The city is about to begin reconstructing Wyatt Earp Boulevard from 14th Avenue to Matt Down Lane.


    The city is about to begin reconstructing Wyatt Earp Boulevard from 14th Avenue to Matt Down Lane.
    Construction on Wyatt Earp Boulevard is anticipated to start sometime in mid-January, according to a Kansas Department of Transportation press release. The contractor, JAG Construction Company of Dodge City, has been given 220 working days to complete the project. An informational meeting for business owners/managers and the community will be scheduled shortly after New Year's.
    KDOT will be in charge of the project administration and overseeing the project.
    Once construction starts, traffic will be limited to one eastbound lane and one westbound lane from 13th Avenue to just west of Matt Down Lane. The speed limit through the construction zone will be reduced to 20 miles per hour.
    KDOT is asking that drivers obey the speed limit for their safety and the safety of the construction workers.
    KDOT, JAG Construction and the city are asking for drivers' cooperation and patience during the reconstruction of Wyatt Earp. Anyone who knows of someone with special needs along this section of Wyatt Earp may contact JAG Construction at (620) 225-0061.
    The project will be done in phases, so that access can be maintained to all businesses on both sides of Wyatt Earp. If necessary, temporary drives will be constructed. 
    Additional information can be found on the KDOT Web site, www.ksdot.org.
    After the project gets under way, the city will post construction information on the Dodge City Reconstruction Hotline, (620) 225-8222, and on the city's Web site at www.dodgecity.org.