On Monday, June 11, a multi-highway resurfacing project will begin with an 8-mile section of K-63 from the K-63/US-36 east junction north to the north K-63/K-9 junction in Nemaha County. Project work includes a 2-inch surface recycle and conventional seal followed by all new pavement markings. The resurfacing project will smooth the road and fill surface defects that can shorten pavement life. For the conventional seal, 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. Work will take place during daylight hours, Monday through Friday, with some occasional Saturday work.
Beginning on Monday, June 11 through mid-July 2012, northbound and southbound K-63 traffic will be reduced to one lane for both directions along with intermittent closures of adjacent cross roads during the project work hours for resurfacing work. Traffic will be directed through the project work zone via a pilot car and flagger operation. There will be a posted speed limit of 45 mph and a10-foot lane width restriction through the project work zone during working hours. Drivers should expect delays of up to 15 minutes maximum and are encouraged to use alternate routes, if possible
The work on K-63 is part of a 22-mile multi-highway resurfacing project on K-63, K-71, K-110 and K-187 in Nemaha and Marshall Counties. Dustrol Inc. (Towanda, KS) is the primary contractor on this resurfacing project with a total contract cost of $1.902 million. Overall project work is scheduled to be completed in early September 2012.