Archive for Wednesday, June 1, 2011

U.S. 73/K-7 paving scheduled to begin

June 1, 2011

Weather permitting, on Thursday, June 2, an asphalt resurfacing project will begin on Kansas Highway 7/U.S. Highway 73 between Parallel Parkway and Gilman Road in Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties.

At 6 a.m., northbound and southbound K-7/US-73 will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Lane reduction will continue from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday, with an occasional Saturday, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation.

Ramps will remain open throughout the project, except for occasional short-duration closures. No marked detours will be provided. Drivers should expect little or no delays. There will be a 12-foot lane restriction throughout the project duration.

Updated daily traffic information for this resurfacing project can viewed online.

Workers will spread a 3/4-inch thin layer of asphalt over the pavement then coat it with a layer rock chips that is pressed into place with heavy rollers. New pavement markings will be applied to the entire resurfaced roadway.

APAC is the primary contractor on this $1.6 million resurfacing project. Project work is scheduled to be completed by mid-July 2011.

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