The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) has begun a resurfacing project on U.S. 69 in Linn County. Work starts north of the U.S. 69/K-52 north junction and continues for six miles, ending south of the Linn-Miami county line.
Project activity includes milling at various locations; a 1-inch reflective crack interlayer (RCI) mix overlay on the driving lanes; and an overlay on exit and entrance ramps. Both north- and southbound traffic is reduced to one lane on the project. The speed limit is reduced to 60 miles an hour, with a driving lane width restriction of 12 feet. Weather permitting, the road work should be finished by late summer 2018.
KDOT awarded the $5.4 million construction contract to APAC Kansas Inc., Shears Division of Hutchinson. Troy Howard, a construction engineer at the KDOT Garnett office, reminds drivers to watch for the signs, slow down and “Give ‘Em a Brake!” at the work zone. Persons with questions may contact Howard at (785) 448-5446, or Priscilla Petersen, KDOT Southeast District public affairs manager, at (620) 902-6433.