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K-16 Resurfacing Project To Begin In Riley & Pottawatomie Counties

On Monday, September 16, weather permitting, a resurfacing project will begin on a 20-mile stretch of K-16 from the K-13/K-99 junction at the city of Blaine in Pottawatomie County west to the U.S. 77 junction just north of the city of Randolph in Riley County. Project work includes a 1-inch surface mill and a 1.5-inch asphalt overlay on all mainline lanes. The resurfacing project will smooth the road and fill surface defects that can shorten pavement life. 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 Monday, September 16, eastbound and westbound K-16 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 only 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.

Hall Brothers Inc. (Marysville, KS) is the primary contractor on this resurfacing project with a total contract cost of $2.048 million. Overall project work is scheduled to be completed by mid-November 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 resurfacing 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 #16-106 KA 2908-01)

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