The Kansas Department of Transportation is scheduled to start an asphalt sealing project on the surface of US-281 Highway in Barton County. The project location is from the intersection with K-4 Highway approximately four miles west of Hoisington north to the Barton/Russell County line.
This 11 mile long surface seal project is scheduled to start on Tuesday, July 26th. The roadway surface seal process will involve a work zone that will move daily. Traffic through this work zone will be controlled by flaggers and pilot car, so drivers can expect delays of up to 15 minutes. Work can be expected to be underway Monday thru Saturday during daylight hours only.
There will be a 13 foot width restriction in the work zone, so vehicles with widths wider than 13 feet will need to use an alternate route. Highway construction project locations and road condition information can be viewed at the http://511.ksdot.org website, or you can receive recorded information by calling 511.
This highway construction project is scheduled to be completed by Aug. 5th, depending on delays due to weather conditions. The Department of Transportation will stripe the project shortly after the contract sealing work is completed.
Blevins Asphalt Construction Company of Mt. Vernon, Mo., is the prime contractor for this project 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 the 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).