Salina, KS

Now: 22 °

Currently: Fair

Hi: 44 ° | Lo: 24 °

KDOT Closing Rest Areas Near Russell

KSAL StaffDecember 18, 2013

The Kansas Department of Transportation has announced plans to close two highway rest areas near Russell to reduce water consumption.

KDOT says it wants to hear from the public on the plan before it closes the eastbound and westbound rest areas east on Interstate 70 of Russell.

The preliminary decision to close the rest area comes after a suggestion by the city of Russell for all water users to cut water use by a fourth.

Joe Finley, KDOT district maintenance engineer, says water use at the two sites has increased from nearly 800,000 gallons in 2011 to an estimated 1.6 million gallons this year.

The cost of water has increased from more than $5,000 to more than $9,000 this year.

Associated Press information from: The Hays Daily News

Copyright © Rocking M Media, 2018. All Rights Reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced without Rocking M Media’s express consent.

CATEGORIES :

COMMENTS

RELATED POSTS

Saline County Sheriff truck

KDOT Radio Equipment Lost

May 1, 2017 11:12 am

Russell County Jail Inmate Dies

April 20, 2017 10:31 am

KDOT Grant to Improve Airport

March 29, 2017 12:32 pm

UPDATE: Escaped Inmate Caught

March 11, 2017 8:26 am

STAY IN TOUCH!

GET OUR APP!

LATEST POSTS

Salina Man Arrested for F...
January 22, 2018Comments
No Bomb Found after Threa...
January 22, 2018Comments
I-70 Drug Arrest near Sal...
January 22, 2018Comments
Smoky Hill Museum to Cele...
January 22, 2018Comments

LATEST TWEETS

Read all tweets
© 2007 - 2018