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The Engineering Department is dedicated to planning, developing and maintaining the County's infrastructure, and facilities, in a manner which provides safe travel for the general public and enhances the quality of life in Barton County. The Engineering Department solicits grants and other funding for major reconstruction or new construction projects. In addition to project management, Engineering includes Stormwater Engineering, Traffic Engineering, and engineering information and support services, including mapping and GIS functions. They also keep records on all surveys and section corners submitted, and assist other surveyors as needed in the locating of records and/or section corners.

Road Closure on East Barton County Road

A portion of E. Barton County Rd was closed on April 16th and will remain closed for approximately 5-6 months. L&M Contractors, Inc. of Great Bend will be replacing a county bridge approximately 1 mile east of Great Bend and the road will be closed at the project site. Signing and barricades have been placed at the intersection of E. Barton County Rd and US-56 Highway as well as at the E. Barton County Rd intersection with SE 40 Ave. Local traffic will be able to access residences and businesses but no traffic will be allowed through the bridge construction area. See pictures of the work in progress.

Arkansas River Bridge on SW 50 Avenue

An extensive bridge deck rehabilitation project that began in August 2017 was completed in May 2018. L & M Contractors removed deteriorated areas in the concrete and placed new concrete patches. The entire deck then received a concrete overlay. See pictures of the project.

Hot Mix Asphalt Overlay Project near Ellinwood

The County Commissioners on May 21, 2018, approved an overlay project on East Barton County Road. The project was designed by the County Engineer’s office and Venture Corporation will do the work. The project extends from the US-56 junction east to N Hirsch Ave./NE 110 Ave. Venture has plans to do the work in the fall of 2018.

New Crosswalk Markings near the Hoisington Activity Center

A team effort has resulted in the new and improved crosswalk markings near the Hoisington Activity Center. Janel Rose with the County Health Department applied for grant money from the state to purchase the materials. The County Engineer supplied cost estimates and the crosswalk design, and the County Road & Bridge Department installed the markings. See pictures of the new crosswalks.

 

 

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