KDOT announces road work in area

7/13/2013

The Kansas Department of Transportation recently announced that there are several road and bridge projects about to begin in the Garden City and Haskell County areas.

The Kansas Department of Transportation recently announced that there are several road and bridge projects about to begin in the Garden City and Haskell County areas.

The first of a series of resurfacing projects in the Garden City area is set to begin by Wednesday. The first project, on U.S. 83, begins at the south junction with old U.S. 83 and continues north to the concrete pavement south of Schulman Avenue, a distance of about eight miles. Additional work is planned from the junction of U.S. 83 and U.S. 83 business to the bridge carrying U.S. 83 business over the Arkansas River; and on Kansas Highway 156 from 750 feet east of Crestway Drive to Roman Road.

During construction, traffic will be limited to one lane through the work zone guided by a pilot car. Drivers can expect delays of 15 minutes or less. KDOT urges drivers to be alert, pay attention to all work zone warning signs, slow down when approaching a work zone and be prepared to stop. Oversized loads will be restricted to a maximum length of 80 feet and a maximum width of 18 feet.

APAC-Kansas Inc., Shears Division, is the primary contractor on this project at a cost of approximately $1.4 million. KDOT expects work on this project to be completed by the end of August, depending on weather.

Another project was scheduled to begin Thursday to resurface 12 miles of U.S. 83 in northern Haskell County from the U.S. 83/U.S. 160/K-144 junction, north to the Haskell/Finney county line.

Traffic is limited to one lane through the work zone, guided by a pilot car. Drivers can expect delays of 15 minutes or less. Again, KDOT urges caution and oversized loads will be restricted to a maximum length of 80 feet and a maximum width of 18 feet.

APAC Kansas, Inc., Shears Division is the primary contractor on this project at a cost of about $1.1 million. The project should be completed by the end of July, depending on weather.

Finally, work has resumed on a bridge repair project in Haskell County on U.S. 56 over the Cimarron River, about a half-mile northeast of the Seward/Haskell county line. This phase of the project involves overlaying the bridge deck.

During daylight hours, when work is under way, traffic will be limited to one lane across the bridge, controlled by flaggers. Delays should be minimal.

PBX Corporations and Subsidiaries of Sapulpa, Okla., is the primary contractor and the cost is approximately $350,000. The project should be completed by the end of July, depending on weather.

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