Archive for Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Roadwork on Kansas Highway 92 in Leavenworth and Jefferson counties to start Wednesday

July 7, 2009, 9:58 a.m.

Updated: July 7, 2009, 12:52 p.m.

A resurfacing project is scheduled to start Wednesday in Leavenworth and Jefferson counties on about 21.5 miles of Kansas Highway 92.

The project will run from the K-16/K-92 junction in McLouth to 15th Street in Leavenworth.

Resurfacing work will take place daily during daylight hours Monday through Friday, with some occasional Saturday work.

Flaggers will coordinate with pilot cars to guide traffic through the project. Drivers should expect some minor delays of up to 15 minutes, including possible start and stop traffic, and are encouraged to use alternate routes, if possible.

When drivers enter the project work zone on K-92 from adjacent roadways, they must not enter onto K-92 until they are able to follow in behind the pilot car. There will be a 10.5-foot lane width restriction on K-92 through the project work zone.

Workers will begin the recycle process, which includes milling away the top two inches of pavement then reapplying two inches of asphalt over the roadway surface. The resurfacing project will smooth the road and fill cracks that can shorten pavement life. Following the completion of the overlay, permanent pavement markings will be placed on the resurfaced roadway.

Bettis Asphalt is the primary contractor on this resurfacing project with a total contract cost of $1,940,708. The scheduled completion date for the entire project is late October 2009.

The Kansas Department of Transportation urges all motorists to be alert, obey the warning signs and “Give ‘Em a Brake!” when approaching and driving through the project work zone. For more information on this resurfacing project, contact Kimberly Qualls, northeast Kansas public affairs manager, at (785) 640-9340, or Steve Baalman, field engineering administrator, at (785) 296-2291.

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