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THIS PST FRIDAY,  A ROAD CONSTRUCTION PROJECT TO REPAVE A SECTION OF K-383 HIGHWAY IN NORTON COUNTY BEGAN.  THE PROJECT BEGINS AT THE DECATUR/NORTON COUNTY LINE AND CONTINUES NORTHEAST TO THE U.S. 36 JUNCTION. THE SCOPE INCLUDES PLACING AN ULTRA-THIN BONDED ASPHALT SURFACING ALONG 13.5 MILES OF THE ROADWAY. THIS PAVEMENT PROCESS INCLUDES A FAST APPLICATION OF ASPHALT SURFACING. AND THE ULTRA-THIN BONDED ASPHALT SURFACING PROCESS PLACES A THIN LIFT OF COURSE HOT MIX ASPHALT OVER AN EXISTING SURFACE, PROVIDING EFFECTIVE PRESERVATION. 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 $1,209,196 – 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. WEATHER PERMITTING, WORK SHOULD BE COMPLETE BY EARLY SEPTEMBER.