K-39 over South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad - Chanute, KS

The Kansas Department of Transportation hired Crafton Tull to prepare the Discovery Report and construction plans for the K-39 over South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad overpass in Chanute, Kansas. Clearance was tight and the overpass had to be 23’ - 0” above the railroad; however the adjacent sidewalk grade could not be sloped greater that five percent. All of this had to take place between two intersections 1,200’ apart. With coordination with the City of Chanute and S.K.O. Railroad, plans were complete in September 2006. The project features a 48’ x 23’ x 250’ precast concrete arch, a 14’ x 10’ x 74’ pedestrian underpass and more than 12,000 square feet of decorative MSE walls.