Friday, November 15, 2013

Hwy. 166 Detour Directions

   Hwy. 166 is still closed 4 miles east of Brenda's Berries, for the next 2 months or so, for constructing a new bridge between 50th St. & 60th St.
   Those coming from the west (Coffeyville, Edna, etc.) on Hwy. 166 or from the northwest (Oswego, Altamont, Parsons, etc.) on Hwy. 59: IGNORE the detour signs in Chetopa.  Follow "Local Traffic Only" signs and go east on Hwy. 166 for 4.5 miles to 95th St., our road.
   Those coming from the east (Joplin, Baxter Springs, etc.) on Hwy. 166: when you get to the 4-way stop 6 miles west of Baxter Springs, follow "Local Traffic Only" signs and stay straight on Hwy. 166.  IGNORE the detour signs that would take you up to Columbus and add 30 miles to your trip. Go 5 miles west on Hwy. 166 until you reach the barricade across the highway at 50th St.  Then go 1.0 mile south on 50th St., 1.0 mile west on Star Rd., & 1.0 mile north on 60th St. (all gravel roads), then turn left onto Hwy. 166 & go 3.5 miles west to 95th St., our road.  (The northern route of 1.0 mile north on 50th St., 1.0 mile west on Greenlawn Rd., & 1.0 mile south on 60th St. has been very heavily used so has developed severe ruts and washboards, so this southern route is now better.)
    Those coming from the northeast (Columbus, Pittsburg, etc.) should take Hwy. 160 west from Columbus to 90th St. (just before Angelo's Deli), turn left on 90th St. (a paved road) and go south on it for 10.0 miles, then turn right onto Hwy. 166 & go 0.5 miles west to 95th St., our road.
   Those coming from the south (Miami, etc.) should take Hwy. 59 north from Welch, OK to Chetopa, KS, then take Hwy. 166 east for 4.5 miles to 95th St., our road.
This large sign on Hwy. 166 tells you where to turn south on 95th St.
   There's a large sign for Brenda's Berries on Hwy. 166 where you turn south on 95th St.  Go 1/3 mile south on 95th St., then turn left into our driveway at another sign for Brenda's Berries.  Go a short distance down the driveway to our red sales building on your right, and you can park right in front of it.