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Work Underway on Four-lane Expansion between Ford and Gray Counties

Judd Weil


The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) has begun a four-lane expansion project along U.S. 50/400 in Gray and Ford counties. The total project extends from Cimarron, Kan. to Dodge City, Kan.

The four-lane expansion is a three phase project.

The first phase of the project has begun in Gray County near Cimarron and in Ford County near Dodge City and includes dirt work to prepare for the new westbound lanes.

KDOT stated, during the first phase of the project, traffic will not be impacted on U.S. 50/400. Traffic will be carried on using the existing lanes during the westbound lane construction. However, this will affect county roads that intersect with U.S. 50/400 at times.

People can check the southwest KDOT Facebook page for updates on effects to traffic on county roads.

Koss Construction of Topeka, Kan. is the contractor on this $86 million project, which is expected to be completed by spring of 2025, weather permitting.

For more information on this project, contact Curtis Thoene, Area Construction Engineer, at (620) 682-7937, or Yazmin Moreno, KDOT District 6 Public Affairs Manager, at (620) 260-6397.

KDOT urges all motorists to be alert and obey the warning signs when approaching and driving through a highway work zone.

To stay aware of all road construction projects across Kansas, go to or call 5-1-1.

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