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Crack repair work to start on U.S. 56 in Barton, Rice counties

An asphalt crack repair project is expected to begin around May 10 on U.S. 56 in part of Barton and Rice counties. 

The Barton County portion of the Kansas Department of Transportation project will be from the east city limits of Ellinwood to the Rice County line. The length is 4.65 miles. 

The Rice County section of the work will be from the Barton County line to the west city limits of Lyons. The length is 13.73 miles. 

During the work, traffic will be controlled by flaggers and a pilot car. Motorists should be prepared to stop and face delays of up to 15 minutes. 

The project is expected to be completed around May 28, depending on the weather.

Mission Construction Co. Inc., of St. Paul, is the primary contractor for the $99,810 project.