Starting around Thursday, Aug. 29, the Kansas Department of Transportation will begin an asphalt paving project on K-4 in Barton County. This asphalt surface recycle and overlay project will start at the Rush/Barton County line and continue east 10 miles to the west junction of K-4 and U.S. 281 highways.
Project construction is scheduled to be completed by November, depending on delays due to adverse weather conditions.
Traffic through this work zone will be controlled by flagmen and pilot car, so drivers can expect delays of up to 15 minutes. There will be a 12-foot width restriction in the work zone, so wider vehicles will need to use an alternate route. The work area will move daily and work will be underway during daylight hours only.
Venture Corporation from Great Bend is the prime contractor for this $4,644,938 project, which is funded by T-Works, the transportation program passed by the Kansas Legislature in May 2010. Highway construction project locations and road condition information can be viewed online at the http://511.ksdot.org website, or can also be accessed by telephone by dialing 511.