RICE COUNTY – As part of continuing construction of the new K-14 realignment, a section of 19th Road between Avenue V and Avenue W east of Sterling will be permanently closed on Monday,
Along with the closure, cul de sacs will be built on 19th Road. The map shows the section affected by the closure, highlighted in yellow, and cul de sac locations. The blue line shows the route of the new K-14 alignment in Rice County.
Background: This Kansas Department of Transportation realignment project started in the spring of 2021. This a 15-mile, $81.7 million realignment of K-14. The work stretches from
Hutchinson, to Nickerson, to Sterling. The project is expected to be completed by June 16, 2023. Bob Bergkamp Construction Co. Inc., of Wichita, is the primary contractor.
During the work, traffic will continue to use the existing K-14/96 alignment in Reno and Rice counties.
The Reno County portion of the realignment will be from about 4.5 miles southeast of Nickerson northwest to the Reno/Rice county line. The length is a little over 7 miles. The Rice County portion of the realignment will be from the Reno/Rice county line to just north of the K-96/Avenue T junction. The length is about 8 miles.