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US-50 asphalt overlay from Kinsley to Edwards/Stafford county line to begin
new deh stafford county road work art

 Starting this week, the Kansas Department of Transportation will begin construction of a 23-mile asphalt mill and overlay surfacing project on US-50 Highway in Edwards County, beginning at the west city limits of Kinsley east to the Edwards/Stafford county line.

Traffic through this work zone will be controlled by flaggers and pilot car. With both lanes being affected, 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 October, depending on delays caused by adverse weather conditions.

APAC Kansas Inc. Shears Division, from Hutchinson, is the prime contractor for this $5,858,000 project, which is funded by T-WORKS, the transportation program passed by the Kansas Legislature. 

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 call 5-1-1 from any phone in Kansas or 1-866-511-5368 if unable to access 5-1-1.