Archive for Friday, September 24, 2010

Repaving project to cause delays on K-32 in Leavenworth, Douglas counties

September 24, 2010

Motorists using Kansas Highway 32 west of Bonner Springs through Leavenworth County should expect delays until mid-October as resurfacing of the highway takes place.

On Thursday, Sept. 23, the resurfacing began on K-32 from just west of Bonner Springs in Leavenworth County to the U.S. Highway 24 junction in Douglas County.

The Kansas Department of Transportation said a portion of K-32 would be reduced to one lane during the resurfacing project. Work will take place daily, Monday through Friday (with an occasional Saturday) during daylight hours.

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.

Updated daily lane closure information for this pavement repair project can be viewed online at ksdot.org/kcmetro/laneclose.asp.

The resurfacing project will smooth the road and fill the surface defects that can shorten pavement life. Workers will spread a thin layer of asphalt over the pavement then coat it with a layer of rock chips that is pressed into place with heavy rollers. Once the project is complete, new pavement markings will be applied to the entire resurfaced portion of K-32.

Vance Brothers, Inc. is the primary contractor on this $531,177 resurfacing project. The scheduled completion date for the entire project mid-October 2010.

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