News release from the Kansas Department of Transportation
Beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, the BNSF Railway will close U.S. 400 at the community of Cherokee to make repairs to its railroad crossing.
U.S. 400 will be closed to all through traffic at Cherokee during the BNSF crossing repairs. The repair project is expected to last five days, weather permitting, with the highway reopening to all traffic around 3:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26.
Eastbound U.S. 400 motorists will follow a signed detour on the following state routes: from U.S. 400 travel south on K-7 to K-103, continue east on K-103 to U.S. 69, and proceed north on U.S. 69 to U.S. 400. Westbound U.S. 400 motorists will follow the same route in the opposite direction.
Persons with questions may contact KDOT Area Superintendent Wayne Nelson at the Pittsburg KDOT office, (620) 231-7560, or KDOT Southeast District Public Affairs Manager Priscilla Petersen, 1-877-550-5368.