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AS EARLY AS NEXT MONDAY, AUGUST 6, A JOB TO REPAIR A BRIDGE LOCATED ON U.S. 83 IN DECATUR COUNTY MAY BEGIN.  LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 3.5 MILES NORTH OF THE SHERIDAN COUNTY LINE, THE BRIDGE OVER THE PRAIRIE DOG CREEK WILL RECEIVE REPAIRS UNDER TRAFFIC CONTROL.  WORK ON THE BRIDGE INCLUDES REMOVING 1.5 INCHES OF CONCRETE, PATCHING THE BRIDGE DECK AND OVERLAYING A NEW DECK SURFACE.  A TRAFFIC CONTROL LIGHTING SYSTEM WILL HALT DRIVERS FOR A BRIEF PERIOD OF TIME, ON BOTH ENDS OF THE BRIDGE PROJECT. THE PUBLIC SHOULD EXPECT TO ENCOUNTER A SLIGHT DELAY WHILE DRIVING THROUGH THE PROJECT; AND SHOULD PLAN THEIR TRAVELS ACCORDINGLY.  PLEASE USE CAUTION, PAY ATTENTION TO THE WORK ZONE SIGNS, AND RESPECT WORKERS WHEN DRIVING THROUGH ANY ROAD CONSTRUCTION ZONE. SLOW DOWN AND “GIVE ‘EM A BRAKE”.  KDOT AWARDED THE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT – TOTALING $293,138 – TO WILDCAT CONCRETE SERVICES INC., OF TOPEKA.   THE BRIDGE REPAIR PROJECT IS FUNDED BY T-WORKS, THE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM PASSED BY THE KANSAS LEGISLATURE IN MAY OF 2010; AND DESIGNED TO CREATE JOBS, PRESERVE HIGHWAY INFRASTRUCTURE, AND SPUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACROSS THE STATE.  WEATHER PERMITTING, THE BRIDGE REPAIR PROJECT WILL BE COMPLETE BY MID-SEPTEMBER.