On Thursday, April 24, work will resume after the 2013 winter shutdown period for a resurfacing project on K-99 and K-87 in Marshall County. Project work will take place on 9 miles of K-99 from the north K-16 junction at Blaine to five miles south of the city limits of Frankfort; and 10 miles of K-87 from the north city limits of the Village of Vliets north to the U.S. 36 junction. Project work includes a 2-inch surface recycle on all mainline lanes followed by an asphalt seal over all recycled pavement.
Beginning on Thursday, April 24, weather permitting, northbound and southbound K-99 will be reduced to one lane for both directions in two to three-mile segments along with intermittent closures of adjacent cross roads during the project work hours. Crews will complete work on K-99, followed by K-87. Resurfacing work on K-9 and five miles of K-99 was completed during the 2013 construction season.
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.
The scheduled completion date for this portion of the project is late June 2014, weather permitting. (KDOT Project #106 KA-2877-01)