Quantcast

Under Budget and Ahead of Schedule - KOAM TV 7

Under Budget and Ahead of Schedule

Updated:
CHEROKEE COUNTY, KANSAS -

Galena, Kansas' Route 66 viaduct looks like a million bucks, but it cost considerably less to get there. The Cherokee County commissioners recently held a close out hearing for the Kansas Community Development Bock Grant that made the Galena Bridge Project possible.

A roughly $194,000 grant was provided for bridge upgrades, on the condition that Cherokee County match the grant. The bridge work was completed ahead of schedule and under budget, saving Cherokee County almost $28,000, and the state of Kansas, almost $24,000. The Southeast Kansas Regional Planning Commission oversaw the project, and they give a lot of credit to the construction company who won the bid.

"PCI Roads did the work, and they did it quick and efficiently, and their expenses were less than what they proposed," said grant administrator Carey Spoon.

Fortunately, Cherokee County got a lot of bang for their buck. The viaduct looks brand new.

"They removed all the asphalt from the surface of the bridge, replaced any deteriorated concrete, and addressed issues on the sidewalks and the rails, and the walkway overhang," said Spoon.

As for the $28,000 saved by Cherokee County, Commissioners Pat Collins and Corey Moates say those funds will remain in the county's Fund 190 Bridge Fund. That fund covers repairs for the county's 257 bridges and will be used for future repairs.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Oklahoma at the Front Lines of Opioid Abuse

    Oklahoma at the Front Lines of Opioid Abuse

    Friday, December 15 2017 11:20 AM EST2017-12-15 16:20:33 GMT
    The opioid epidemic continues to claim thousands of lives in the United States. And Oklahoma is on the front line. A recent report released by The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration" says Oklahoma has the highest percentage of people who use prescription pain relievers for non medical reasons. State officials like the attorney general are working on ways to combat this issue. Attorney General Mike Hunter says that drug manufacturers are misleading ...More >>
    The opioid epidemic continues to claim thousands of lives in the United States. And Oklahoma is on the front line. A recent report released by The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration" says Oklahoma has the highest percentage of people who use prescription pain relievers for non medical reasons. State officials like the attorney general are working on ways to combat this issue. Attorney General Mike Hunter says that drug manufacturers are misleading ...More >>
  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-15-17

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-15-17

    Friday, December 15 2017 10:37 AM EST2017-12-15 15:37:45 GMT
    WORKERS COMP RATES Missouri's Department of Insurance recommends a drop in what businesses pay for workers compensation next year.  The department, which regulates the insurance industry in Missouri,  is calling for a three percent cut.  A department official says premiums are stable due to a growing economy and more jobs.  2018 could be the fourth straight year workers comp rates have dropped. EMERGENCY TRAINING Missouri Southern's Department of Emergency ...More >>
    WORKERS COMP RATES Missouri's Department of Insurance recommends a drop in what businesses pay for workers compensation next year.  The department, which regulates the insurance industry in Missouri,  is calling for a three percent cut.  A department official says premiums are stable due to a growing economy and more jobs.  2018 could be the fourth straight year workers comp rates have dropped. EMERGENCY TRAINING Missouri Southern's Department of Emergency ...More >>
  • Missouri Insurance Regulator Recommends Decreased Workers' Comp Rates

    Missouri Insurance Regulator Recommends Decreased Workers' Comp Rates

    Thursday, December 14 2017 6:46 PM EST2017-12-14 23:46:08 GMT

    A four percent decrease in workers' compensation costs took effect in August, so this could be the fourth straight year workers' compensation rates have dropped.

    More >>

    A four percent decrease in workers' compensation costs took effect in August, so this could be the fourth straight year workers' compensation rates have dropped.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.