Highway 136 Emergency Road Repair Contract Awarded to Kansas Firm for $3.3 Million
Missourians in Atchison County soon will be seeing road work being done on Highway 136 to begin repairing damage from this summer’s flooding. The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded a contract to Leavenworth Excavating & Equipment Company, Inc., of Leavenworth, Kan., for $3,293,570.90 for a 1.7 mile emergency repair project on a section of roadway that runs from Route D to just west of Interstate 29.
This is the first of several projects that will be necessary to restore access across Highway 136 where four large gaps in the pavement exist due to summer flooding. The purpose of this first emergency repair project is to fill three of the four gaps, as well as other shoulder repair work. The target completion date for this project is Saturday, Oct. 15 and once complete will open traffic to Routes D and U.
“This is one of our most heavily damaged routes from the flooding, but we are working to get it open as quickly and safely as possible. This is the first step,” said Don Wichern, the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Northwest District engineer.
For more information about this or other projects being handled by the Missouri Department of Transportation, please call our toll-free customer service hotline at: 1-888-275-6636.