U.S. Highway 56 road work set to begin

8/24/2013

Resurfacing of U.S. Highway 56 through Stevens, Seward and Haskell counties should begin by Wednesday, weather permitting, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation. The 41 mile, $5.8 million project runs from the end of the full-width paved shoulders on U.S. 56 northeast of Hugoton to the Haskell-Gray county line.

Resurfacing of U.S. Highway 56 through Stevens, Seward and Haskell counties should begin by Wednesday, weather permitting, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation. The 41 mile, $5.8 million project runs from the end of the full-width paved shoulders on U.S. 56 northeast of Hugoton to the Haskell-Gray county line.

The contractor, J & R Sand Co., Inc., of Liberal, plans to begin at the east city limits of Sublette, work eastward to the Haskell-Gray County line and then work back to the west. KDOT expects work on this project to be completed by early November, depending on weather.

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.

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