An improvement project for Hesston Road is scheduled to begin March 14, 2022.

Hesston Road is the most heavily traveled road maintained by Harvey County.

The $4.1 million project includes road resurfacing of Hesston Road from the Newton city limit to the Harvey County line at Northwest 108th Street. It also includes the addition of paved 4-foot shoulders on Hesston Road.

Hesston Road is anticipated to be closed in increments during the resurfacing project. The road will be closed in sections to traffic in both directions. Drivers are encouraged to plan for alternate routes during the project.

The project will begin on the southeastern portion of Hesston Road between the cities of Newton and Hesston.

As the project progresses in the coming months, work will later move to the northwestern section of the road between the county line and the city of Hesston, and will conclude with work inside the Hesston city limits.

Homeowners and businesses will still have access to their properties throughout the improvement project.

The project is estimated to be completed in late August. Pearson Construction is the primary contractor for the project.

The Harvey County Road and Bridge budget includes $2,005,000 earmarked for the Hesston Road improvement project. The County will pay the remaining balance through American Rescue Plan Act funds.

(Updated March 9, 2022)