October 13, 2015

175th Street, U.S. 169 ramps to be closed all weekend

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com Gardner’s main Interstate 35 entrance ramps will be closed over the weekend. According to Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) the southbound and northbound I-35 to 175th Street ramps will be closed from 8 p.m. on July 20 to 5 a.m. on July 23. The closure is to accommodate concrete patching work. “Message Continue Reading

Morning accident results in minor injury

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com One person sustained minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident near the 175th Street and Interstate 35 interchange on March 7. The accident happened at 7:30 a.m. According to Ilena Spalding, public information officer for the Gardner Police Department, one car rear ended another in the eastbound lanes of 175th Street as they Continue Reading

250 percent jump in accidents on 175th Street

Amy Cunningham acunningham@gardnernews.com With an increase in the city’s population and the number of traffic accidents, some residents in Gardner have called for a reevaluation of heavily traveled thoroughfares in town. For some, the December 2010 two-car accident which cost the lives of Hannah Apperson and Milton Whaley highlighted the importance of making U.S. 56 Continue Reading

LETTER: Speed limit should be reduced on portion of 175th Street

Jerry L Kellogg, Sr. Gardner The US 56 Highway Corridor Plan study completed in 2010 by the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) concluded that by the year 2040 US 56 through Gardner would require a six-lane arterial roadway (3-lanes in each direction) between Moonlight Road and I-35. The highway currently carries approximately 25,000 vehicles per Continue Reading