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Road work on U.S. 77 to begin May 1

On Wednesday, May 1, weather permitting, a resurfacing project will begin on 11.86 miles of U.S. 77 from the U.S. 36/U.S. 77 junction west of Marysville to the Kansas/Nebraska state line in Marshall County. Project work includes a 2-inch surface recycle followed by an asphalt seal on all mainline lanes. Work will take place during daylight hours, Monday through Friday, with some occasional Saturday work. The work will be coordinated so that all lanes will be opened to traffic by one-half before sunset.

Beginning on Wednesday, May 1, northbound and southbound U.S. 77 will be reduced to one lane for resurfacing work as crews begin work at the south end of the project west of Marysville and will then move north along U.S. 77. Traffic will be reduced to one lane for both directions along with intermittent closures of adjacent cross roads during the project work hours.

Traffic will be directed through the project work zone via a pilot car operation during daylight hours only. Drivers should expect delays of up to 15 minutes maximum and are encouraged to use alternate routes, if possible. There will be a 10-foot lane width restriction during project work hours throughout the project duration.

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.

Bettis Asphalt Construction Company (Marysville, KS) is the primary contractor on this resurfacing project with a total contract cost of $988,456. Overall project work is scheduled to be completed in late May 2013, weather permitting.

This project is funded by T-WORKS, the transportation program passed by the Kansas Legislature in May 2010. Find out more about this and other T-WORKS projects at: http://kdotapp.ksdot.org/TWorks/.

For questions or additional information on this U.S. 75reconstruction project, please contact Kimberly Qualls, Northeast Kansas Public Affairs Manager, at (785) 640-9340, or Kevin Palic, Construction Manager, at (785) 336-2183. (KDOT Project #77-58 KA 2903-01)

About Kevin Rippe

Kevin Rippe was born in Marysville and moved to Smith Center at the age of 1, then graduated from Smith Center High School in 1995. He graduated from Cloud County Community College in 1997, and joined the staff of KKAN/KQMA radio in Phillipsburg a year later. Since June of 2011 Kevin has been with us here at Your Country KNDY. You can hear Kevin on daily news reports, as well as calling area high school football and basketball. Kevin lives in Marysville with his wife Melissa, and 4 children Brennen, Jacob, Bailee, and Joshua.