Mill and overlay project in Osage County to begin Monday

A mill and overlay project on U.S. Highway 56 and state Highway 31 in Osage County, is set to begin Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, weather permitting. The project is expected to be completed in two phases.

The first phase will begin Monday, Oct. 12, on U.S. 56, from the U.S. 56/K-31 junction, proceeding west to the Lyon-Osage county line, from mile marker 382 to mile marker 388, and includes both spurs at the east junction.

Phase two is expected to begin Wednesday, Oct. 21, on K-31, from mile marker 25 to mile marker 27, on the east edge of Osage City.

Both phases are expected to be completed by Oct. 28, weather permitting.

Work will occur during daylight hours. Traffic will be controlled using flaggers and a pilot car operation and motorists should expect delays of up to 15 minutes. Traffic on the side roads will have to wait on the pilot car.

Hamm Inc., of Perry, is the contractor on the $900,000 project.

KDOT urges all motorists to be alert and obey the warning signs when approaching and driving through a highway work zone. For information about all road construction projects across Kansas see www.kandrive.org or call 511. Drive safely and always wear your seat belt.

Information and graphic thanks to Kansas Department of Transportation.

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