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KDOT dedicates section of K-47 in Neosho and Wilson counties

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The Kansas Department of Transportation held a ribbon cutting to dedicate the reconstructed 10 mile section of K-47 in Neosho and Wilson counties.

The project took 15 months to rebuild.  Crews took out hills, widened shoulders, and flattened side slopes.

Officials say the project was necessary because there were a lot of accidents and some fatalities on the road.  Following a meeting with local residents the project was even pushed ahead of others.

"We had a lot of local support - what we do is every two years we go out for what we call local consults, where we as KDOT go out to local communities and we ask them what are the most important roads, intersections, concerns for them then we take that all back and we work on those projects first," says Mike King, the Kansas Secretary of Transportation.

At the end of the ceremony the reconstructed road was reopened to traffic.

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