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Traffic alert: U.S. 160 resurfacing project begins August 20

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Updated August 20, 2013 -Construction has begun on U.S. 160 in Cherokee County, Kansas.

The resurfacing project will start at the south U.S. 69 and U.S. 400 junction at Crestline and continue west to end at the Cherokee-Labette County line.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane and KDOT says drivers should expect delays of 15 minutes or less

Officials remind drivers to be cautions.

KDOT hopes the project will be complete by mid-October.

 

Posted August 15, 2013 - NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION:

U.S. 160 resurfacing project begins August 20

Tuesday, Aug. 20, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) expects to begin a project that will resurface a 20-mile section of U.S.160 in Cherokee County.  The project starts at the south U.S.69/U.S.400 junction at Crestline and continues west to end at the Cherokee-Labette county line.

During the first phase the contractor will place a ¾-inch asphalt overlay on U.S.160 from Columbus west to the Cherokee/Labette county line. The second phase, from Crestline west to the U.S.160/U.S.69 junction at Columbus, consists of milling 1 inch off the existing roadway surface and applying a 1½- inch asphalt overlay. Traffic at the work zone will be reduced to one lane controlled by flaggers and a pilot car during daylight hours. Motorists should expect delays of 15 minutes or less. The entire project should be finished by mid-October, weather permitting.

KDOT awarded the construction contract of approximately $2 million to APAC Missouri, Inc., of Springfield. Bob Gudgen, construction engineer at the Pittsburg KDOT office, reminds drivers to obey the flaggers, reduce speed, and "Give ‘Em a Brake!" at the work zone.

The preservation project is funded under the T-WORKS transportation program. Those with questions concerning the road work may contact Gudgen at (620) 231-7560, or KDOT Southeast District Public Affairs Manager Priscilla Petersen, 1-877-550-5368. For more information concerning T-WORKS projects visit the website, www.ksdot.org/tworks.

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