Survey begins for roundabout
Kansas Department of Transportation will begin conducting surveys around the intersection of U.S. 77, U.S. 56, and K-150 today to gather information needed for the detailed design of a proposed roundabout.
Bill Haverkamp of Topeka will head the survey crew, of about four people, which will measure both roadways and the surrounding topography to find out if earth needs to be added or subtracted for the truck lanes planned around the roundabout. Utilities and residences will also be recorded and included in the detailed drawings to be sent to engineers, KDOT engineer Joe Palic said. Palic added that the crew will conduct a complete survey for the highways about a mile in each direction.
Palic advises local residents to prepare for surveyors to go door-to-door before they analyze private property around proposed construction.
“A lot of the survey is not on land we own,” Palic said.
The survey is scheduled for completion on Oct. 5.