Weather permitting, on Thursday, September 16, a resurfacing project will begin on a 16-mile stretch of US-36 from the start of the four-lane pavement east to the US-36/US-77 junction and from the east city limits of Marysville east to the US-36/K-87 junction in Marshall County. Resurfacing work will take place daily, Monday through Friday, 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. When drivers enter the project work zone on US-36 from adjacent roadways, they must not enter onto US-36 until they are able to follow in behind the pilot car.
The resurfacing project will smooth the road and fill cracks that can shorten pavement life. Crews will mill away one-inch of the existing asphalt and place a new one-inch layer of asphalt on top of the milled sections. The contractor will also place new pavement markings on the resurfaced roadway.
Hall Brothers Inc. is the primary contractor on this on this resurfacing project with a total contract cost of $1.629 million. The scheduled completion date for the resurfacing project is mid-November 2010.
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, please contact Kimberly Qualls, Northeast Kansas Public Affairs Manager, at (785) 640-9340, or Kevin Palic, Seneca Construction Engineer, at (785) 336-2183.