The Kansas Department of Transportation expects to begin or resume work this week on several road construction projects across northwest Kansas. Project work and locations include:
Smith County: Bridge replacement on K-9 approximately 1 mile east of Cedar. Traffic will shift onto the shoo-fly detour at the end of March. L&M Contractors is the primary contractor for the $2.5 million project, which is expected to be completed in November.
Thomas County: Mill and overlay on 10 miles of I-70 from exit 53 to exit 62. Traffic will be reduced to one lane with a reduced speed limit through the active work zone. Venture Corporation is the primary contractor for the $5.4 million project, which is expected to be completed in June.
Trego County: Mill and overlay on 10 miles of U.S. 283 starting at Barclay Avenue in WaKeeney and ending approximately 3 miles north of the Graham County line. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers and a pilot car during daylight hours. APAC Shears is the primary contractor for the $3 million project, which is expected to be completed by the end of May.
Work is also continuing on the bridge replacement on K-147 at Cedar Bluff Reservoir in Trego County and reconstruction on the westbound lanes of 9 miles of I-70 in Gove County.
KDOT reminds motorists to slow down and use caution when traveling through and around work zones. For more information on these projects, please contact KDOT district construction engineer Rob Percival at 785-871-1515 or [email protected].