Sound Off: Could the county road department considering installing flashing lights to indicate there’s a stop sign on County Road 458 at U.S. Highway 59?
Keith Browning, the county public works director and county engineer, said the Kansas Department of Transportation would make such a decision. “The county can request KDOT to study this location for a beacon,” Browning said. “However, since the new U.S. 59 freeway is scheduled to open this fall, it is doubtful KDOT would entertain installing beacons at this time. The new freeway includes a new interchange at Route 458 and U.S. 59, which will be a big safety improvement over the existing at-grade intersection.”