LARNED — The Kansas Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin an asphalt road surface sealing project Monday on US-56 Highway from the west city limits of Larned in Pawnee County to the east limits of Kinsley in Edwards County.
Traffic through this work zone will be controlled by flagmen and pilot car, so drivers can expect delays of 15 minutes or less. There will be a 12 foot width restriction in the 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 under way during daylight hours. The project is scheduled to be completed by September, depending on delays caused by adverse weather conditions.
Hutchinson’s APAC Kansas Inc. Shears Division is the primary contractor for this $740,701 project, which is 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 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).
For 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 http://511.ksdot.org website, or can also be accessed by telephone by dialing 511.