Finney County

US-50, Finney County, Kansas (Koss #59)

This project was located on US-50 adjacent to the City of Garden City, KS. The project converted the existing two lane road and turning it into a safer, four-lane configuration with an interchange at US-83 as well as an overpass over the existing Garden City railroad. It also included four at grade intersections as well as an interchange for Big Lowe road which is the main access to the local processing facility.

Finney County
Finney County

There were 8.5 miles of concrete pavement which included the main driving lanes as well as a new one mile long road to access the meat packing facility. The project consisted of 10” of concrete pavement in the driving lanes placed over fly-ash treated subgrade and cement treated base material. The shoulders were 8” of concrete pavement placed over granular base. In total the project consisted of 511,876 SY of concrete pavement, as well as 392,993 SY of cement treated base and 167,772 SY of granular base material.

Koss Construction was able to get the first phase completed as scheduled. Construction started in the spring of 2010 and the first phase was completed and opened to traffic four weeks prior to the original opening date. This allowed the crews to get the second phase started early in order to get the paving portion of Phase two started in the spring of 2011. The paving and all associated work was completed and the project was open to unrestricted traffic on 7/1/11. This stretch of road is a main artery for access the western United States and is used by the large work force for access to the processing facility. The high volume of traffic was a daily issue for construction. Through partnering with the local Kansas of Department of Transportation, as well as local businesses and law enforcement, the construction was completed safely with minimal impact to the traveling public. The entire project was completed on time and with the quality and smoothness (13.2 in/mi on the 0.00 blanking band) that everyone involved can be proud of.