PAWNEE COUNTY — The Kansas Department of Transportation will complete the final asphalt seal on the surface of U.S. 183, between the intersection with U.S. 56 and the intersection with K-156 in Pawnee County.
The 12-mile long surface seal project is scheduled to start on Monday, July 11. A two-inch hot inplace asphalt recycle process was completed and now the final emulsified asphalt surface seal will begin. The roadway surface seal process will involve a work zone that will move daily.
Traffic through this work zone will be controlled by flaggers and pilot car, so drivers can expect delays of up to 15 minutes. Work can be expected to be underway Monday thru Saturday, during daylight hours only.
There will be a 13-foot width restriction in the work zone, so vehicles with widths wider that 13 feet will need to use an alternate route. Highway construction project locations and road condition information can be viewed at the http://511.ksdot.org website, or you can receive recorded information by calling 511.
The construction project is scheduled to be completed by the end of July, depending on delays due to weather conditions. Dustrol Inc. of Towanda is the prime contractor for this project funded by T-WORKS, the transportation program passed by the Kansas Legislature in May, 2010.
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 the road work can call Martin Miller at 1-877-550-5368.