Part of U.S. 169 will close at the end of the month.
According to the Kansas Department of Transportation, 169 will be closed to traffic from Thayer south to U.S. 400. The closure is expected to start on Monday, July 31st and remain in effect for 90 days, ending on October 29th. The closure is part of the active project to add passing lanes and replace the mainline pavement on a 7-mile section of 169 in southern Neosho County. Traffic will follow a signed route detour through Parsons on U.S. 400, U.S. 59 and K-47. Side roads along U.S. 169 that will initially be closed to local traffic are Cemetery, 60th, Chase, 20th and Brown. Clarkson Construction Company of Kansas City, Missouri, is the primary contractor on the $15 million project. The road work should be completed by mid-November, weather permitting.