Field surveys on two proposed bridge replacement projects in Hamilton County should start the week of December 15, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation. A survey crew will gather information necessary for detailed design of the proposed projects.

The two bridges are located on U.S. 50 in Hamilton County. One is about 7.5 miles east of the Colorado/Kansas state line. The second is almost a mile west of the U.S. 50/K-27 junction. Funding is only available for the preliminary engineering on these projects. No money has been identified under T-WORKS for construction.

Survey work should last about three months. A member of the survey crew will contact property owners or tenants for permission to enter private property. Survey activities include the use of survey instruments on the ground to determine the locations of existing features within the survey corridor.

Kirkham Michael & Associates is conducting this survey for KDOT. Those with questions about the survey or proposed projects can call Gary Bennett, Area Engineer, at 620-384-7821, or Kirk Hutchinson, KDOT Southwest Public Affairs Manager, at 1-877-550-5368 (toll free).