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Highway Work

BEGINNING MONDAY, THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION  WILL BEGIN WORK TO RECONSTRUCT A SECTION OF US-36 HIGHWAY IN NORTON COUNTY.  STARTING AT THE EAST CITY LIMITS OF NORTON, AND CONTINUING EAST APPROXIMATELY 4.5 MILES TO THE US-36/K-383 JUNCTION, WORKERS WILL REBUILD THE ROADWAY ON EXISTING ALIGNMENT.  WORK WILL BEGIN IN LATE FEBRUARY TO EXTEND OR REPLACE THE DRAINAGE STRUCTURES ALONG THIS ROUTE.  BEGINNING ON APPROXIMATELY MARCH 12, WORKERS WILL REPLACE THE US-36 DRAINAGE STRUCTURE LOCATED JUST EAST OF THE INTERSECTION OF US-36/K-67 (ROADWAY TO THE NORTON CORRECTION FACILITY).  CONTINUING THROUGH THE SUMMER MONTHS, EARTHWORK WILL BE PERFORMED TO PROVIDE FLATTER SHOULDERS.  THIS FALL THE 4.5 MILES OF ROADWAY WILL BE RECONSTRUCTED UTILIZING A COLD RECYCLE OPERATION, FOLLOWED BY A FIVE-INCH OVERLAY OF NEW ASPHALT MATERIAL.  FLAGGERS AND A PILOT CAR OPERATION WILL GUIDE ONE-LANE TRAFFIC THROUGH THE EARLY AUTUMN WORK ZONE DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS.  DELAYS OF 15 MINUTES OR LESS WILL BE EXPECTED KDOT AWARDED THE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT – TOTALING $4,945,124 – TO VENTURE CORPORATION, OF GREAT BEND.  THE PAVEMENT RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT IS FUNDED BY T-WORKS, THE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM PASSED BY THE KANSAS LEGISLATURE IN MAY OF 2010.  WEATHER PERMITTING THE CONSTRUCTION WORK WILL BE COMPLETED BY JANUARY, 2013.