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Milling and overlay to begin on US-56 From Kinsley to Larned

 Starting this week, the Kansas Department of Transportation will begin construction of a 25-mile road milling and overlay project on US-56 Highway in Pawnee and Edward counties, beginning at the US-50/US-56 junction north along US-56 to the south city limits of Larned.

Traffic through this work zone will be controlled by flaggers and pilot car. 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 12-feet of total width should seek alternative routes. This preservation project is scheduled to be completed in June, depending on delays caused by adverse weather conditions.

APAC Kansas Inc. Shears Division, Hutchinson, is the prime contractor for this $2,481,722 project, which is funded by T-WORKS, the transportation program passed by the Kansas Legislature. 

 Highway construction project locations and road condition information can be viewed at, or can also be accessed by telephone by dialing 511.