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Improving McPherson’s street infrastructure in an ongoing process. Project Updates 2020 provides timely information about specific projects. The intent is to keep residents informed about current projects, street closings, detours, and progress. Project details and timelines can change depending on whether or project conditions. For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 620.245.2545.
Hartup Street from Avenue A to Kansas Avenue; Elizabeth Street from Hartup Street to South Park Street; Hartup Street from Kansas Avenue to East Marlin Street. The project includes sanitary sewer extensions from Hartup Street from Hancock Street to Elizabeth Street and Grand Avenue from Elizabeth Street to Hancock Street. The projects are being constructed simultaneously.
Monday, July 6, 2020; Contractor will close block from the north side of S. Hartup St. and E. Elizabeth St. intersection to Kansas Ave. (Highway U.S. 56). Once the removal and Aggregate Base is installed in this section, the contractor will move to a section on Park St.
Street extension north of Burger King’s north entrance north for 327 feet in front of the new Best Western property.
No work performed on the street project this week.
To be determined
Drainage issues and street reconstruction will be addressed along Grimes Street. Improvements include new curb and gutter and a storm sewer pipe, which will carry water down Anna Street to be dumped into the ditch near McPherson High School.
Anna St closed west of Wheeler St to Grimes St
Grimes St closed from Anna St to Loomis St
The intersection of Grimes St and Hulse St closed
Work next week:
Ditch improvements from Main Street near Tractor Supply to 1st Street adjacent to McPherson High School. Seven box culverts will be replaced and retaining walls and ditch lining will be installed in critical areas along the channel.
Hulse Street is closed to thru traffic while crews complete work on the sanitary sewer.
We will widen the existing roadway to 32’ back of curb to back of curb, install street drainage and mill and overlay the street. The project was awarded to Conspec Inc. dba Kansas Paving, Wichita Contract amount $558,324.50 of that, $220,000 was funded with a CDBG grant. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call.
Travel through the project is open but expects to have one-way traffic in spots for a limited time due to the installation of the storm sewer pipe and parking could be hindered at times also due to the installation of the storm sewer pipe. Please be alert to the construction traffic and be safe.
The improvements to Chestnut Street have been on hold for the past week due to the contractor being needed to complete an emergency project for the City of McPherson. The contractor did install inlets and storm pipe before moving to the emergency project. Work will resume on the project the week of July 6th and hopefully will continue without any other delays.