Starting next week the Kansas Department of Transportation will begin an asphalt overlay project on US-281 Highway in Stafford County, from US-50/US-281 junction 14 miles North to K-19/US-281 junction.
Traffic through this work zone will be controlled by flagmen and pilot car, so drivers can expect delays of less than 15 minutes. The work area will move daily and work will be underway during daylight hours only. All loads over 15 feet of total width should seek alternative routes. This preservation project is scheduled to be completed in August, depending on delays caused by adverse weather conditions.
Venture Corporation from Great Bend, Kansas is the prime contractor for this $2,224,000 project, which is funded by T-WORKS, the transportation program passed by the Kansas Legislature. For more information about T-WORKS projects and funding visit the website, www.ksdot.org/tworks. Highway construction project locations and road condition information can be viewed at the http://511.ksdot.org website, or can also be accessed by telephone by dialing 511.
KDOT urges all motorists to be alert, obey the warning signs, and “Give ‘Em a Brake!” when approaching and driving through a highway work zone. Persons with questions about this road work or other KDOT projects can call South Central Kansas Public Affairs Manager, Zach Oswald, at 620-663-3361 or 1-877-550-5368 (Toll free).