A Pittsburg construction company has been awarded three of the 20 highway maintenance projects approved this week by the Kansas Department of Transportation.

A Pittsburg construction company has been awarded three of the 20 highway maintenance projects approved this week by the Kansas Department of Transportation.
Heckert Construction, located at 746 E. 520th Ave., was awarded the rights to projects in three Kansas counties — Chautauqua, Crawford and Elk. Another area construction company, St. Paul-based Beachner Construction Co. Inc. and Subsidary also was awarded a project in Crawford County and another Bourbon County.
Projects that were awarded to Heckert Construction include:
• Surfacing 3.5 miles of Independence Road in Chautauqua County, starting at County Route 97. The bid price for the project was $415,765.
• Surfacing 0.2 miles of Broadway Street in Pittsburg from Centennial to Williams. The bid price was $201,433.
• Overlay work on 0.4 miles of Kansas Street in Elk County, from U.S. 160 to 6th Street in Longton. The bid price was $98,037.
Beachner Construction was awarded the bid to do grading and surfacing on the K-126 Little Cow Creek Drainage Bridge in Crawford County, 1.2 miles west of the Kansas-Missouri border. The winning bid was $61,471. In Fort Scott, Beachner Construction will conduct surfacing work on 0.2 miles of National Street, starting at Linker Street and ending at Wall Street. The cost of that project is $234,580.
Other projects approved by KDOT for the District Four Southeast Region include:
• Anderson County – County Route 1389, 4 miles south and 1.7 miles east of Harris, bridge repair, Mill Valley Construction, Inc., Shawnee Mission, $40,837.00.
• Elk County – Kansas Street from U.S. 160 to 6th Street in Longton, 0.4 mile, overlay, Heckert Construction, Inc., Pittsburg, $98,037.40.
• Greenwood County – County Route 291 from Hamilton to Virgil, 4 miles, surfacing, The Se-Kan Companies, Gas, $566,124.76.
• Montgomery County  – Fourth Avenue from U.S. 75 to Wood Street in Caney, 0.2 mile, milling and overlay, APAC-Oklahoma, Inc., Tulsa, Okla., $113,432.93.
• Miami County – Eighth Street from the north city limits to Main Street in Osawatomie, 0.2 mile, surfacing, Killough Construction, Inc., Ottawa, $79,478.35.
Bids for these projects were let during a July 15 meeting in Topeka. For more KDOT information, visit www.ksdot.org.