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Railroad crossing in Rush Center closing for repairs

RUSH CENTER — Starting on Tuesday, June 14, the BNSF Railway Co. will begin a permitted railroad crossing repair project on U.S. 183 just outside of the city of Rush Center on the northern city limits in Rush County.
Kansas Department of Transportation reports the purpose of the railroad crossing repair project is to conduct routine maintenance and necessary upgrades. It is scheduled to be completed around June 17, depending on delays due to adverse weather conditions.
The U.S. 183/K-96 junction in Rush Center will be closed and local traffic will need to use alternate routes. With both lanes being affected and closed by the project, through traffic using U.S. 183 will be detoured around the closing going east on K-96 to Great Bend then north on U.S. 281 to K-4. Drivers then can take K-4 west to La Crosse via U.S. 183. Potential time delays can be expected.
For more information about T-WORKS projects and funding visit the website, Highway construction project locations and road condition information can be viewed at the website, or can also be accessed by telephone by dialing 511.
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, Zach Oswald, at 620-663-3361 or 877-550-5368 (toll free).