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Learn About Kansas Expwy. Extension Plans at Open House

Greene County

Area residents can learn more about plans to extend Kansas Expressway to the south of Springfield during a public open house next month.

The Greene County Highway Department will host the come-and-go-style open house at the Library Center’s Auditorium February 2nd from 5 to 7 pm.

According to the county, the Greene County Highway Department last fall started the next phase of the Kansas Extension project by conducting an environmental study along the future roadway corridor.  The open house will include information about that study as well as a project timeline.

Current plans are to extend Kansas Expressway from where it currently ends at Republic Rd. for a little more than two miles south to a connection with Farm Rd. 141 (Cox Rd.)  Construction is expected to begin in 2018.

According to county officials, the extension will provide an additional north-south roadway in southern Greene County that is expected to improve traffic flow in the area.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.
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