I-35 bridge repair, resurfacing project to begin in Lyon County

On Monday, Aug. 26, a repair and resurfacing project will begin on the Interstate-35 bridges over the Neosho River and over U.S. 50 in Lyon County. The bridges are located near the east city limit of Emporia and one mile east. Project work includes expansion joint replacement followed by a polymer overlay application across both bridge decks. Work will take primarily during daylight hours, Monday through Friday.

Beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, weather permitting, northbound and southbound I-35 over both bridges and the one mile in between the bridges will be reduced to one lane for both directions throughout the project duration. Traffic will be directed through the project work zone via channelizers and concrete safety barrier. Drivers should expect minor delays. There will be a 60 mph posted speed limit and a 14-foot lane width restriction through the project work zone at all times. No oversized or supersized loads will be allowed through the project work zone.

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

PBX Corporation and Subsidiaries, Sapulpa, Okla., is the primary contractor on the $514,670 bridge repair and resurfacing project. All repair work will be completed this construction season and then the project will go into winter suspension. The polymer overlay will be completed in the spring of 2014. Overall project work is scheduled to be completed in spring 2014, weather permitting.

This project is funded by T-WORKS, the transportation program passed by the Kansas Legislature in May 2010. Find out more about this and other T-WORKS projects at: http://kdotapp.ksdot.org/TWorks/.

For more information on this bridge repair and resurfacing project, KDOT Project No.56 KA 2791-01, contact Northeast Kansas Public Affairs Manager Kimberly Qualls at 785-640-9340, or Nathan Anstey, construction manager, at 620-342-5402.

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