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The City of Hugoton received a Kansas Department of Transportation Enhancement Project Grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. With this grant, we are revitalizing our downtown business area. This includes the two blocks of Main Street between 5th Street and 7th Street, and the two blocks of 6th Street between Monroe Street and Jackson Street.

The project will replace existing sidewalks with cement and pavers, existing trees with more adequate foliage, and existing light poles with new ones. We will also be adding benches, planters and middle of the block cross-walks.

EBH and Associates of Great Bend were contracted as engineers for this project and Mid-Plains Construction, Inc. of Plains, Kansas, were awarded the construction contract to be started in March, 2010.

The city certainly regrets any inconvenience that a project like this will cause on our central business district, but feel the end-product will be a wonderful improvement to Hugoton.