Archive for Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Crews wrap up K-32

Work to start on 24-40

August 20, 2003

Road construction crews soon will complete work on Kansas Highway 32 between Bonner Springs and the highway's intersection with U.S. Highway 24-40.

Workers with Hamm Inc., Perry, have laid a new surface on K-32.

"Right now, we're surfaced to Linwood," said Tony Marienau, asphalt engineer with Hamm. "We've probably got about a week's worth of work before we head toward Tonganoxie and come back south."

Hamm workers will resurface 24-40 between Tonganoxie and K-32. Marienau said that project will begin within the next few days.

"It will probably be toward the latter part of next week or after Labor Day," he said.

Crews currently are going back over parts of the westbound lanes of K-32, where asphalt has rippled. Marienau attributed that to the specifications that the Kansas Department of Transportation required for the thickness of the new road surface.

"It was so thin," he said. "We'll have to take them out and put them back in because of the thickness they made us lay. It's in five or six spots. We'll go in and mill. They're about 60 or 70 feet long."

He said he doubts crews run into the same problem on 24-40.

During work on 24-40, at least one lane of traffic will be open, and a pilot car will lead motorists through the construction areas.

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