27th St Project

April 1st Traffic Change

West 27th Street Detour

21-04-01 Detour

27th and Hall Traffic Configuration

21-04-01 27th and Hall

On Thursday, April 1st, the contractor will begin setting up traffic control, which will close the west half of the 27th Street and Hall intersection.  Traffic will be detoured using Augusta Lane.  Hall Street traffic will be carried through head-to-head in the east lanes of the intersection.  The above drawings show the traffic control configuration.

Once the construction zone is isolated, the existing pavement will be removed, the subgrade will be stabilized with crushed concrete, and new pavement will be installed.  The curb and gutter, sidewalk and ADA Ramp in the northwest corner of the intersection will be replaced as well.  All this work will take about three weeks.  

Once that phase of construction is complete, then Hall Street traffic will be moved to the west side of the intersection on the new pavement while work begins in the SE corner of the intersection and proceeds eastward down the south side of 27th Street.

Contact the Office of Project Management at 785 628-7350 with questions.


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The next major reconstruction project for the City of Hays is 27th Street from Hall to Fort.  This particular project has been listed in the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for several years now.  27th Street is a 3-lane arterial road and carries approximately 10,000 vehicles per day.  The total project length is approximately 3,780 LF.  Existing pavement is a mix of full depth asphalt and concrete overlaid with asphalt.  There is no parking on either side of 27th Street.

The intent of the project is to remove and replace all the pavement, curb & gutter, sidewalks, curb ramps, intersections, alley entrances, and driveways necessary to meet ADA requirements.  The project also includes new pavement markings; storm sewer improvements at Canal Blvd and the area adjacent to Van Doren Pond; and waterline improvements to include abandonment of an old 4” water main along Walnut from 23rd to 27th and Fire Hydrants at Hillcrest, Cottonwood and Willow.  

The 2021 Budget includes $2.9 million for the design and reconstruction of this project out of City Commission Capital Reserve with additional funds allocated from Stormwater Reserve and Water Capital. 

Bids were opened on December 22, 2020 from the four (4) bidders listed below:

  • Paul-Wertenberger Construction (Hays)        $2,376,131.60
  • Morgan Brothers Const. (LaCrosse)            $2,447,452.33
  • APAC – Kansas, Inc. (Hays)                $2,773,214.28
  • Smoky Hill Const. (Salina)                $2,822,249.18

All bids were reviewed by City Staff and Kirkham Michael Engineers.  The low bid from Paul-Wertenberger Construction in the amount of $2,376,131.60 has been determined to be the valid low bid and below the engineers estimate.  The City Commission approved the low bid on January 28, 2021.

The current schedule calls for construction to begin on or about March 22nd and be completed by November 17, 2021. 

2019-09 Phases

2019-09 27th and Hall Phases


A Preconstruction Informational Meeting will be held in the City Commission Chamber at 1507 Main Street beginning at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

The meeting will be live streamed on YouTube for anyone who prefers to attend virtually. The link to the live stream is: https://youtu.be/xzv0pdsaROA  You can also access it by typing bit.ly/hays27 into your web browser.  Or, simply go to YouTube and search “27th Street Reconstruction”

The meeting and broadcast will feature comments from the contractor (Paul-Wertenberger Construction), the City’s engineer (Kirkham Michael), and City staff.  Refer to Informational Flyer.

Due to social distancing precautions, in-person attendance at the City Commission Chambers will be limited, and access may be denied if the space is full.  The contractor, engineer, and staff will be available until 7:00 pm for questions.

If you have specific questions that you would like to discuss ahead of time, or have addressed during the virtual meeting, please email johnbraun@haysusa.com or call (785) 628-7350 before noon on February 26, 2021.