Commuters advised of delays during K-68 chip seal project

Resurfacing project begins July 7

Drivers are advised to expect delays during weekday lane closures on state Highway 68 east from the U.S. Highway 75 junction and north to the state Highway 268 junction beginning Tuesday, July 7.

Eastbound and westbound traffic along the 12-mile project will be reduced to one open lane for both directions in several mile increments at a time for chip seal work during daylight hours, weather permitting. The project, which includes chip seal work through the city of Quenemo, is expected to be completed Friday, July 10.

Traffic will be directed through the project work zone via a flagger and pilot car operation. Drivers can expect delays of up to 15 minutes and should allow extra time for their daily commutes during the project work hours.

There will be an 11-foot lane width restriction and the speed limit will be reduced from the posted speed limit by 10 mph through the work zone during the daylight work hours. No large structures or superloads will be allowed through the project work zone.

The Kansas Department of Transportation urged all motorists to be alert, obey the warning signs, and “Give ‘Em a Brake!” when approaching and driving through the project work zone.

Vance Brothers Inc., Kansas City, Mo., is the primary contractor on this resurfacing project, KDOT Project #68-70 KA-3737-01, with a total contract cost of $286,993.

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