Starting around Monday, Sept. 30, the Kansas Department of Transportation will begin an asphalt paving project on U.S. 281 Highway, from the City of Hoisington continuing west approximately 4.5 miles; and K-4 Highway, from the east junction of U.S 281/K-4 highways in Hoisington continuing east to the Barton/Rice county line.
Both of these sections of 281 and K-4 will have the asphalt roadway surface milled and overlaid. 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 13-foot width restriction in 281 section work zones, so vehicles with widths wider than 13 feet will need to use an alternate route; and there will be a 12 foot width restriction in K-4 section work zone, so vehicles with widths wider than 12 feet 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. For more information about T-WORKS projects and funding visit the website, www.ksdot.org/tworks. Highway construction project locations and road condition information can be viewed at the 511.ksdot.org website, or can also be accessed by telephone by dialing 511.
Persons with questions about this road work or other KDOT projects can call South Central Kansas Public Affairs Manager, Martin Miller, at 620-663-3361 or 1-877-550-5368 (toll free).