KDOT pavement testing scheduled for next week on K-68

Starting Monday, Sept. 15 and continuing through Thursday, Sept. 18, the Kansas Department of Transportation will run tests of pavement strength on the following highways in Franklin and Miami counties:

  • K-68, from the Osage County line east to Ottawa.
  • K-68, from the K-33 junction east to Louisburg.
  • K-33, from the K-68 junction north to the Douglas County line.

The testing crew uses a falling weight deflectometer (FWD), a device equipped with a series of weights that checks the strength of asphalt pavement. KDOT conducts FWD tests every year on different sections of the state highway system.

A pilot car will guide one-lane traffic through each testing zone, with delays of 15 minutes or less expected. KDOT reminds all drivers to be alert and obey the warning signs when approaching and driving through the testing zones. For more information about the testing, call KDOT Southeast District Public Affairs Manager Priscilla Petersen at 877-550-5368.


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