I-35 concrete patching, resurfacing projects to begin Monday

On Monday, Sept. 16, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) plans to begin a concrete patching project on 47 miles of Interstate-35 through Osage, Coffey, Franklin and Miami counties, and also expects to begin a resurfacing project on I-35 in Coffey County.

The concrete patching project contractor expects to begin work at the north end and continue south. Project activity will take place during daytime and nighttime hours and should have a minimal effect on the traveling public. I-35 traffic will be reduced to one lane with a 55 mile per hour speed limit in the work zones.

The patching project construction contract of $478,300 was awarded to R.A. Knapp Construction of Kansas City, Kan.

The resurfacing project runs from the Lyon-Coffey county line east for 12 miles to end just west of the I-35/U.S.75 junction at Beto Junction.

Project activity includes milling at bridge approaches and transitional areas, and resurfacing the roadway with an ultra-thin asphalt bonded overlay. I-35 traffic will be reduced to one lane with a 55 mile per hour speed limit in the work zone. KDOT awarded the construction contract of $1.6 million to Se-Kan Asphalt Services of Gas, Kan.

Both projects are expected to be finished by late October.

David Baldridge, construction engineer at the Garnett KDOT office, reminds drivers to reduce speed, use extra caution, and “Give ‘Em a Brake!”

These preservation projects are funded under the T-WORKS transportation program. Those with questions may contact Baldridge at 785-448-5446, or KDOT Southeast District Public Affairs Manager Priscilla Petersen, 877-550-5368. For more information concerning T-WORKS projects visit www.ksdot.org/tworks.

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