Road Work Slows Drive to Perry State Park


TOPEKA ­– The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) recently announced that K-237, the highway leading to Perry State Park from US-24, will be closed to all traffic round the clock through mid-September 2013 for utility and paving work.


KDOT has provided a marked detour via Thompsonville Road (located about 2 miles east of K-237), north to 22nd Street then west to K-237. Drivers should expect delays and use alternate routes during the closure. Updated traffic information for the project can be viewed at:


KDOT urges motorists to be alert, obey the warning signs, and 'Give 'Em a Brake!" when approaching and driving through project work zones. For road conditions, construction detours and travel weather information on the Kansas Turnpike, and any state, U.S. and Interstate highway (not city or county roads) in Kansas or Nebraska, visit online. Or, call "511" on any phone from anywhere in Kansas. If dialing 511 doesn't work from your phone, call 1-866-511-KDOT (5368).