Southbound U.S. 75 bridge deck repair and overlay begins in Osage County

Local commuters from Topeka can expect to encounter a one-lane traffic restriction daily on U.S. Highway 75 southbound near Carbondale until late September.

On July 28, 2016, a Kansas Department of Transportation deck repair and overlay project began on the southbound lane of U.S. 75 1/2 mile south of the Carbondale exit, in Osage County. Project work includes removal of two inches of the existing bridge deck surface, followed by partial and full-depth patching, topped by a two-inch Portland cement overlay, and new pavement markings. Work will take place during daylight hours, Monday through Friday, with some occasional Saturday work.

Southbound U.S. 75 is reduced to one lane over the bridge throughout the project duration. Crews will first complete repair work in the right lane, then switch repair work to the left lane. Traffic will be directed through the project work zone via concrete barrier, cones and signage. There will be a 16-foot lane width restriction and a 60 mph posted speed limit through the work zone throughout the project duration. The scheduled completion date for the bridge deck project is late September 2016, weather permitting.

King Construction, Hesston, is the primary contractor on this project, KDOT Project No. 75-70 K-4258-01, with a total contract cost of $172,427. For more information, contact Kimberly Qualls, KDOT Northeast Kansas Public affairs manager, at 785-640-9340, or Clinton Prose, construction manager, at 620-342-5402.

KDOT urges all motorists to be alert, obey the warning signs, take it slow, and “Give ‘Em a Brake!” when approaching and driving through the project work zone.


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