Judd Weil-News Director
Traffic changes are scheduled to start Friday, May 27, along U.S. 50/400 from the Hamilton/Kearny County line, 15 miles to the west city limits of Lakin, Kan., according to the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) on May 24.
U.S. 50/400 traffic will be reduced to one lane through the project area. Motorists should be aware of delays of up to 15 minutes as one-lane traffic will be directed by flaggers and a pilot car through the work zone. The lane reduction will be marked by signs and cones. When construction is not taking place, U.S. 50/400 will be open to normal traffic.
This project consists of a 2.5-inch milling of existing pavement and a two-inch hot mix of asphalt overlay on the driving lanes.
Shoulders will be chip sealed with lightweight aggregate. Centerline rumble stripes will be installed, and new permanent pavement markings will be applied along the roadway near the conclusion of the project.
Venture Corporation, based in Great Bend, Kan., is the contractor on this $3.2 million project. The project is expected to be completed by the end of August, weather permitting.
For more information on this project, contact Larry Meyer, Area Construction Manager, at 620-384-7821, or Yazmin Moreno, KDOT District 6 Public Affairs Manager, at 620-260-6397.