November 30, 2015

250 percent jump in accidents on 175th Street

Amy Cunningham 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