The Kansas Department of Transportation extended the area of the US-169 highway closure in Anderson County.


The closure now begins at the K-58 junction and continues north to the US-59 junction. KDOT expects the closure to remain in effect until August 2021.


Traffic on US-169 is to use the signed state route detour on US-54 and US-59. County roads are not suitable detour routes. Anderson County roads that have been closed include 1300, Missouri, Maryland, 1000, 800, 700, 600, 400, Nebraska and S.W. Colony. West Virginia Road is closed in Allen County. These closures can be viewed on the KanDrive traveler information system at www.kandrive.org.


Barricades have been placed at the following locations, with local traffic only allowed:


• US-169 at K-58 (K-58 remains open).


• 1000 Road at US-59.


• Maryland Road at US-169.


• 400 Road at US-169.


• 300 Road at US-169.


The state route detour for northbound US-169 traffic: from the US-169/US-54 junction at Iola, travel east on US-54 to the US-54/US-59 junction at Moran, then travel north and west on US-59 to the south US-59/US-169 junction. Southbound US-169 traffic should take the same detour route in the opposite direction.


The highway closure is part of the $21 million project to reconstruct and rehabilitate 7½ miles of US-169 in Anderson County. Work started in early March on this previously delayed T-WORKS project. Bettis Asphalt & Construction, of Topeka, is the primary contractor.