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U.S. 56 Elm Creek Bridge overlay project to begin in Lyon County

On May 29, an overlay project will begin on the U.S. 56 bridge spanning Elm Creek in Lyon County. The Elm Creek Bridge is located 1.5-miles east of the Interstate-335/Kansas Turnpike and U.S. 56 interchange.

Crews will complete sandblasting of the existing bridge deck surface, followed by a polymer overlay. Work will take place primarily during daylight hours, Monday through Friday.

Beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, eastbound and westbound U.S. 56 traffic over Elm Creek Bridge will be reduced to one lane for both directions. Traffic will be directed through the project work zone via temporary traffic signals. Drivers should expect minor delays. There will be a 12-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.

Wildcat Concrete Services, Topeka, is the primary contractor on the $52,805 bridge overlay project. Project work is scheduled to be completed by early June 2013, weather permitting.

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

The 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 overlay project, contact Kimberly Qualls, Northeast Kansas public affairs manager, at (785) 640-9340, or Nathan Anstey, construction manager, at (620) 342-5402.  It is KDOT Project #56 KA 2791-01.

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