Ribbon Cutting for new I-70 lanes

A ribbon-cutting event marking the completion of the I-70 reconstruction project in western Kansas will  be held Monday, October 14, at 3p.m. in the I-70 eastbound Travel Information Center near Ruleton, just west of Goodland.

Keynote speakers include: Kansas Secretary of Transportation Mike King and President/C.E.O. of Koss Construction Company David Howard.

The event marks the completion of the three-year project to rebuild both east and westbound lanes of I-70 from the Colorado/Kansas border, 12 miles into Kansas.

Koss Construction Co., of Topeka, was the prime contractor for the $48 million project.

Koss Construction crews paving the eastbound lanes earlier this year

The reconstruction project is funded by T-WORKS, the Transportation program passed by the Kansas Legislature in May of 2010.

Parking for the ribbon-cutting event will be limited, and carpooling is encouraged. 

A bus will be provided to transport those who are interested in attending this event.  To arrange a ride or get directions to the event, contact: Kristen Brands, KDOT Northwest Kansas Public Affairs Manager, at (785) 877-3315 or kristenb@ksdot.org in Norton.