Gary Avenue, US Highway 50 Intersection Improvement Project Set to Start

Special to the Globe

The Gary Avenue and U.S. Highway 50 intersection widening project begins on Friday, April 2, with phase one traffic control and temporary striping.

Traffic lanes will be shifted south and narrowed, with the speed limit lowered to 30 miles per hour from Central Avenue to 6th Avenue.

Due to conflicting schedules with the different subcontractors, construction activities will begin on Monday (April 5).

Access onto the north leg of Gary Ave. from US 50 will be closed as well as the intersection of Gary Ave. and Frontview St. during phase one.

This is a joint project between the City and Kansas Department of Transportation through the City Connecting Link Improvement Program and is anticipated to be completed in mid-July 2021, depending upon the weather.

As construction moves into additional phases, announcements will be made to prepare drivers for traffic control changes.

Watch out for construction workers and equipment in construction zones, and if possible, please use alternate routes.