Motorists on U.S. Highway 83 between Garden City and Sublette have cause to be annoyed.
The speed limit on a several-mile stretch north of Sublette was dropped to 50 mph several months ago for a road construction project. Slowing down is essential when crews are at work, but people understandably wonder when nothing is happening.
The stretch of highway now appears to be little more than a speed trap generating revenue for flat-broke Kansas.
Sen. John Doll, R-Garden City, recently asked Kansas Secretary of Transportation Richard Carlson about the status of the planned two-lane reconstruction and new interchange.
Carlson didn’t know, but another KDOT official later reported work ended in November due to winter, with the $23.6 million project scheduled for completion in December.