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24/7 lane closure scheduled for northbound U.S. 75

The northbound U.S. Highway 75 left passing lane from the U.S. Highway 56 junction (Osage County) to Topeka Boulevard (Shawnee County) will remain closed until pavement markings can be applied to the entire 10-mile stretch of roadway. Once the pavement markings are applied, the roadway will then be reopened to unrestricted traffic for the winter season.

Due to the cold weather temperatures and the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, pavement marking work will more than likely not occur until after the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The temperatures are too cold right now for the pavement marking paint to be applied and to cure properly. As a top priority, the project contractor will be applying pavement markings as soon as weather allows in the next week or two.

All asphalt resurfacing work, including tie-in tapers to the bridge approaches on northbound U.S. 75 have been completed for the 2013 construction season. Remaining asphalt work on northbound U.S. 75 and all project work on southbound U.S. 75 will resume in the spring of 2014.

Drivers should expect minor delays and should allow extra time for their daily commutes. 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.

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