Guardrail replacement on U.S. 54/400 east of Augusta to start around Nov. 1; ends near March 2022

Greg Williams
Butler County Times Gazette
The map below shows the approximate project location, marked in red

A guardrail replacement project on U.S. 54/400 east of Augusta is expected to start around Nov. 1.

The Kansas Department of Transportation project will be in Butler County on U.S. 54/400 from the east city limits of Augusta to the junction of U.S. 54/77/400. The length is almost seven miles.

The work, at various locations along that stretch, is expected to begin around Nov. 1 and end around early March 2022. During the work, there will be a single lane closure at one location at a time, and motorists will be directed to decrease their speed.

Bettis Asphalt & Construction Inc., of Topeka, is the primary contractor for the $897,933 project.

Greg Williams has been the reporter for the Wellington Daily News and Butler County Times-Gazette since May 2021. You can reach him at or on Twitter at @GregWilliams28.