During a work session of the Leavenworth County Commission, one commissioner said he wants to move forward with paving County Road 30.

During a work session of the Leavenworth County Commission, one commissioner said he wants to move forward with paving County Road 30.

Commissioners were presented a map Wednesday that noted the locations of road paving projects planned as part of the county’s dust abatement program.

Commissioner Jeff Culbertson noted that none of the planned projects are located in the district he represents in northern Leavenworth County.

Culbertson said he would like to see County Road 30 paved.

County Road 30, which is 235th Street, extends from Kansas 92 Highway in the northern half of Leavenworth County to Kansas 16 Highway in southern Leavenworth County.

About 1.5 miles of the south end of County Road 30 is paved. The rest of the roadway is gravel.

“If you paved it, it would be a major thoroughfare,” Culbertson said.

He argued it would provide a quick route for traveling from Easton to Tonganoxie.

Design work is underway to pave another section of the road between Dempsey and Hollingsworth roads. But this would still leave a portion of the county road unpaved.

Leavenworth County Public Works Director Mike Spickelmier said Wednesday that county officials will be updating a capital improvement plan.

The plan was last updated in 2012, and County Road 30 improvements were included at that time.

“Each year, we should be providing a CIP,” County Administrator Mark Loughry said.

Improvements to County Road 30 also are being included in projects county officials forwarded to the Mid-America Regional Council for a 2050 regional transportation plan.

Also Wednesday, Culbertson reviewed an idea for the construction of a road that would extend from Lansing to I-435 in Missouri.

The road would require a bridge over the Missouri River.

Spickelmier said such a project would require federal funding.

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