineering stage.
The first stage will be a $100,000 project to construct slopes in the shoulder ditching located a quarter mile north and a quarter mile south of the Quivira Road/Highway 99 intersection. That project is projected to be completed by spring.
KDOT will also place an emphasis on widening the entire 14-mile path by 6 feet-- three feet on each side, plus 3-to-1 slopes in shoulder ditches to eliminate total drop-offs. The existing asphalt on the highway will be milled down before work begins on widening the highway.
There will be a public meeting held this fall in Sedan, allowing for KDOT officials to release details on the project that is currently projected to be completed sometime in 2021.