October 4, 2015

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