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Highway Work

YESTERDAY, A JOB TO OVERLAY K-261 HIGHWAY INTO THE PRAIRIE DOG STATE PARK BEGAN.   THE PROJECT BEGINS AT THE U.S. 36 JUNCTION AND CONTINUES INTO STATE PARK’S MAIN OFFICE.  THE SCOPE INCLUDES A MILL AND HOT-MIX OVERLAY OF ASPHALT MATERIAL.  CONTRACTORS WILL MILL ONE INCH OF THE EXISTING PAVEMENT, AND THEN PLACE A TWO-INCH LIFT OF NEW ASPHALT MATERIAL TO COMPLETE THE 1 MILE PROJECT.  THE PROJECT SHOULD BE ENTIRELY COMPLETE BY THE WEEKEND.   FLAGGERS AND A PILOT CAR OPERATION WILL GUIDE ONE-LANE TRAFFIC THROUGH THE WORK ZONE DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS.  DELAYS OF 15 MINUTES OR LESS WILL BE EXPECTED THROUGH THE CONSTRUCTION TIME FRAME. THE PUBLIC SHOULD PLAN THEIR TRAVELS ACCORDINGLY.  KDOT AWARDED THE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT – TOTALING $173,010 – TO VENTURE CORPORATION, OF GREAT BEND.  THIS HIGHWAY 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.