of five local governments could result in the building of a new interstate-style
highway in central Kansas, creating a new link among the truck-heavy I-70,
U.S. 50 and U.S. 54 corridors, The Hutchinson News reported Dec.
would widen the current two-lane state Highway 61, which runs from I-135
in McPherson southwest to Hutchinson, into a four-lane divided highway.
work to move forward, the governments of Reno and McPherson counties, as
well as city governments in McPherson, Hutchinson and Inman, must sign
on, the newspaper said.
five governments sign on, work on the new road should start in 2009 and
take about three years.