Five roads get priority for 2018 hard-surface road plan

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Bourbon County Commissioners on Tuesday finalized the hard-surface road plan for 2018.

The decision came after Bourbon County Public Works Director Jim Harris told commissioners the cost for this yearís asphalt and chip and seal projects will be $530,000.

The list includes one mile of 2-inch overlay on 230th Street between Jayhawk and Indian roads at a cost of $90,000; one mile of 2-inch overlay on Noble Road at the Bourbon County Landfill at a cost of $90,000; one mile of chip and seal on 190th (west road at Lake Fort Scott) at a cost of $13,000; five miles of 1-inch overlay on Maple Road between 95th and 165th streets at a cost of $225,000; and 1.25 miles of 2-inch overlay on Eagle Road from Garland to 250th street at a cost of $112,500.

Harris said he would prefer to do a 3-inch overlay due to heavy truck traffic on roads. Adding another inch of asphalt would cost $140,000 per mile, he said.

The work on 190th Street and Maple Road is in Commission Chairman Lynne Oharahís district. The work on 230th Street and Eagle Road is in Second District Commissioner Jeff Fischerís district and the work on Noble Road is in Third District Commissioner Nick Ruhlís district.

Harris said the county has a total of 140 miles of asphalt roads. Of those, 65 miles are in District 1 (Oharahís district); 45 miles are in District 2, and 30 miles are in District 3.