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Crack seal on K-4 in Barton and Rice counties begins
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 The Kansas Department of Transportation planned to begin today sealing cracks in the asphalt roadway on K-4 Highway in Barton and Rice counties.  

The west segment of work is from the Barton/Rush county line east to the west junction of K-4 with US-281, commonly referred to as the Boyd Road. This was set to begin today and should be completed on or around Oct. 5, weather permitting.  

The east segment of the project is from the Barton/Rice county line east to the Rice/Ellsworth county line seven miles east of Geneseo. Work on the east segment will begin immediately following the completion of the work on the west segment, and should be finished by the end of October.  

The purpose of this project is to extend the life of the pavement by preventing moisture from getting into the subgrade.

Traffic through this work zone will be controlled by flagmen and pilot car, so drivers can expect delays of up to 15 minutes.  The work area will move daily and work will be underway during daylight hours only.  

Pavement Pros LLC is the prime contractor for this project, which is funded by T-WORKS, the transportation program passed by the Kansas Legislature in May 2010. For more information about T-WORKS projects and funding visit the website,  

Highway construction project locations and road condition information can be viewed at the 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 Zachary Oswald, at 620-663-3361 or 1-877-550-5368.