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Monday, September 12, 2011

K-10 resurfacing project scheduled to begin

KDOT is reminding drivers that they will begin a resurfacing project on an 8.5-mile stretch of K-10 from the east city limits of Lawrence to the Douglas/Johnson County line.



No work will occur during peak travel times of 6-9 a.m. and 3-6 p.m. Monday through Friday or on University of Kansas home football game days, according to a press release.

The work is scheduled to begin Monday, September 12th and crews will begin the project at the east city limits of Lawrence. Traffic will be restricted to one lane in both the eastbound and westbound lanes during project work hours. There will also be a 14-foot lane width restriction.

KDOT advises drivers to be aware of the reduced speed limit of 55 mph through work zones and delays are expected. Drivers should expect delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes, if possible.

The project work includes: pavement repair and resurfacing on all mainline lanes, pavement of shoulders (10-foot outside shoulders and 6-foot inside/median shoulders when completed) and installation of "edgeline" rumble strips on both shoulders.

The KDOT press release says the "resurfacing project will smooth the road and fill surface defects that can shorten pavement life. Workers will first complete pavement repair work, then mill away 1-inch of the existing pavement followed by application of a 1.5-inch overlay. New pavement markings will be applied to the resurfaced roadway."

Hamm Construction of Perry, Kansas, is the primary contractor for the $4.3 million resurfacing project. Work is scheduled to be complete by early November 2011, weather permitting. The project is funded by T-WORKS, the transportation program passed by the Kansas Legislature in May 2010.

More information and updated traffic impacts for this project can be found at: http://www.ksdot.org/topekametro/laneclose.asp

More information about this and other T-WORKS projects can be found at: http://kdotapp.ksdot.org/TWorks/
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