February 8, 2016

Council eliminates 167th Street as truck route

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Despite reaching a consensus on Jan. 21 to eliminate all truck routes within the city of Gardner, council members only mothballed one route, 167th Street, during a Feb. 3 meeting. Public works director Brian Faust offered two different options to city council members during the meeting. One proposal would eliminate all routes Continue Reading

Council settles dispute with Moonlight contractor

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com The Gardner City Council approved a $355,954 settlement Oct. 15 over a dispute with a construction company that worked on the recent Main Street and Moonlight Road improvements. According to David Greene, public works director, Amino Brothers, general contractor, filed a delay claim with Kansas Department of Transportation over a KCPL duct Continue Reading

Moonlight project continues

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com The at-grade railroad crossing at the intersection of Moonlight Road and Main Street has improved, city engineer Celia Duran told council members during a work session on June 13. “It’s better than it was, but it’s still not great,” Duran said. City officials will be working with BNSF, the company that owns Continue Reading

Moonlight Road, 56 Highway intersection to close this week

Weather permitting, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF)  will perform road and track restorations at the Moonlight Road railroad crossing located at the intersection of Moonlight Road and U.S. 56 Highway during the week of May 31. BNSF will close Moonlight Road, at the railroad crossing, from Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, June 3. Continue Reading

Presto under new ownership

Presto Convenience Store in Gardner is under new ownership. The store, part of a chain, is one of five in the Kansas City area purchased by North Carolina-based The Pantry. Details of the cash deal were not disclosed. The local convenience store, located at the intersection of Moonlight Road and Santa Fe Street, lost its Continue Reading

Moonlight subcontractor to do side job for city

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com A Moonlight Road project subcontractors picked up a side job on Monday after Gardner City Council members approved a $23,500 contract for an overlay to south Moonlight Road between Grand and Warren Streets. David Greene, city public works director, told council members Nov. 15 that the portion of Moonlight is showing signs Continue Reading

Update on Gardner’s Moonlight Road project

Press release from Dennis Weinrich, TranSystem Construction on Moonlight Road is ongoing this week. Week of Aug. 2, 2010: Contractor personnel will begin placing the asphalt on the east half of the new Moonlight Road and this operation will continue through Wednesday. Side streets will remain open but will be reduced to one lane while Continue Reading

Update on Moonlight Road project

Press release from Dennis Weinrich, TranSystem The following is a summary of activities that are planned for Moonlight Road from Madison Street south to the south project limits for the week of Aug. 2, 2010. Week of Aug. 2, 2010: Contractor personnel will begin placing the asphalt on the east half of the new Moonlight Continue Reading

Westbound traffic restriction on U.S. 56 until July 9

Westbound traffic on U.S. 56 Highway will be down to one lane until approximately July 9. Construction at the Moonlight Road and 56 Highway intersection requires that westbound lanes be restricted so work crews can install a right turn for westbound traffic. Eastbound traffic will also continue to experience construction-related lane reductions intermittently. City officials Continue Reading