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Flint Hills scenic outlook project breaks ground

It’s never been easy for Kansas Turnpike users to pause and fully appreciate the beautiful expanse of the Flint Hills. So it was good to see ground broken last week on a scenic outlook at the site of the Bazaar cattle pens, to include information kiosks and on and off ramps in both directions that will better serve cattle trucks as well. Anticipated to be complete a year from now, the $3.2 million project is a partnership of state transportation and tourism agencies, the Emporia Gazette reported. “We want to preserve and enjoy the Flint Hills,” Gov. Sam Brownback said at the event. “But we also want to share them.” – Rhonda Holman