December bids approved for construction and maintenance projects were announced by the Kansas Department of Transportation Thursday as letting took place Dec. 12 in Topeka. A large portion of US Highway 75 between Caney and Independence will receive a face lift.

Beginning at the northern Caney city limits extending north to the western city limits of Independence, US Highway 75 will receive milling and overlay for 20.6 miles. The bid from APAC-Kansas, Inc. Shears Division out of Hutchinson was approved at $3,299.440.90.  Other District Four / Southeast Kansas counties receiving approved bids were: Linn -  U.S. Highway 69, from the U.S. 69 junction east to the Kansas/ Missouri state line, sealing, 5.8 miles, Dustrol Inc., Towanda, Kan., $489,422.22; and Linn -  U.S. Highway 69, beginning 3.5 miles north of the south K- 52/U.S. 69 junction north to North Sugar Creek bridge, overlay, 8.0 miles, Bettis Asphalt & Construction Inc., Topeka, Ks., $5,191,871.63.

Approved bids throughout Kansas included districts: One-Northeast for 13 bids, Two-North Central for four bids, Three-Northwest for seven bids, and Five-South Central for five bids.

The following project was approved from the Nov. 14, 2018, letting - Riley -  Juliette Avenue from Poyntz Avenue to Osage Street in Manhattan, rehabilitation and operation of historical transportation building, structures or roads, 0.2 mile, Julius Kaaz Construction Co. Inc., Leavenworth, Ks., $1,088,088.00.

Note some bids may include multiple projects which have been bundled based on proximity and type of work.

KDOT reminds drivers to be aware of road conditions, especially with the winter weather upon us. For information on road conditions for your travels, visit their website at